I've just been sent some photos from the workshop in Mount Carroll, IL, where the giant luminaries are being constructed for the public art piece of the community memoir project:
Four plexiglass panels will slide into grooves that have been routed into the uprights. Three of the panels will have photo/text combinations from the workshop participants printed onto the surface. The rear panel will have a list of the contributors shown on the other three sides. A solar light will be hidden in a box at the top of the luminary with the lamp pointing down into the column, so that they will be illuminated from the inside at night. Only 35 days to go, and it's pretty exciting watching it all come together.