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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.

Woodlawn Gateway at 67th by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Woodlawn - Dorchester Ave + Marquette Rd, Chicago IL 60637
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 15 [all ages]
Description: GSM worked with youth from Woodlawn community groups plus hundred of volunteers from throughout the city to transform this space. Spanning the length of a Metra underpass in the center of Woodlawn, this gateway mural incorporates musical imagery that reflects the community's jazz legacy as well as floral motifs that represent the Woodlawn Botanical Garden.

This project was featured on NBC's Making a Difference segment in August 2016!

Joplin Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Auburn Gresham - 7927 S Honore, Chicago, IL 60620
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants: 280 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: In 2015 Green Star Movement worked with 4th-8th grade students to create a mural which fuses representations of African culture with the phrase "what we do most is what we do best. Get an education." In 2017, in honor of Joplin Elementary's academic diversity, we returned to create another mural that pays tribute to the school's science, technology, and fine arts programs.

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."