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CHICAGO –– Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who was a strong supporter of arts education for children, is the focus of a special exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Maggie Daley: A Tribute by Chicago's Youth posthumously honors Daley with a unique collection of art pieces created by youths associated with Daley's arts education program, After School Matters. The exhibit features numerous portraits of Daley, including the one above that was created by Fatima Garcia, Ruben Garcia Jr., Carmen Garcia, Miriam Garcia and Frances Guillen, all of whom were participants in After School Matters.
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Engelbert Guzman, an After School Matters alum, used acrylic, marker and pencil on plywood.
The acrylic on canvas portrait (left) was created by Christopher Duran, Fatima Garcia, Eliza Karatjas, Michelle Escobar and Elijah Thompson. The ribbon represents the nine years that Daley fought breast cancer.
ASM Flowers, made with tissue, was created by Darla Del Raso, Ruben Cruz Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Ofelia Romero and Janet Perez. That group also created The Ribbon (above).
The exhibit will be on display through February 17, 2013, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street. It's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Monday. Admission is free.