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Perspectives Charter School by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Bronzeville-3663 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 30 [9th-12th Grade]
Partner(s): After School Matters; Horizon Pharma
Description: This three-panel mural at Perspectives Charter School honors prominent women in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. The mural also highlights the school's values: self-perception, productivity, and relationships.

In 2018, our team worked with Chicago youth to create another installation for Perspective Charter School’s stage backdrop. The mural brings school spirit to the stage by depicting Perspective’s wolverine mascot.

Farragut Career Academy by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Little Village - 2345 S Christiana Ave, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2014-2016
Participants: 120 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Over several years, GSM completed many murals at Farragut, including the front entrance, interior courtyard, and school library with themes ranging from city life to the solar system.

 

Swift Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Edgewater Beach - 5900 N Winthrop, Chicago IL 60660
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 30 [teens]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: GSM completed two projects at this school. The first faces the school's outdoor performance space on the east side of the building and blends Chicago imagery with representations of fine arts disciplines. The second mural, which is on the north side of the building and faces the school's playground, includes a shining sun, flowers, and silhouettes of children playing.

CTA Red Line - Thorndale Station by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Edgewater- 1118 W Thorndale, Chicago, IL 60660
Year(s): 2014
Participants: 30 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters, 48th Ward
Description: Located at the street level entrance for the Thorndale Red Line stop, the mural showcases the Chicago skyline and illustrates its nickname, "The Windy City."

Suder Montessori Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: West Town - 2022 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 250 [4th-8th grader students]
Description: This mural depicts elements of the Montessori philosophy including nature in the classroom, exploration of the environment, and the role of education in establishing peace.