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With Peter Nižňanský [Prague, Czech Republic] / Photo credit Boyan Marinov.

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Few days back, a friend asked if I had met with any sculptor who is not based in Chicago?

Quite a few! What an honor!!!

One of the joys of hobby-turned-profession of photo-documenting public art, has been the opportunity to meet with artists based in Chicago and beyond. Here are a few sculptors I've met who are not based in Chicago.

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CHICAGO CULTURAL MILE

The stretch on Michigan Avenue between Chicago River and Roosevelt Road together with the Museum Campus form the Chicago Cultural Mile. It has various cultural institutions including museums, parks, theaters, sculptures, monuments and is venue for many cultural events. The year 2014 was declared as  the “Year of the Chicago Cultural Mile.” In commemoration, the city installed two bronze signs in the median planters: one at Michigan Avenue and Wacker and other at Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road.

Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the...

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Gallery 37 Center for the Arts

It provides a venue for youth, families and adults to participate in several innovative arts programs, including After School Matters and the Chicago Public Schools’ Advanced Arts Education Program.

Gallery 37 was created by former Commissioner of The Department of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg, and former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley. It was founded in 1991 to revive Block 37 in the heart of Chicago's Loop.

It provides on-the-job training facility to young people between the ages of...

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Above Image: At Vector Fabricating, from left: Terrence Karpowicz, Barry Hehemann, Jyoti Srivastava, Peter Nižňanský, Katerina Lizcova Kulhankova, Anna Nižňanský and Rolf Achilles.

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Prague Days in Chicago

 June, 2015, Chicago celebrated 25 years of the Prague-Chicago relationship as part of Chicago Sister Cities International program. The celebration featured the mayors of both cities, concerts, exhibitions, a gala dinner, and a review of the history of the Czechs who made their homes in Chicago.

One of the events was the exhibition  “Treasured Legacy...

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CHICAGO"S BOULEVARDS are the city's most overlooked treasures, and one the largest and oldest boulevard system in the nation. The 28-mile system contains 540 acres of green space, and provide a link between seven inland parks and Lake Michigan.

Although originally built on Chicago's outskirts, the boulevards today encircle the heart of the city and are within three blocks of the homes of one out of every six Chicago resident. The longest boulevard segment: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Shortest is Central Park [less than one mile],...

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The construction of Chicago Riverwalk has been in progress for a few years now.   In June 2015, three new pedestrian underbridges were completed:  State Street, Dearborn Street and Clark Street  bridges.

With the progress of Chicago Riverwalk project, some very cool new terminologies are being added to Chi-Town vocabulary, like.. Marine Plaza, Cove and River Theater. By 2016, when the additional underbridges will be completed, we will have Swimming Hole, Jetty and Broadwalk. The entire stretch of Chicago Riverwalk has been divided into districts like Market District, Civic District, Arcade District and Confluence District. This...
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