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Local Mexican artist brings hope to Chicago through aerosol wall murals

After the national outrage following the disappearance and death of U.S. soldier Vanessa Guillen, artist Milton Coronado commemorates her memory with a mural in Pilsen.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

A local Chicano artist is using his passion for aerosol painting to remember the lives of the passing, bringing hope and guidance to the next generation of youth in his community. Mexican artist and founder of Street Art Ministry, Milton Coronado, 40, began drawing at five years old after the passing...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

The Chicago Theatre, which is sometimes called the “Wonder Theatre of the World,” has hosted some of the world’s greatest performers, from Duke Ellington to Robin Williams.

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

Barber encourages involvement in local arts with his North Side Chicago studio

Thomas getting ready to treat Ola to a haircut inside of the haircut section of his studio in Lincoln Park, on Feb. 2, 2019.

Nicole Shih & Evan Sully, Contributing Writer and Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

DeWayne Thomas is more than just a barber in the city of Chicago. He’s also an innovator, entrepreneur and small business owner who integrates his passion for art with his love for learning more about African-American culture. Thomas is 35 years old and originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. However, he was raise...

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