Lakeview High School Benches
 

































Title:  Lakeview High School Benches


Site:  Lakeview High School
4015 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago

Artists:  Karen Ami, Julia Sowles, and Kristal Pacheco


Community Participants: 20 apprentice artists from Lakeview High School


Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group and Gallery 37


Year:  1997


Scale:  Ten - 10 foot long benches


Materials:  Concrete, ceramic relief, and glass tile


Information:  The theme for the benches, “Learning from the Past, Growing in the Present, Connecting in the Future,” emerged after brainstorming with Lakeview students and studying their drawings. Each bench consists of eight panels, and they range in imagery from ancient Mesoamerican symbols to urban scenery. The Campus Park around Lake View High School is the site of numerous other mosaic designs, metal sculptures, benches, and concrete reliefs.