Chicago Public Schools

Seven Chicago Public School (CPS) senior artists have been selected to have their work projected as part of a new animated projection entitled Hope is a Light: Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2021.

The project is to be shown nightly from May 20 – June 26 at 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. The initiative is a partnership between Art on theMART, Chicago Public Schools, the All-City Visual Arts (ACVA) Program, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with support from iHeartRadio.

Henry De Luca
Disney II Magnet High School
Elements – Tabitha

Emily Diaz
Instituto Health Science Career Academy
Dance to Survive

Jason Acevedo
Aspira Early College

Kendell Rasco
Little Black Pearl High School

Yoselin Mata
Schurz High School
Day of the Dead

Elijah Robertson
Morgan Park High School
The Things I Love

Victoria Mak
Ogden International School

Accompanying the projections will be original musical pieces:

composed, produced, engineered and performed by Sofia Marie Dimas
Sullivan High School, Advanced Arts Program

Han But Old-Timey
performed by Jorge Huinac-Cruz
Whitney Young Magnet High School, All-City Performing Arts

Broken Diary
performed by Logan Kane
Lane Tech High School, All-City Performing Arts

Cupid Really Loves You
performed by Daniela Lopez and Elijah Ruiz
Chicago Academy for the Arts High School, All City Performing Arts

“We are so impressed by these talented young artists and we are honored to showcase their work,” said Art on theMART Executive Director, Cynthia Noble. “This partnership with CPS has been a joy and we are so excited to see it flourish.”

“We are thrilled by this opportunity for our students to have their work exhibited as part of this highly-regarded public art program,” said Julie deBettencourt, Executive Director of Arts Education for Chicago Public Schools. “These students have tremendous artistic talent and our partnership with Art on theMART will provide our graduating seniors with a unique and unprecedented opportunity to share their creative voices with the public.”