About: Jyoti Srivastava

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St. Benedict the African Roman Catholic Church

Address: 6559 S. Stewart Ave. Chicago, IL 60621.

Completed: 1989

Architects: Belli & Belli

Stained Glass Windows - by David Lee Csicsko.

From the Open House Chicago website.. Five parishes were consolidated into St. Benedict the African in the 1980s. Unlike most Catholic churches in Chicago, which were built by European immigrants, St. Benedict was designed...
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Studio Visit of Artist Muralist Hector Duarte.

It was part of Open House Chicago 2017.

On a cold, rainy day of October 14, 2017, I visited the studio of artist Hector Duarte.  The studio was vibrant and warm, with brightly colored murals on the walls that would cheer anyone on a cold damp day!  It was the first time that I was meeting the...

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Selfie with Artist Muralist Hector Duarte

October 14, 2017.

At Artists's Home-Studio in Pilsen.

Hector Duarte is a well known artist muralist in Chicago and his native Michoacán, Mexico. He was born in 1952 in Caurio, Michoacán, Mexico. In 1977, he studied mural painting at the workshop of David Alfaro Siquieros, one of the giants of Mexican muralism. He...

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