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            Murals and Mosaics

            A new series that aims to capture, catalogue and celebrate the beauty of Chicago's streets, as seen through its public art.

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            An interactive map of Chicago’s murals and mosaics

            Chicago and the suburbs are 上海11选5走势图 to hundreds of murals and mosaics. Take a virtual tour of the best of them here.

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            Chicago muralist Jenny Vyas never planned to be an artist until a breakup

            Now, she has murals all around the city and suburbs, including ‘Wings’ at the West Loop restaurant Federales, where people come to pose as human butterflies.

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            Couple has been bringing murals to Rogers Park, Evanston for 15 years

            Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris have been painting murals around Chicago and Evanston since 2005, adding 24 pieces to the city’s public art landscape.

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            Trailblazing designer Thomas Miller points to history with DuSable Museum mosaics

            He’s created portraits of Chicago figures such as the late Mayor Harold Washington and the museum’s founders, using refurbished plastic and fluorescent light coverings.

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            Chicago-born artist Hebru Brantley is back for a massive, new installation in Pilsen

            His ‘Nevermore Park’ opens Oct. 24 and will submerge guests in the loose narrative of his iconic characters ‘Flyboy’ and ‘Lil Mama.’

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            Retired Chicago art teacher spends his Saturdays painting Celtic murals at North Side center

            For 30 years, Irish American artist Edward Cox has been painting murals at the Irish American Heritage Center. He’s drawn in his granddaughter to help.

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            We can’t learn from art we can’t see

            The WPA mural at Raby High School, whitewashed over for decades, is a reminder of the futility of censorship.

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            In her Chicago murals, Lauren Asta celebrates International Women’s Day ‘today and every day’

            The former photographer has been based in Chicago since 2016 and has left her signature black-and-white doodle work on 40 walls around the city.

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            Chicago mural artist imbues his work with symbolism from growing up on the South Side

            Max Sansing’s work is rooted in his family and where he grew up in Avalon Park. He started with graffiti. Today, he works on a grander scale.

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            That huge bird mural on South Michigan Avenue? New Helmut Jahn tower will block the view

            Dutch artist Collin van der Sluijs’ sprawling ‘From Bloom to Doom’ features 2 birds whose numbers have plummeted in the Chicago area: the yellow-headed blackbird and red-headed woodpecker.

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            3D mural on Howard Street in Rogers Park aims to capture the essence of a community

            Pilsen artist Matheu Bourque figured he didn’t know the neighborhood well enough, so he spoke with people who do and listened to them as he painted.

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            North Side mural based on ‘The Aeneid,’ once a cause of great controversy, is a survivor

            People upset about Irene Siegel’s fresco-style work at the Sulzer Regional Library unsuccessfully demanded it be painted over in 1985 before she was done, saying it looked like graffiti.

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            Chicago murals: Find a surprise ‘mini-gallery’ of public art off Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square

            The murals are part of a project by Billy Craven, the owner of Galerie F, who, tired of gang graffiti and brown spray paint, wanted to add some ‘intentional color’ to the neighborhood.

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            North Side mural featuring Nelson’s sparrows is artist’s ‘ode’ to late grandmother

            Steven Teller says the painting he did on a wall of an apartment building on Montrose near the ‘Magic Hedge’ is meant to be a ‘corridor’ to the lakefront bird sanctuary.

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            Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

            This suggested grand tour should give you a taste of the visual variety that’s become a staple of neighborhoods all over the city.

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            Chicago murals celebrate birds, highlight the perils they face

            Public art projects in Rogers Park, the South Loop, the West Loop and elsewhere call attention to their beauty and the environmental and climate problems that threaten them

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            With murals on Evanston garage doors, Teresa Parod turns alleys into drive-through galleries

            She was inspired by public art in Cuba — and her son’s comment that not enough people saw her paintings. ‘I would love if other people painted their garages,’ she says.

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            Making mosaics ‘goes a lot deeper than breaking glass and putting it together’

            One of the few places teaching this art form in the U.S., the Chicago Mosaic School in Edgewater attracts artists from around the world, teaching techniques that date to the Romans.

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            The Bears are behind those football-themed murals going up each year in Chicago and the suburbs

            The team started the public art project in 2017, drawing on the work of different artists and adding murals each year. Now, the Chicago Fire has done a mural of its own.

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            A world apart, students from Little Village, Rwanda come together through art

            They exchanged artwork including their handprints and words urging resilience that now adorn one school in Chicago and another in the central African nation.

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            A jog helped pave way for towering new Pilsen mural featuring blue-tinted woman

            Art curator Matthew Moore spotted the ‘ideal’ blank wall while on a run, then arranged for artist Raul ‘Rawooh’ Ramirez to paint the space. The result: an intriguing mash of musical and cultural imagery, mostly in blue.

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            Elks National Memorial, Chicago Cultural Center domes offer dazzling homages to vets

            Their towering rotundas feature murals and stained-glass with intricate artwork dedicated to war veterans — the one in Lincoln Park honoring WWI soldiers, in the Loop commemorating those who fought in the Civil War.

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            At 70, Chicago artist with Parkinson’s disease paints his first mural, a tribute to veterans

            ‘You feel as if you don’t have Parkinson’s,’ George Zaremba says of doing art. ‘It may sound crazy, but this can be the best part of your life . . . You feel the need to do things you’ve put off in the past.’

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            Marc Chagall’s iconic Chicago mosaic still dazzling in all seasons

            Installed in 1974, ‘The Four Seasons’ still inspires, even if it does take a little work to keep it looking the way it should.

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            Chicago muralist Jeff Zimmerman’s take on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe is almost done. No, really.

            He’s working high above the Magnificent Mile, putting the finishing touches on one of the world’s most famous faces. But it takes time.

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            Sprawling new mural in Pilsen pays tribute to Chicago graffiti legend ‘Kiser’

            Before he was killed by an L train near the CTA Red Line’s Morse Avenue stop in 2004, the work of the artist, whose real name was Peter Berry, could be found all over the city.

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            New Little Village mural completed in time for annual Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations

            The mural, ‘Celebrando Comunidad,’ wraps around Nuevo Leon, a restaurant at 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue.

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            Dolly Parton mural on Broadway in Edgewater brightens the day for ‘9-to-5’ commuters

            Michelle Lytle says she initially figured the painting of the iconic country上海11选5走势图 singer might discourage taggers who kept putting up graffiti there.

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            Muralist Sam Kirk explores identity, culture through public art

            The Chicago artist’s work speaks to housing insecurities and the threat of displacement and expresses LGBTQ pride.

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            1940s mural at Geneva post office was inspired by park scenes in the far west suburb

            It took artist Manuel Bromberg eight months to complete the tempera-on-canvas work that people can still see as they stop in for stamps or to mail a package.

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            CPS adds murals, mosaics at schools amid a move to enhance arts education

            Benito Juarez, Englewood STEM, McAuliffe Elementary among the schools to gain public art. Each mural ‘serves a different purpose,’ Logan Square principal says. ‘Some of them honor our school namesake, some of them help us express our mission and vision, and others help us honor our cultures and traditions.’

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            Chicago artist William Walker made a mark on the city and the nation, author writes

            His public art has had a lasting impact, demonstrating that people have the power to use culture as a weapon in, as MLK put it, ‘the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world,’ according to writer Jeff W. Huebner.