“I Will…”, Tracy Van Duinen, Todd Osborne, Chicago Public Art Group, 2006

“I Will…”
4730 N. Sheridan
Artist: Tracy Van Duinen
Assistant: Todd Osborne

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“Our Lady of the Lake Mural”, Kathryn Kozan, 1984

olol4Our Neighborhood 1026 W Buena Ave. Artist Kathryn Kozan. Located at St. Mary of the Lake Elementary School (the mural is on the wall adjacent to the school entrance) this intricate mural includes images from The Velveteen Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland, and The Little Prince. http://cpag.net Continue reading “Our Lady of the Lake Mural”, Kathryn Kozan, 1984

“Fishing at Hogarth’s”, Tim Portlock and Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Chicago Public Art Group, 1995

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A project of the Chicago Public Art Group.

“Fishing at Hogarth’s”

“This aesthetically challenging mural reflects the heterogeneity of the artist team–students from Prologue Alternative High School–and of the polyglot Uptown community itself. Eschewing a singular narrative for a style foregrounding experimental collaboration, the team drew from a variety of artistic and literary sources–comics, collage, classical painting, WPA murals, graffiti, and William Carlos Williams’s poem cycle Paterson–to present a complex vision of the neighborhood indeed, of America. This mural explores the notion of “community” and the role that public art can play in defining various communities within a diverse urban neighborhood.” Continue reading “Fishing at Hogarth’s”, Tim Portlock and Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Chicago Public Art Group, 1995

“Roots of Argyle”, Bro. Mark Elder and students, 2005

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“Roots of Uptown” 2005

The Roots of Argyle is a centennial celebration of the historic movers and shakers of the community that made up Argyle Street from 1900 to 2000. The artist chose the front doorway façade of the old Essanay Studios on Argyle Street as the main architectural motif of the mural.

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“Cornucopia”, Lynn Basa, 2014

“The neighborhood around the Argyle station abounds with variety.  Cultures mix in a melting pot of cuisines, art, music, and color with joyful abundance and harmony.  I think of each of these flower forms as unique individuals, each one with their own distinctive personalities, moving through the Argyle station on their way to someplace else.” 

-Lynn Basa

 

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