Oakton students' work part of Chicago art display

Daily Herald report
Updated 6/14/2018 3:29 PM

The work of Oakton Community College students will be featured in the "Lighthouses on the Mag Mile," a public art display in Chicago this summer celebrating access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The exhibit takes place from June 19 through Aug. 11, and features more than 30 six-foot-tall lighthouse sculptures designed by national and local artists, many whom of have disabilities. The works will be installed along North Michigan Avenue.

Oakton Educational Foundation Board President Howard Singer and his wife, Alisa, joined Oakton in sponsoring an entry created by Oakton art and design students. The lighthouse, entitled "Be a Light," displays the phrase, "Nothing can dim the light that shines within," under its beacon. At the bottom of the structure, hands spell out "peace" in sign language.

The art project will be located at 701 N. Michigan Ave. It is colored sky blue and includes paintings and clouds along with positive words such as "love," "hope" and "radiant."

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