For the first generation of residents in 5150 N Northwest Hwy in Chicago’s Jefferson Park a beautiful new building is only part of the story. A community game room with a mural by AAC’s Cyd Smillie and a mailroom area also with a mural by Cyd Smillie add to the color of everyday life.
10 weeks later, 20 fifth and sixth grade students @ Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park, Chicago have transformed a staircase into a gallery that highlights the cultural diversity of their school and the mission statement of the school: to be a critical thinker, lifelong learner and a good citizen.
Helping those we love to stay afloat.
Jill Arena designs fun and color into every mural! This one shines for Centro San Bonifacio’s Cafe Fenix!
AAC artists work to clean and restore a time damaged favorite rock and roll mural originally by Samuel Lee Polce can be found at the newly renovated Nick’s Beer Garden.
This week the amazing crew of outstanding interns, diligent local artists and drop in volunteers completed the first of two murals designed by Cyd Smillie honoring Veterans. 11th ward Alderman Patrick Thompson and his crackerjack staff organized two community paint days with over 150 volunteers and students from 3 area schools to prime and paint … Continue reading “Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation
Arts Alive Chicago proudly supported Jerry Rogowski with his latest public art mural on Lawrence under the Redline station. The project was funded by Uptown United, the SSA for the area and approved by the CTA.
AAC artist Cyd Smillie was selected to design and paint historic mural for Rockport, Indiana.