5th-8th grade Bricolage Mural Arts Program students help make two large scale murals at Gunsaulus Academy, Chicago, IL, 2015-16
The participants of the after school Bricolage Mural Program, Green Star Movement, made several murals for the walls facing the theater entrance and the playing field of their elementary school. Brighton Park is a predominantly hispanic neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago, mix of residential areas, commercial and industrial zones. It is very family oriented and relatively peaceful. The two designs and final murals honor aspects of the school and Brighton Park´s idiosincrasy and culture, depicting Dahlias (Mexico´s national flower) and the protagonists of a book that all students read about immigration and coming to the United States. Teaching artists Teresa Miró and Hana Kulovic (Green Star Movement) had the invaluable help of interns and several groups of volunteers during parts of the installation process. The murals were officially unveiled to the community during a ceremony in an all day arts event.