Basketball (Art) Court
Basketball (Art) Court project is a continuation of design installations transforming the parking lot surrounding Overton that started in 2017 with the Chicago Extra-Large map. This project was designed and implemented between May and September of 2021, and organized by designers-in-residence at Borderless –Ruth Levy and Gordon Johnson. We are grateful for the help, energy, enthusiasm and time of many volunteers who helped to paint this vibrant artwork while making space together this Summer.
Meet Me in the Middle
"My name is Jade Foreman, a native Southsider, and student at Spelman College. My artistic intention is that the ambiguity in representation creates a mirror for the viewer and allows the work to take on infinite lives. This mural represents all of us, individuals connected through intricacies, a reflection of our community. As an artist, I am most fulfilled by making art and sharing it with others. As a community member, I am most fulfilled by our coming together and collaboration. The making of Meet Me in the Middle has been an incredible experience for which I am grateful to my Overton family and the neighborhood kids for their energy, help, and inspiration. Thank you for painting with me."
This project was supported by Elevated Chicago.
Volunteers (in alphabetical order):
Aurora Toshiko King
Traci Smith Foreman
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