May 28th is the deadline for reserving tickets for the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation's 2007 Gala. The Foundation's Unity Award will go to preservation architect T. Gunny Harboe , who has been instrumental in such restorations as Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall at IIT, Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott store on State Street, the Marquette and Reliance Buildings, and the recent concrete restoration at Unity Temple, itself. The UTRF award will go to Carol Wyant of Pathfinder Consulting for her work in assessing needs and creating a plan for the Frank Lloyd Wright landmark's restoration.
The evening will include traditional Japanese drumming and choreography by Tsukasa Taiko and an interior lighting show from De Paul University's Theater School. Dinner will provided by key Oak Park Restaurants, and the evening will also include an origami demonstation, and, perhaps most importantly, a sake tasting. Tickets are $100 each, with $150 patron level tickets including preferred concert seating. Contributers can also purchase a $80.00 sponsorship of tickets for architecture, design and art students.
Call 708/383.8873 for reservations or information. Unity Temple is at 875 Lake Street in Oak Park.