“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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“Reconciliation Mural”, Uptown Baptist Church, 1995

28107333663_933d894df8_zThe “racial reconciliation” mural first came together in 1995, said Brian Bakke, Uptown’s director of community ministries. That’s when he and artist Gregory King met with a half-dozen high school students twice a week for three months to brainstorm the design. Beginning from the left, the mural depicts God’s creation of the earth, with plants and animals flowing from a starburst in the upper left corner.

– Baptist Press

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Chase Park Mosaics

Seen from Ashland Ave.

Location: Ravenswood – 4701 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2012
Participants: 90 [9th-12th grade students]
Square Footage: 3500
Partner(s): After School Matters
Green Star Team: Kamelia Hristeva, Anna Soltys, Michal Taylor
Description: Spanning two sides of the Chase Park fieldhouse, the mural celebrates diversity of all kids including age, ability, culture, and ethnicity.

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