Monthly archives: February, 2016

Apply Now – Heritage Garden Internship Program

Image for Heritage Garden Spring 2016 Application

The UIC Heritage Garden is currently seeking upcoming Sophomore and Junior undergraduate students for the 2016 paid Summer Internship. The goal is to create an educational space to address quality of life that benefits both diverse people and nature by linking environmental sustainability with cultural diversity and social justice. For more information, visit

Using the Power of Art to Mobilize

Spotlight Image for Week 6 - Spring 2016

Week 3 of our Artist in Residence was intense, but the canvas was completed! This collective art piece is an example of the LCC motto: Arts and culture are essential sources in advancing social and environmental justice. The LCC will be developing a simple dialogue guide for this traveling mural over the summer.

  • Check out the LCC’s Flickr Album to see the whole art process!

Drafting Dreams of Unity for Social Justice!

Spotlight Image for Artist in Residence kickoff

Week 2 of our Artist in Residence consisted of a lot of sketching and color blending as students began to bring the composition to life. As we continue to produce this travelling canvas, we invite everyone to stop by and help us complete this collective form of art.


Artist in Residence with Maestro Duarte – Kickoff!

Spotlight Image for Artist in Residence kickoff

We are excited to have kicked off our community art project with Pilsen muralist, Maestro Hector Duarte! “El mural viene parte de las ideas de los estudiantes,” shares Hector. “Colaboramos en cómo transformar esas ideas, temas y problemáticas a través de la pintura” (the mural is part of the students’ ideas; and we collaborate on how to transform these ideas, issues and problems, through painting).

This moving installation will highlight the need for actions like *DACA, *DAPA, and the Student *ACCESS Bill. Stop by the LCC to express your support and creativity, and be part of the transformation! Check out the Open Studio painting schedule!

*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals •  Deferred Action for Parental Accountability • Access to College and Career-Education for Statewide Success