Hands
 


































Title:  Hands


Site:  Prosser Academy High School
2418 N. Long, Chicago

Artist: Juan Angel Chavez


Assistants: Roberto Villanueva, Jon Winfield Nicholson, Guenevere Nyradek, and Jeremy Barbeur


Community Participants: Felicia Taylor, Andre Sorrel, David Starr, Andre Walker, Francisco Baltazar, Anthony Rivera, Joel Mendez, Carlito Lara, Lauren Embers, Joshua Powell, Anna Lukasiak, Magdalena Janiczek, Lucy Sutor, Dennis Nuñez, Miguel Palencio, Hector Varquez, Lili Cartagenia, Lejuanda Knight, Ella Stakowska, Mike Marzek, Antonio Baltazar, Jaime Barr, and Milani Nono


Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group and Gallery 37


Year:  1999


Scale:  378 square feet


Materials: Acrylic on wood and discarded objects donated by vocational shops


Information:  The mural represents the six vocational workshop clusters of the school (transportation, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation construction, business and finance) by showing hands creating and constructing the ideas and imagination of the students. The panels are titled in sign language to represent the hard of hearing and deaf students in the special education department of the school. CPAG artist Juan Chavez designed and painted the mural in collaboration with a selected group of students from commercial art as well as special education classes with hard of hearing students.