Gather Round Children

Commissioned by Nancy B Jefferson Alternative School, Chicago IL

 

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Full STEAM Ahead

Parkside Community Academy

 

Commercial and Residential  Commissions

 

We Carry the Light 

The Historic Rosenwald Courts Apartments, Chicago IL

" I OFTEN WISH I COULD SHAPE AND REARRANGE
LIFE THE WAY I DO TILES..."
        - Carolyn Elaine
Veneration of Dr. Burroughs
Veneration of Dr. Burroughs

Interior Installation- Burnside Academy

Veneration of Dr. Burroughs
Veneration of Dr. Burroughs

Interior Installation- Burnside Academy

Dr. Bird
Dr. Bird

Bronzeville Jerk Shack

 

Fine Art

Transparent
Transparent
The First
The First
Blue Sugar
Blue Sugar
Contemplation
Contemplation

Youth Apprenticeship Program

 

Off the Wall

 

Carolyn Elaine has served as the Lead Artist for Off the Wall - a summer arts employment program sponsored by the Oak Park Area Arts Council – since its inception in 2005.

 

Gears In Motion
Gears In Motion
You Are The Answer
You Are The Answer
BLISS
BLISS
Encourage Change
Encourage Change

 

 

School Transformation

Because They Sat Down, We Stand Taller

This project is the first of a four-year Artist Residency at Burnside Academy. The project includes both youth-involved installations and artist-commissioned works that reflect the rich Civil Rights history of the school and prominent African Americans.

Participatory Mural Making

 

               The Process

Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S. Project

This grassroots mural project took place at Carolyn Elaine’s alma mater Fenger High School. She brought students together with parents, staff, administrators, alumni and community to assist all in developing a renewed sense of self-identity, belonging, and personal worth in the face of escalating violence, by focusing on their strengths and their personal and family stories in a high quality artistic experience supported by the community.

 

Reaching Back, Moving Forward

Lest We Forget the Song of 47th Street

This bricolage mural was produced by an artist team led by Carolyn Elaine and John Pitman Weber and community volunteers to provide passers-by different experiences of the history of 47th Street.

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