vegetables

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.

Amor de Dios Church by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Little Village - 2356 S Sawyer, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2016
Participants: 30 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Through a contest opened to nonprofits in the community in the fall of 2015, our After School Matters students selected Amor de Dios Church for their summer beautification project. The church is central to the community and serves its constituents not only as a place of worship but also as a community center and food pantry. So, the students designed the mural to reflect the culture and contributions of the church to the neighborhood residents by depicting a woman offering fresh food flanked by a mayan calendar-inspired sun, fruit tree, and flowers.

Melody Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: East Garfield Park - 3938 W Wilcox St, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 500 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Kitchen Community, Architects for Humanity. 
Description: Surrounding the school's garden and outdoor learning area, the murals depict the various stages of the agricultural cycle.