Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pilsen Murals: "Wall of Hope"

 Next up...a vivid mural on the corner of 19th and Loomis in Pilsen...

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--Displayed on the brick facing of the San Jose Obrero Mission, a Latino nonprofit wellness shelter, lies an  image entitled “Wall of Hope”. Though the project was formally headed by artist Jesús “Chucho” Rodriguez... members from the Yollocalli Arts Reach also contributed to the brilliant frieze.
--Yollocalli Arts Reach, is an initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art (located in the heart of Pilsen), generated to promote urban youth outreach.  The program works with emerging young artists to create innovative forms of artistic expression.
--Work created by the Yollocalli artists is featured all over the Chicago area....many building sites utilize artistic murals to depict social, racial, and political issues in the community.
-Monica M.

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