This summer, students at OPEF’s BASE Camp are working with nationally recognized mosaic muralist Tracy Van Duinen, as well as Julian art teachers Ed Magierski and Phil Switzowicz, to create a stunning mosaic tribute in honor of pioneering African-American scientist, civil rights activist and Oak Park resident, Percy Julian.

This project would not be possible without the support of the Oak Park community. More than 100 families, Julian alumni, teachers, community members, and businesses purchased tiles on the mosaic featuring photos and words they find meaningful.

We are so grateful for this show of support and happy to announce that we met our fundraising goal for this project.

We can’t wait to see the mural go up. We urge all community members to watch OPEF’s website and social media sites for information about how you can get involved in this community art project celebrating an Oak Park hero.

Tracy Dell’Angela Barber

Executive director,
Oak Park Education Foundation

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