Pulaski Community Academy Garden Gallery
 

































Title:  Pulaski Community Academy Garden Gallery


Site:  2230 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago


Artists:  Neil Gaffney, Phil Schuster, and Cynthia Weiss


Assisting Artists: Frank Crowley and Tony Zahner


Community Participants: Students from Pulaski Academy


Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group, archi-treasures, and Community Arts Partners in Education


Year:  1997


Scale:  Variable


Materials: Concrete sculpture and mosaics


Information:  The Garden Gallery features more than a dozen separate artworks including sculpted and cast concrete, ceramic relief, ceramic mosaic tiles, limestone, wood, and paint. Artists Phil Schuster, Neil Gaffney, Frank Crowley, and Tony Zahner worked with eighth graders to create such pieces as a leaf-shaped birdbath, a turtle sandbox, benches, a game table, a hopscotch walk, and a “name wall” containing kids’ artwork. A concrete “river path” connects the artworks. Cynthia Weiss created the entryway mosaic Note by Note: The Languages of Our Learning with the help of students and their parents.