Artist selected for underpass project near El Centro

Friday, September 11, 2015

Chicago artist Nick Goettling has been selected to install a mural in an underpass near Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro location in the Avondale community.

The project, which is co-sponsored by Northeastern, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, will use iconic imagery to communicate a peoples’ history. The mural incorporates the bridge above and features two mirroring designs.

“We’re excited to begin work with Nick Goettling on his vision,” Northeastern Associate Provost Mark McKernin said. “We are committed to this neighborhood, and we take pride in the role we play in showcasing the arts in the community.”

Goettling recently was featured as the artist in residence at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and has installed public art for various Chicago organizations and companies.

Work on the mural is expected to begin by the end of September and finish by mid-October