Student-designed Murals are Coloring the Community
On Saturday, October 10th, over 60 Loyola students gathered under the Rosemont viaduct on a warm autumn afternoon to paint a colorful mural that has beautified the Edgewater neighborhood. This mural incorporated the themes of social justice, lakefront, and urbs in horto (City in a Garden).
Emily Swanson, a Loyola student, was the artist behind the original image. Moises Salazar, a freshmen student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, supervised the project, and brought Emily’s image to life.
Our high-energy student volunteers successfully transferred this concept to the public wall, creating a colorful walkway down Rosemont Ave. This project was sponsored by the Office of Community Relations and Student Government of Loyola Chicago.
We are currently working on a plan to paint the Southside of the CTA embankment from Sheridan to Glenwood. Anyone who wants to submit design ideas or volunteer to help can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be kept informed as the project progresses.