There are fears over what could happen to a towering stained-glass work at financially troubled Chicago Loop Synagogue and a mosaic at River Grove’s old Guerin Catholic high school.
With the help of the organization Chi Gives Back, they turned the walls of the South Side school into canvases filled with art.
It has adorned the Bernard Horwich JCC on Touhy Avenue in West Ridge since 1980. It portrays the challenges they faced coming here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
So it includes famous people whose deaths touched them. And it also spotlights the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ rights.
You’ll see a mosaic, installed in 2007, titled ‘On the Wings of Water.’ It’s meant to make people think about how we take care of that precious resource.
The “Risen Christ Mural” that adorns the ceiling of Quinn A.M.E. Church on the Near South Side was painted by a church member named Proctor Chisholm in 1904.
Artists CJ Williams and Kristianna Jacques painted “Color Through Chaos” on the side of a restaurant in response to weeks of protests in Chicago over the summer.
Nick Goettling aimed to keep the memory of the once-bustling marketplace alive in the mural he painted on a retaining wall near 15th and Morgan streets.