In the News

Here's a list of news articles featuring CPAG and our projects. Click on the links to check out the articles. 

 

Who Fights for Public Art in the Face of Gentrification?

 

The Casa Aztlan Mural by Artists: Patlan and Valadez with the assistance of Gerardo Cazares and volunteer artists Héctor Duarte and Mark Nelson.

 

The "Rose", cordwood interactive sculpture, by Transit Studio Artists: Joshua Lantzy, Laura Miracle and Jamie Topper, Oak Park River Forest High School students led by art teacher, Tracy Van Duinen, and Chicago Public Art Group.

11-3/2017

Chicago Public Art Group, Transit Art Studio artists,and Oak Park River Forest High School students designed and created a new interactive cordwood sculpture titled the "Rose" was unveiled at Cook County's headquarters at 536 N. Harlem Ave., in River Forest, IL on November 3, 2017. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-oprf-forest-sculpture-tl-1109-20171107-story.html

Chicago Public Art Group, Transit Art Studio artists,and Oak Park River Forest High School students designed and created a new interactive cordwood sculpture titled the "Rose" was unveiled at Cook County's headquarters at 536 N. Harlem Ave., in River Forest, IL on November 3, 2017.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-oprf-forest-sculpture-tl-1109-20171107-story.html

Fullerton Mural Project: A Kaleidoscope of Hidden Worlds by Renee Robbins and Chicago Public Art Group

9-19/17

The Fullerton Avenue at Lakeshore Drive mural project is a dream come true and the result of a twelve year quest to enhance the two extensive walls of the underpass. Inspired by public art projects at Bryn Mawr and Foster Avenues at Lake Shore Drive, the Fullerton Mural L3C group pursued its vision to an amazing culmination: A Kaleidoscope of Hidden Worlds, designed and created by Chicago fine artist and muralist, Renee Robbins. This expansive and dynamic mural is a statement on the natural world while examining and presenting microscopic and telescopic views in juxtaposition.

The Chicago Public Art Group, a longtime and internationally recognized non-profit, functioned as a facilitator and general contractor for the Fullerton Mural Project. Steve Weaver/Executive Director and Maryrose Pavkovic/Managing Director managed a smooth work-in-progress from start to finish.

This monumental mural was completely funded by private contributions and is intended as a gift to the 43rd Ward and City of Chicago. The fundraising initiative was led by Lincoln Park residents, The Fullerton Mural L3C, individually known as Paula Kahn and Philip and Marsha Dowd, and was generously supported by the neighborhood. The design and planning took a year while the mural itself was completed in about seven weeks. We hope to enjoy the Fullerton Mural Project for many years!

 

CAN TV / 2-9-17
Chicago Newsroom Interview by Lee Bey

Red Line Project / 12-10-16
"Public Art in Chicago: Representing Diversity, Community" By Temitope Odedoyin and Kerenina Angela Ferrero Rosario

Medill Reports Chicago / 12-7-16
"Mural Project in Little Village Showcases Chicago's Coming 'Year of Public Art'" by Wen-Yee Lee

South Side Weekly / 9-20-16
Best of Chicago Lawn 2016” By Baci Weiler and Adeline Graham

Telemundo Chicago / 6-30-16
Artistas Latinas Hacen Historia en Pilsen

DNA Info / 6-1-16
Faces of Trump, Clinton to Join Iconic Pilsen Mural under Restoration” By Jackie Serrato

Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community / 1-25-16
Chinatown Centennial Mural Dedication Ceremony

Time Out Chicago / 1-20-16
Chicago's Greatest Public Art

ABC-TV Chicago, 6 p.m. Newscast / 1-18-16
Sculpting the Dr. King Memorial for Marquette Park

CBS-TV Chicago, 5 p.m. Newscast / 1-18-16
Sculpture to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s March through Marquette Park

Chicago Tribune / 1-18-16
Martin Luther King Jr. Art Installation to Commemorate Marquette Park March” By Matt McCall

CBS Chicago / 6-29-12
Your Chicago: Ornate Underpass Murals

Chicago Tribune / 11-21-11
Taking Over Underpasses” By Lauren Viera

WTTW Chicago Tonight / 11-15-11
"Chicago Public Art" By Jennifer Wholey

Chicago Tribune / 9-28-11
"Lines Between Art and Nature Blur at Fort Sheridan Ravine" By Barbara Brotman

The Chicago Weekly / 5-6-11
The Big Picture | A South Side Mural Tour Sketches Out Local History By Alexander Sellers

WTTW Chicago Tonight / 11-9-10
CPAG Playground Art Featured on WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chicago Art Magazine / 12-17-10
Raya, Reloaded: Veteran Pilsen Artist Restores Classic Guerilla Anti-War Mural” By Jeff Huebner

Chicagoist / 4-1-10
Pilsen Murals: A Need to Change The World” By Laura M. Browning

Time Out Chicago / 7-23-09
"Lake Shore thrives — The Chicago Public Art Group brightens the Foster Avenue underpass" By Lauren Weinberg

Chicago Tribune / 6-5-09
"Vast Mural to Depict City's Indian Roots" By Clair Lane