Chicago Lighthouse Board Chair Gary Rich and Board Member David Huber appeared live on the August 6th edition of the “Steve Cochran Show” on WGN Radio (720-AM). Gary and Dave talked about the success of our Lighthouses on The Mag MileTM Public Art Display and gave a preview of the upcoming online auction of the lighthouses.
Our Mag Mile Public Art Display has received exposure from a new and exciting outlet that focuses on positive journalism and is geared to all audiences, A Plus, a media company owned by actor Ashton Kutcher. The story was another result of our appearance this past Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning.
The Chicago Lighthouse's popular public art display, Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, was showcased to a national audience July 22 via a segment on CBS Sunday Morning. Many of the artists have disabilities. The piece not only illustrated what they can do if given the chance but demonstrated the importance of civility and kindness in our country. We invite you to visit the lighthouses and share our messages of access, inclusion, kindness and civility!
Dr. Janet Szlyk, President & CEO of The Lighthouse, was interviewed by Score Values | 670 The Score with host Rey Diaz, to discuss Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Display and its important message.
WGN-TV Reporter Erin Ivory did a profile of our Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Display, which ran multiple times on the station’s news broadcasts July 9 and July 10. Included in the segment were interviews with Lighthouse President/CEO Dr. Janet Szlyk, who developed the initiative, and two artists with disabilities who designed lighthouses for the event: Kristine Metoyer and Ted Gram-Boarini.
See the WGN feature here.
Chicago Lighthouse Board Vice Chair Julie Stark describes the excitement surrounding our Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Display in a segment on Comcast Newsmakers, which is now running on Comcast cable systems throughout the Chicago area.
Daily Herald Reporter Katlyn Smith profiled our Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Display in a comprehensive article that ran on the paper’s front page this past weekend.
Included were several stunning photographs of some of the lighthouse sculptures and an overview from Chicago Lighthouse President/CEO Dr. Janet Szlyk who initiated the idea and spearheaded the entire effort.
CBS 2 profiled our Mag Mile Public Art Display debut on June 19. Reporter Charlie DeMar captured the importance for the public to engage with the lighthouse sculptures and ask what they can do to promote access and inclusion.
ABC 7 kicked off media coverage for our Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Display with a segment featuring Chicago Lighthouse President/CEO Dr. Janet Szlyk, and father-son artist team, Nino and Mario Rodriguez.
The Chicago Tribune's Deerfield Review features author Steve Sadin's interview with Hillary Laff-Meyers, one of our 51 artists. Meyers discusses her inspiration and concept behind her lighthouse sculpture.
Didier Nolet, one of the artists participating in Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, was profiled recently by the Beverly Review, a community newspaper serving Chicago’s southwest side.
Click here to read the full article!
Tour the Lighthouses on The Mag Mile - June 19-August 11th. View over 40 unique lighthouse sculptures and help lead the way for people with disabilities.
CHICAGO –Fifty-one 6 foot lighthouse sculptures on famed North Michigan Avenue will catch the public’s eye and capture their hearts this summer. Millions of visitors will see diverse art displays that asks the same question: “How can I be part of access and inclusion for people with disabilities?”
CHICAGO -- April 25, 2018—The Chicago Lighthouse announces that David Huber CFP®, CEO of Huber Financial Advisors, LLC, an independent wealth management firm, will serve as the Presenting Sponsor for Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, a citywide public art initiative celebrating access and inclusion this summer.
VisionQuest, The Chicago Lighthouse’s very own band of talented musicians who are blind, was showcased on NBC 5 December 15. Reporter LeeAnn Trotter interviewed several of the members along with band manager Bob Mantsh. She even got caught up in the group’s magical sounds and was swaying to their music!
WGN-TV profiled Chicago Lighthouse Industries’ new fashion clocks for its cover story on the 9 pm newscast on Friday, November 24.
The segment also showcased several employees who are legally blind who make the clocks. The piece was so popular that it ran two additional times on WGN, including this morning’s 9 am newscast! Many thanks to the production team, Reporter Gaynor Hall, Producer Pam Grimes and Photojournalist Mike D’Angelo for doing an outstanding job on the story!
In observance of Veterans Day this week, WGN-TV/Channel 9 profiled the Joining Forces Call Center at The Chicago Lighthouse, which assists Illinois Veterans and their families by providing critical information about housing, education, employment, health care and other services. The segment aired several times on November 7 and 8, 2017.
Watch the segment here.