Mini-murals going up

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Nick Bridge, who in addition to being a local painter also serves as chair of the Oak Park Environment & Energy Commission, paints one of the 20 new murals for the Oak Park Area Arts Council's Mini-Mural Project. Bridge's mural is located about half a block east of the intersection of Oak Park Avenue and South Boulevard. | Photo by Timothy Inklebarger


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Carolyn Cullen  

Posted: July 11th, 2019 5:02 PM

Nick's wonderful work is finished now, and had support from Wild Ones-West Cook ( It shows the natural history of Oak Park and people's place in it. The background is the 1830's land survey maps, which showed prairie, and groves of oaks, some of which still stand. Their acorns were collected by the dear departed Kathryn Jonas, and Julie Samuels and others, to grow new Heritage Oaks, one of which is shown being planted. Many homes here have native plant landscaping, as do some of our parks and public buildings. Oak Park is a Mayors for Monarchs village, thanks to Nick and our eco-hero Sally Stovall and so many people are growing milkweed and other prairie plants, to help them, and other creatures such as the Dickcissel, a beautiful prairie-nesting bird. Please stop by and take a look!

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