diversity

18th Ward by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Ashburn, W 79th St & S Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60652
Year(s): 2018
Participants: Volunteers and Community Members
Partner(s): 18th Ward
Description: This mural, located at a busy intersection on the Southwest Side of Chicago, is part of the 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project, which provided funding for a public art project in each of Chicago's 50 Wards.

The 18th Ward chose us to help beautify this Metra underpass to make it more pedestrian-friendly. They wanted a design that would name each of the different neighborhoods of the ward, showcase the diversity in the area, and highlight the fact that many people in the ward are civil servants, including police and fire fighters. 

 

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.

Ortiz Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Little Village - 3000 S Lawndale, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants: 52 [4th-12th graders]
Partner(s): Beyond the Ball, After School Matters
Description:  Our team completed two murals for Ortiz Elementary in Little Village.  In 2015, we finished our first project with 9th-12th grade students. The mural faces the soccer field and is a colorful tribute to diversity, unity, teamwork, community, perseverance, and responsibility.  The second mosaic mural, completed in 2017 with 4th-8th grade students, warmly welcomes all who step on campus with the word "Bienvenidos!" located above the building's main entrance. 

 

 

Chase Park by TechTeam

Location: Ravenswood - 4701 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2012
Participants: 90 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Spanning two sides of the Chase Park fieldhouse, the mural celebrates diversity of all kids including age, ability, culture, and ethnicity.