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Wonder Works Exhibit Features Multi-Cultural Mural this Fall

Seasoned artist, Mary Ellen Wilson, paints mural for family audience

Oak Park, Illinois - September 17, 2010 - Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, will feature a mural painted by abstract artist Mary Ellen Wilson this fall. Wilson began painting on September 15 and will continue for a live audience on September 22 through 24. Visitors to the museum can watch her in action while she constructs her depiction of a multi-cultural audience.

Wilson has been an abstract artist for 15 years, painting canvases as well as creating one-of-a-kind walls for her clients at their homes or businesses. Her resume in the Oak Park area includes a mural at the Pineapple Dance Studio in Forest Park.

Interested parties may visit Wilson's blog at to see photos as the Wonder Work mural progresses. Visitors are invited to come to the unveiling of the finished mural on Sunday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m. This event is free with museum general admission.

Wonder Works is also offering the opportunity for children to work directly with a variety of artists to create their own art. Wonder Works Creator Series will return in October on Sunday afternoons. The classes are fitting for children between ages five to eight and will focus on everything from creative recycling art, photography, and much more. Visit or call 708-383-4815 for a schedule of topics and dates.

About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties call 708.383.4815 or visit