Garden Wall and Trees
The Mouse House
Murals, trompe l'oeil
Location: Junior Room
John McDavitt is a muralist, illustrator, and product
designer who was born and raised in the Chicago area. His
early aptitude for art sparked a career that includes designing,
illustrating and sculpting toys, giftware, collectibles,
and logos, as well as fine mural works for residential
and commercial clients. His work in the Junior Room includes
an imaginative, two-dimensional Garden Wall that greets
McDavitt's dramatic Solar System mural anchors the
area's reading platform and is designed to attract
intermediate grade youngsters.
A highlight of the Children's Department is the
fanciful Mouse House, a child-sized reading cottage that's
perfect for youngsters and their parents to relax with
a good book. McDavitt's creative tromp l'oeil
details add interest to the structure.
The Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club provided funding
for John's artwork in the Mouse House.