Storybook Mural

Beth Shadur (American, b. 1954)
Storybook Mural, 2006
Acrylic mural
101 ½ x 165 ½ in.
Gift of the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library

Beth Shadur, a Highland Park artist and Artist-in-Education for the Illinois Arts Council, has created over 125 large murals as public, private and community art projects in the United States and Great Britain. She has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and other museums across the country and is included in many private and public collections.

This mural was commissioned as part of the 2006 renovation of the Youth Services Department. The mural includes three dimensional doors that children can open to reveal storybook characters.