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Woodlawn Gateway at 65th Street by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Woodlawn-65th Street and South Dorchester Ave
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: Volunteers and Community Members
Description: This sprawling mural spans both sides of the underpass at Woodlawn and 65th Street and is a tribute to the area's illustrious history and lush natural environment. The mural includes historic pictures of Woodlawn, depictions of local wildlife, and features the Obama family at the 2013 Inaguration Ball, Minnie Ripperton, Lorraine Hansberry, and Angela Davis. Our team later worked to add painted designs to the underpass columns.

Woodlawn Gateway at 67th by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Woodlawn - Dorchester Ave + Marquette Rd, Chicago IL 60637
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 15 [all ages]
Description: GSM worked with youth from Woodlawn community groups plus hundred of volunteers from throughout the city to transform this space. Spanning the length of a Metra underpass in the center of Woodlawn, this gateway mural incorporates musical imagery that reflects the community's jazz legacy as well as floral motifs that represent the Woodlawn Botanical Garden.

This project was featured on NBC's Making a Difference segment in August 2016!

Dulles Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Parkway Garden - 6311 S Calumet, Chicago IL 60637
Year(s): 2015-2016
Participants: 150 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: The first project at Dulles included two murals, one which promotes peace, innovation, and unity through a rainbow and flying doves.  The second mural spices up the school's entrance with a cool geometric design. In our second year, the students worked on a mural which faces 63rd St and features images of two children set in a block pattern and the uplifting phrase, "We are the future!"

Park School by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: 828 Main St, Evanston IL 60202
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 60 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: Green Star Movement worked with the students and staff of Park School, a self-contained special education school in Evanston, to create a mural that not only beautifies the school but also celebrates the memory of Lisa Weiland O'Brien, a well-loved social worked from the District who tragically passed away in 2013. 

Green Star artists worked with Park teachers and the mural committee, comprised of staff, parents, district administrators, and a member of Lisa's family to conceive the design. It was decided that the theme for the mural would be based on Lisa's favorite quote from a story titled, "The Crayon Box that Talked," and will read. "We are like a box of crayons, each one of us unique. But when we come together, the picture is complete!" 

Commercial Park by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Ukrainian Village - 1845 W Rice, Chicago, IL 60622
Year: 2014
Participants: 20 [all ages]
Partner(s): Friends of the Parks
Description: GSM completed two murals here: the first brightens up the front entrance of the park's field house and the other, which is on the side of the building, illustrates the seasons of the year.