SCP Arts Installations and Exhibits


Metro Transit Earth Week Light Rail Installation

Sarah Nelson, artist, and SCP Artist-in-Residence. Photo by Metro Transit.

Metro Transit Earth Week Light Rail Installation

Left to Right: Fatoumata Jaiteh, JPST student; Mike Klein, JPST professor; Sarah Nelson, SCP Artist-in-Residence; Maria Dahmus, SCP Director; Kelly Morrell, Metro Transit. Photo by Dane Pedersen.

Metro Transit Earth Week Light Rail Installation

Exterior of train car, illustrated by SCP Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nelson. Photo by Dane Pedersen.

Metro Transit Earth Week Light Rail Installation

Interior of train car, illustrated by Sarah Nelson. Photo by Maria Dahmus.


The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) develops multi-year partnerships with communities to integrate a set of community-identified sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses across disciplines, engaging students in real-world, applied research and problem-solving.

SCP Arts projects integrate an arts-based dimension into applied learning to enrich analysis and engage all ages in community sustainability goals.  SCP partners share project artwork created through SCP Arts course project collaborations in their communities and beyond.


Current Installation:
Metro Transit Earth Week Light Rail

This public art installation is a collaboration between Metro Transit; SCP Arts; Leadership for Social Justice (JPST 365); the College of Arts and Sciences SOLV Initiative; and SCP Artist-in-Residence and local, St. Paul-based artist, Sarah Nelson.  Illustrations by Sarah Nelson.  Learn more about this collaborative project here and in Metro Transit's Rider's Almanac.


Upcoming Exhibits