The Donnelley Youth Center Art Garden--Meditation Grotto
Mr. Imagination and Milton Mizenburg
by: Chicago Youth Centers/Elliott Donnelley Youth Center
3947 South Michigan Ave
Like David Philpot and Milton Mizenburg, who created the Donnelly
Center Totem Poles, Mr. Imagination is a self-taught local artist.
He says that "this grotto came to me in visions and dreams.
Different faces and angels represent everyone from around the
world. . . . Mirrors and jewelry represent reflections, seashells
represent the first home of God's creatures, hands represent the
youtn . . .and the fossils represent our ability to experience
the past along with the present."
The Donnelley Art Garden is unquestionably the greatest accumulation
of outdoor art on the south side of Chicago.