When the exhibition moved to MCColl Center for Visual Art, CATS held an opening reception during one of the Center’s Open Studio Saturdays. On March 22, a number of local artists gathered for a public artist lecture at the Center to speak openly about their artistic processes and the experience of working on the BLE project. The panel discussion was moderated by Art-in-Transit Program Administrator Kati Stegall, and included Paul Sires and Ruth Ava Lyons, Chandra Cox and her partner Susan Cannon Cole, Tom Stanley, and Shaun Cassidy.
The exhibition was timed to coordinate with Walls and Bridges artist Carolyn Braaksma's three month residency at the McColl Center. While in residence, she planned and began carving prototypes that will adorn walls along the entire alignment. Guests were able to enjoy a visit to her studio at the Center while the exhibition took place.