After School Matters teens have made their mark on the new Lurie Children’s Hospital! Teens from After School Matters Downtown gallery37 Mural Painting Program created a series of tropically-themed murals in the Hospital’s surgery wing and proudly viewed the unveiling of their work at the public grand opening of the new Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood on May 12.
Titled “The Healing Power of Nature,” the murals are inspired by flora and fauna and feature colorful images that transition from vibrant jungle scenes to the peaceful atmosphere of the ocean as they pass through its hallways.
The murals contribute to the Hospital’s creative approach to providing healing environments that promote education and discovery. After School Matters teens join artists from many of Chicago’s premier arts, cultural and civic institutions contributing artwork to the hospital.
The opportunity to have their work publicly showcased in such a unique environment gives teens a true sense of accomplishment as they continue to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond.
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