elementary

Audubon Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Roscoe Village, 3500 North Hoyne Avenue Chicago, IL 60618
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 4th-8th graders
Description: Our 2018 mural showcased at Audubon Elementary school combines images of architecture from ancient cultures with scenes from beyond the stratosphere in outer space. 

In 2017, paying homage to their neighborhood and city, the students of Audubon Elementary in Roscoe Village incorporated the names of main streets near their school and elements of the Chicago flag into their mural.

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.

Hedges Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Back of the Yards - 4747 S Winchetser Ave, Chicago IL 60609
Year(s): 2014-2018
Participants: 120 [8th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description:  From 2014 to 2017, Green Star Movement (GSM) completed several murals on the north and west sides of the Hedges Elementary building as well as the interior hallways which honor the Mexican heritage of the neighborhood's residents.

In 2017, for the entrance of Hedges Elementary, our team installed two murals dedicated to the country of Mexico. On the right is a depiction of Mexico's national coat of arms and on the left, a Maya Jaguar Mask which represents nobility and power.

In 2018, we created a mural with a mix of Chicagoan symbols, and a feathered serpent, complete with a Chicano theme, this piece adorns the hallways of James Hedge's School. It celebrates the Chicano culture that is at the core of the school. That same year, we created an outdoor mural that pays tribute to four influential Latina women. They are trailblazers who have each used their voices to fight for under-represented groups of people; Rigoberta Menchu, Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Dolores Huerta, and Sonia Sotomayor

 

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.

Morgan Park Academy by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Morgan Park - 2153 W 111th St, Chicago IL 60643
Year(s): 2014
Participants: 90 [4th-9th grade students]
Description: Several murals were created at this school and are located near the office and theatre building, combining elements from across curricula including a DNA double helix, ruler, flowers, and comedy and tragedy masks.

Prescott Elementary by TechTeam

 

Location: Lathrop Homes - 1632 W. Wrightwood, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2011
Participants: 600 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Family Focus
Description: Over 4 years, GSM completed 4 murals here, the largest of which faces the school's field and playground along Ashland Ave and illustrates that "we are the authors of our lives."