TriMet is looking for artists to turn the Hollywood Transit Center’s ramp walls into an artistic tribute to victims of the May 26 MAX train assault.
The transit agency published a request Thursday, Nov. 9, seeking artists to submit qualifications to design and create a “text-based project” for the station’s Tribute Wall honoring Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best, who were killed in the assault by a man who was shouting racist and anti-Muslim rants on a MAX train as it neared the station. Namkai-Meche, Best and Micah Fletcher intervened and 35-year-old Jeremy Christian stabbed them. Fletcher survived his life-threatening wounds.
Christian entered not guilty pleas to more than a dozen he faces in Multnomah County Circuit Court, including aggravated murder, menacing, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
Wednesday, Nov. 29, is the deadline to send qualifications to the agency. Artists submitting qualifications must be able to finish the work by May 12, 2018. Artists will be selected by Dec. 5, with concepts due in January and final design approval in late February or early March.
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