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How Green Star Movement is “Changing the Urban Canvas”

How Green Star Movement is
As Chicagoans, we are lucky to be exposed to a variety of different forms of public art.  Blessed with numerous blank walls, building faces and underpasses, we have a vast “urban canvas” to be transformed into accessible works of art for all to enjoy.   Many talented artists have seized the opportunity to turn these spaces into their own creations, and Green Star Movement has played an integral... 

“Changing the Urban Canvas”: Interview with Kamelia Hristeva

 Green Star Movement is a non-profit organization that strives to revitalize urban Chicago neighborhoods by teaching young people and community members to design and create public art.  Their large-scale mosaic murals can be spotted in over 40 locations across the city.  I had a conversation with founder and executive director Kamelia Hristeva to learn more about Green Star’s mission, goals,... 

“Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project

“Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project
On Saturday November 12th, Chicago Public Art Group [Link: http://www.cpag.net/home/] celebrated their latest Glass Mosaic Project, “Aqua Interlude & Reflection. at the Columbus Dr. Pedestrian Underpass- just north of Roosevelt! Chicago Public Art Group describes the project as follows. “This 1,600 sq. ft. mosaic was made possible by over 50 youth apprentices, a top-notch group of artists... 

Hyde Park Public Art (5 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (5 of 5)
The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) In a recent phone conversation, Olivia Gude of the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) expressed her opinion that when a site-specific piece of art needs repair, Americans take on an “either/or” mentality. The piece will either be restored or destroyed. In older areas of the world, a third alternative has been commonplace... 

Perks of Biking it: RK Design’s 47th & Lake Park Mural Project

Perks of Biking it: RK Design’s 47th & Lake Park Mural Project
If you consider yourself a native of Hyde Park or any of its surrounding neighborhoods you are probably unaware of your familiarity with RK Designs.  This Chicago-based group combines the aesthetics of street art and fine art to make visually provocative graphic design, murals, paintings and more.  Evidence of this is found when passing under the Metra tunnel at 47th and Lake Park, at the northern... 
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