Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Greta Olsen

Greta Olsen

Jennifer Eisner

Jennifer Eisner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Greta Olsen

Greta Olsen

Jennifer Eisner

Jennifer Eisner

Jennifer Eisner

Jennifer Eisner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl,  Greta Olsen,  Jennifer Eisner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Greta Olsen, Jennifer Eisner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Ali Schiffner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Ali Schiffner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Ali Schiffner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Creating Our Own Narrative - 2021

Location: South Shore Fine Arts Academy, Chicago, IL

  

Apprentices:

Ali Schiffner

Atlan Arceo-Witzl

Jennifer Eisner

Greta Olsen

Zaria Gilmore

 

 

 

Project Description:

This mosaic installation was designed for South Shore Fine Arts Academy, a predominately African American elementary school on the south side of Chicago. The imagery in the artwork conveys the pride, confidence and magic that Black children posses and exude when they are taught the truth about their culture and the value they bring to the world. The schools motto - Defying odds, encouraging excellence and nurturing minds - is exemplified through the schools standards based, well integrated, and engaging curriculum that highlights the Fine Arts and is tailored to meet all students' needs. The exterior artwork serves as a daily reminder to the students, parents, teachers, staff and community that Black excellence is the goal and that it is our responsibility to cultivate and celebrate it in every child.