Brother Mark Elder, C.M., an artist, adjunct faculty member and service learning coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, thought the pillars underneath the CTA’s Fullerton ‘L’ station could use some sprucing up. Last year, he collaborated with students in his mural class to design and decorate several of the support columns with portraits of individuals who are important to DePaul’s history. Additional columns will feature other significant events and groups in the university’s past.
“The art will make the space look nice, but the process also prompts a dialogue,” Elder notes. “People get so excited when they’re doing something as one unified community. There’s a natural, earnest bonding that occurs from the making of community art.”
Take a peek behind the scenes in the photo gallery below, and make sure to visit the murals in person the next time you’re on the Lincoln Park Campus.