Featured artist: Tia Etu

Featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Storyline, the mosaic peace sign sculpture (pictured above) was created by teen library volunteers and local artist Tia Etu. It now stands outside Dole Center, 255 Augusta St., home to Dole Branch Library

Etu, a working artist with a studio on Harrison Street in the Oak Park Arts District, has created murals along the Green Line in Oak Park and in the Arts District, as well as outdoor sculptures around town.

She also has work in the library’s permanent art collection—you can see her oil painting Passing on display on the third floor of the Main Library, in Study Room C. And in summer 2018, she mentored a team of teen volunteers who created a mural in the Main Library’s Teen Study Room on the second floor. 

Learn more about the artist’s work: Watch an artist video profile by VOP-TV »

Explore all of the art in the Main Library’s permanent art collection »

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