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Pick Your Mural at Thorndale Station: Designs Go Up For Public Vote

By Benjamin Woodard | January 30, 2014 8:53am
 Residents are welcome to vote on either design A or B in  an online survey .
Residents are welcome to vote on either design A or B in an online survey .
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Green Star Movement

EDGEWATER — The design for a new mural at the Thorndale "L" station is going up for a public vote.

In an online survey, residents are invited to pick between two "bricolage" designs.

The winning mural would be installed in spring or early summer on the south wall across from the station, behind the bike racks, said Kamelia Hristeva, founder and director of Pilsen-based Green Star Movement, which works with students and community members to install public art.

She said the mural work would be funded by both the 48th Ward and After School Matters.

"The alderman of that ward is really trying to revive that area," she said, adding "beautifying the CTA station" would help.

Hristeva said the two designs were created by students, under the supervision of trained artists.

Design A features an image of the sun and a park on the left and the city's skyline under moonshine on the right.

Design B features the outline of an abstract flower, with each of its petals depicting a different scene — such as flowers and a honey bee, the skyline and feathers.

Hristeva said residents would also be invited to help install the partially 3-D mural, made mostly of photos transferred onto tile.

Take a look at the designs above, then vote here.