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Blair Early Childhood Center by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Clearing, 6751 W 63rd Pl Chicago, IL 60638
Year(s): 2018
Participants: interns and volunteers
Green Star Team: Jordan Taggart, Elnaz Javani, Jamie Porto
Description: Blair Early Elementary Center serves students ages 3-6 years old with disabilities including developmental delays, autism, and severe/profound cognitive impairments. This mural beautifies their outdoor garden and play space with a colorful scene of nature. The flower petals were individually hand-sculpted by the students.

Hearst Fine Arts Academy & Academy for Global Citizenship by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: LeClaire Courts - 4640 S Lamon, Chicago, IL 60638
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 500 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Openlands
Description: OSituated between the campuses of both schools, the words "grow" and "conserve" are accompanied by scenes depicting a garden and a natural landscape.

Edgebrook Gateway Mural by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Edgebrook - W Devon Ave and N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60646
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 15 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Continuing our beautification of the Edgebrook neighborhood, we worked with students through After School Matters to enhance the community's main intersection with a mural that highlights Edgebrook's motto, "Gateway to the Forest." 

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."

Stagg Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Englewood - 7424 S Morgan, Chicago, Il 60621
Year(s): 2014
Participants: 250 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Whole Foods
Description: The role that family plays in instilling values such as resilience and passion in children form the foundation for this murals which spans the front entrance of this school. 

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.

 

LaSalle II Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: Ukrainian Village - 1148 N Honore St, Chicago IL
Year(s): 2011
Participants: 300 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: Wrapping around the north and east entrances of the school building that faces Division Ave, this mural emphasizes the natural world.