STEP Out 2020

"Transported by Nature"

The following was published by Latinos Progresando via news@latinospro.org
Date: Fri, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM
 

New Murals Inspire and Ignite:

CONNECTING PEOPLE, HEALTH, AND NATURE

The Marshall Square community is shining a little brighter after four new murals by local artists were revealed to the public for the first time.

 

Winning StepOut 2020 artists Alma Domínguez, Jay Simon, Miguel Del Real, and Holiday Gerry unveiled their 8’ by 4’ art works at OPEN Center for the Arts.

 

These four Lawndale-based artists received grants to explore the relationship between people and nature. The breathtaking beauty and power of their murals and this collaboration has garnered coverage by ABC 7 ChicagoBlockclubCBSNBC ChicagoTelemundo, and Univision.

 

A collaboration of Latinos Progresando, OPEN Center for the Arts, and The Nature Conservancy in Illinois (TNC), StepOut: People, Health and Nature is an innovative program uniting North and South Lawndale through art and healing. As we grapple with the pandemic’s devastating effects and with racial and environmental injustice, public art provides a new opportunity for courageous conversation and community storytelling, particularly around the connection between our environment and our well-being.

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