Spex, Chicago's premier destination for luxury eyewear and sunwear, holds their next "Art+Vision" event with Dumela Contemporary Art curated by Leila Green and Nancy McDaniel. The opening reception is Thursday, October 18 from 5-8 pm, at 122 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL, 60301; 708 524 2020; spexchicago.com. The work will be on view through November 29, 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has named Oak Park a Green Power Community of the Year for its electricity aggregation program that purchases power and credits from 100-percent green sources like wind and solar. Oak Park was among 24 organizations to be honored by the USEPA with Green Power Leadership Awards for advancing the national renewal electricity market.
Sun., Sept. 30 is the deadline for Oak Parkers who have taken the community's first annual summer outdoor sculpture walk to vote on their favorite work via an online survey. The Public Art Advisory Commission, which organized the walk, is considering recommending that the Village Board purchase one of the walk's 12 pieces for permanent display in the community.