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Colvin House by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location:  Edgewater-5940 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Year(s): 2017
Participants: 30 [9th-12th Grade]
Partner(s): After School Matters; 48th Ward
Description: Over the fall of 2016, teens in our After School Matters program at Broadway Armory explored the ideas of identity and diversity during our design workshops, then they combined their thoughtful sketches into a masterpiece that showcases the beauty of multiculturalism. In the spring of 2017, they finally created and installed the mural at Colvin House in Edgewater.

Mann Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: South Chicago- 8050 S Chappel, Chicago IL 60617
Year(s): 2014-2017
Participants: 550 [4th-8th grade students]
Description:  From 2014 to 2016, with the help of 4th-8th grade students from Mann Elementary, Green Star Movement completed murals that wrap around the school's exterior and brighten up the playground and cafeteria. In 2017, we completed the final phase of a 4-year project to wrap Mann Elementary with mosaic. The coup de grace was this 150 ft smoke stack that is covered in hot air balloons. The balloons' designs range from prominent African Americans such as Katherine Johnson of NASA and Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court to symbols of our community such as the Chicago flag and a cardinal, the state bird of Illinois.

Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Andersonville - 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago IL 60660
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants: 265 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: In 2015, Green Star Movement (GSM) and 15 students completed a mural of a world map and flags representing the US, Chicago, and Sweden, the country of origin for many of the neighborhood's settlers, bring flair to the entrance of this school for international studies.

In 2017, with the help of 250 wonderful Helen C. Peirce students, our team completed two garden-themed murals for the entrance and side areas of the school. The bees featured in the entry area were hand-sculpted by the students!