CPAG Projects

There’s No Place Like Home, 2020

There’s No Place Like Home, a tile mosaic created by Hector Durate in 2020, commemorates L. Frank Baum’s beloved book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Mr. Baum… More

 

Transcendence, 2021

Funded by Neighborhood Blue Door, South Lawndale. Transcendence emphasizes the powerful practices of meditation and mindfulness for healing both the body and the spirit. Tranquility can be found in… More

 

Tribute to Pullman Porters, 1995

Aptly sited on either side of a train underpass in North Pullman, this mural honors the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the nation’s first black labor union,… More

 

Trust Is Our Foundation, 2023

In 2023, Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Damon Lamar Reed created the mural entitled, Trust Is Our Foundation. Near North Health wanted to create a community mural in celebration… More

 

Unidos Para Triunfar (Together We Overcome), 1971

The mural, Unidos Para Truinfar (Together We Overcome), contrasts fighting gangs and a ‘march’ of unity. Created in 1971, the mural was truly a community project: it… More

 

Urban World at the Crossroads, 1997

This mural at Orr Academy High School transformed a formidable blank wall into a jazzy collage of color, pattern, and realistic rendering. Echoing the modernist architecture of… More

 

Vessels: City, Sun, and Earth, 2021

Funded by Blue Door Neighborhood Center, South Lawndale. These images reflect the balance between mind, body, and spirit. They are a reminder that we are interconnected beings who… More

 

Weaving Cultures, 2016, Restoration

Chicago Public Art Group commissioned local artists, Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi, to develop a new mural that presented a female version as an extension of the… More

 

Welcome to Harlan, 2018

This mosaic mural was created with the help of Harlan Community Academy high school students. Support was provided by a Chicago Community Trust Safe and Peaceful Grant.  

 

Where We Come From… Where We’re Going, 1992, 2009, Restoration

For this oral history mural on the Metra underpass in Hyde Park, Olivia Gude asked various passersbys, “Where are you coming from? Where are you going?” The… More