Latest Art Installation Along Mag Mile Has Heartwarming Story
Jun 19, 2018
Published Jun 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM | Updated at 1:02 PM CDT on Jun 19, 2018
Six-feet tall and splashed with eye-catching hues, the 51 lighthouses stationed along Chicago's Mag Mile are designed to please the eye, yet target the heart.
This public art project is headed up by The Chicago Lighthouse, a nonprofit that provides job training and support for people who are blind, visually impaired or disabled. The artists behind the lighthouses,Jeff Hanson, is visually impaired, but his artistic vision is acute.
“What inspired the pieces are family trips like to the Met, or going to the Mediterranean... then you would take pictures and this would be a landscape or countryside," he said.
The exhibit aims to raise awareness for adults with disabilities who want opportunities to shine. It will remain on display through August 11.