In Fall of 2017, as part of an advanced course called “The Face of Marwen” and with support from Exelon Corporation, 14 Chicago high school student artists were commissioned to create original artwork for Marwen’s building in River North. Mounted in February 2018, the art is featured prominently on both a billboard-sized banner on the north face of the building and within a lightbox gallery in the west facing windows on Orleans Street. The bright and bold pieces bring new life and energy as the new face of Marwen.
Under the guidance of Lisa Lindvay (photographer, teaching artist, and Assistant Manager of Studio Programs & Digital Learning at Marwen) and Jasmine Clark (photographer and Studio Facilitator at Marwen), the students collaborated for 10 weeks to design art that authentically represents their voices and the Marwen experience. The artwork features text and imagery that embodies the mission and culture of Marwen.
Learn more about Marwen at marwen.org