Southside Occupational Academy High School Kelli Jones & Jennifer Mannebach, Grade 12



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How can we Map our Personal Experience and Diverse Interpretation of Visiting Chicago Public Art?

Image: A student covered a photo of a house from their neighborhood with a portion of Carlos Rolón/Dzine’s, Time is the Enemy (Revisited), which is located in the CTA’s Sedgwick station.

“Students chose a piece of Chicago public art that they were interested in, and created an alternative to it (changing the setting, orientation, etc.) using collage and drawing.”

-Southside Occupational Academy 12th Grade Teacher Kelli Jones and Teaching Artist Jennifer Mannebach.


Kyungmi Shin,  Granville Avenue Buildings , mock-up proposal for the CTA’s Granville Station public art mural.

Kyungmi Shin, Granville Avenue Buildings, mock-up proposal for the CTA’s Granville Station public art mural.


A Student floats Kyungmi Shin's mosaic on the lakefront.

A Student floats Kyungmi Shin’s mosaic on the lakefront.

We also talked about the Statue Stories Chicago project.


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We asked them to explore what kind of public statue they would want to see.

Who do you admire? What would your statue say?


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