Friday, October 3, 2008
Rudy Lozano Branch (Tour Continued)
Stained glass images of houses, water, sun, and bridges are meant to symbolize growth in the Pilsen neighborhood, according to the artist Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz. A cactus in the center of each panel is in "homage to the founders of Mexico and to the Mexican people in Pilsen" (Chicago Public Library Rudy Lozano Branch n.d.). The stained glass can be seen by passerbys and is meant to draw in the public to the library, by letting them know that it is part of their community.
Chicago Public Library Rudy Lozano Branch Library. (n.d.). A Guide to the Artwork at the Rudy Lozano Branch Library. Chicago: Chicago Public Library.