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MARTA Artbound reveals mural by Kevin Bongang at Kensington Station

Andrew Alvarez

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ATLANTA, GA — The Artbound public art project of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority or MARTA has revealed a new mural by artist Kevin Bongang at the East/West Line's Kensington rail station. The artwork, "Boundless", is on display on the station's north side.

Kevin Bongang, a Cameroon native, majored in illustration and obtained his B.F.A. and M.F.A.in 2009 and 2013, respectively, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His signature style is characterized by "bold fun colors, swirling lines and whimsical imagery".

Bongang was chosen as part of Artbound's Black Artists Matter project, influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement and the demand for racial justice and equality. The artwork at Indian Creek Station, which was finished in January, was also part of phase two. Phase one, which took place last fall and included artwork at the East Lake and Avondale rail stations, was done in collaboration with Decatur Arts Alliance.

MARTA spends 1 percent of its yearly budget on visual and performance art to improve the commuter experience. MARTA Artbound offers year-round opportunities for artists through a variety of programs that cover a wide range of media.

Artbound aims to make the stations themselves feel like destinations, a place to see or hear anything that brightens visitors' and commuters' days alike with fascinating visual art, dance, theater, and live music.

To find out more about the artist, Kevin Bongang, you can visit his website at https://www.bongang.com/.

To learn more about MARTA Artbound, you can visit their webpage at https://itsmarta.com/artbound.aspx.

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