Journeys and Refuge
 



































Title:  Journeys and Refuge


Site:  Waters Elementary School
4540 N. Campbell Avenue, Chicago

Artists:  Cynthia Weiss and Phil Schuster


Assistant:  Jose Javier


Community Participants:  Waters Elementary School students, Chicago Students at the Center Project, and the Parent Project

Sponsors:  Chicago Students at the Center and Chicago Public Art Group


Year:  1999


Scale:  Garden Park with bench and paths


Materials:  Concrete and broken ceramic tile


Information:  CPAG artists teamed with the Waters Elementary School community to create this community park with a concrete and mosaic bench surrounded by paving stones. The mosaic’s images relate to stories written by students and parents about journeys in their lives--including childhood memories and immigration stories, as well as images of people, places, and things that provide strength and hope for the future.