Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
The UnToll ends its run at road crossing
Motorists driving along route 41 in the Corcoran area may notice what appears to be a tollbooth near the intersection of Street Road and Route 41 in Londonderry. The booth, which is at a popular cut-through that avoids the dangerous intersection, is actually an art installation.
Called the UnToll, it is part of an exhibit called Arterial Motives and was placed there by Street Road Artists space, the brain- child of Chester County native Emily Artinian. According to its website, Street Road Artists space was developed as an evolution and re-casting of the family business, ARA Real Estate, offering a place to create and view art in western Chester County. It has been open three years, showing regional and international art.
Artinian lived and studied art in London for 10 years before moving back to Chester County.
Arterial Motives takes a look at the future of Route 41, featuring artwork from four continents.
On Saturday, Nov. 1, an event marking the closing of the exhibit was to take place.
Calling attention to the urbanization of the landscape, United Kingdom artist Adrian Barron intends to plant 1,000 acorns on the property from local Penn Oak trees.
Online: www.streetroad.org. Emily Artinian poses in front of the UnToll off Route 41 and Street Road.