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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.

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.