Art Installation between Stroger Hospital and the Central Campus Health Center
Lead artists: Mirtes Zwierzynski and Sonja Henderson with assistant artist Amanda Mudrovich
CPAG is partnering with the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management and the Cook County Hospital Systems to create a public art installation that activates a corridor linking Stroger Hospital and the new Central Campus Health Center. The first step of the process is to create a design in collaboration with students from Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory Magnet High School with help from Crane's art teacher Mr. Gabriel Mejia. Lead artists Mirtes Zwierzynski and Sonja Henderson with assistant artist Amanda Mudrovich are holding workshops with the students to come up with the design. As part of the design process, CPAG held a special workshop where Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Walter Burnett (27th ward)and CEO of Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Dr. John Shannon spoke with the students about the hospital systems' mission and history.
Parkside Community Mural Project
Lead Artists: Mirtes Zwierzynski and Ruben Aguirre
Location: 465 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
Artists Mirtes Zwierzynski and Ruben Aguirre's design is inspired by natural shapes and elements, with symbolism referencing flowers, the moon, the lake and the sunset as a metaphor for daily life of the residents of the building. The column sides are inspired by symbolic elements of design from African American quilting and textile design. Techniques used will be: mosaic on the column sides, as well as on the strips on the East wall, with the larger portion being spray paint.
Knowledge is Power
Lead Artist: Amanda Mudrovich
Location Harlan Community Academy High School
Sponsors: Metropolitan Family Services and CPAG
Amanda Mudrovich lead and taught a group of Harlan high school students to design and create an indoor bricolage mural in their school. CPAG is excited to be collaborating with Metropolitan Family Services and Harlan Community Academy High School again.