Student Mural Ignites Communal Spark

Back in October, Odyssey Project students collaborated with Chicago artist Rafael Blanco to create an interior mural in Levis Faculty Center over the course of three days. The painting, which spans nearly 20 feet wide by 6-and-a-half feet tall, features a background of bright, multicolored stripes with a portrait of an African American woman and a quotation from writer Maya Angelou: “Making a living is not the same thing as making a life.”

If you haven’t seen this beautiful mural yet, be sure to view the photo gallery!

The mural can be viewed during business hours, Monday through Friday, in the lobby of Levis Faculty Center at 919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana.