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Chicago Tree Project: to turn Dead Trees into Public Art. On May 16, 2014, Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District [CPD] and Chicago Sculpture International [CSI] announced the Chicago Tree Project, which will commission local artists to turn dead or dying trees that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer or other bugs and diseases into living public art.

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Chicago Tree Project: to turn Dead Trees into Public Art. On May 16, 2014, Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District [CPD] and Chicago Sculpture International [CSI] announced the Chicago Tree Project, which will commission local artists to turn dead or dying trees that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer or other bugs and diseases into living public art.

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Above Image: "Finish" by Terrence Karpowicz at Oak Park Sculpture Walk - Presented by CSI / 2012

Congratulations to Chicago Sculpture International [CSI] for the 10th anniversary! I take immense pride in my long association with this group, having seen, photographed and documented many of their exhibitions. I have also had the pleasure of calling many sculptors as my friends. Thank You for the love and affection! This post is to celebrate the 10th...

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Above Image: Chicago Tree Project "Bursts" - by Mia Capodilupo, at Humboldt Park Boat House..

Summer 2014: Chicago Sculpture International [CSI] in collaboration with the Chicago Park District [CPD], is presenting the “Chicago Tree Project”. It is a citywide plan to transform sick and dying trees into vibrant public art. Using art as a vessel for public engagement, sculptors will transform a variety of trees into fun and whimsical experiences for the greater Chicago community. The collaborative project between...

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Some of the Sculpture Parks I have seen...

Sculpture Parks are good way to enjoy art and nature. I love monumental sculptures located outdoors in vast open lands. My favorite so far has been the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Yorkshire, England. It is UK's first permanent sculpture park and renowned for modern and contemporary art.  Spread over 500-acre of wide open space, gently undulating hills, lush green landscape.. it provides a majestic setting for the works of great artists...

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1004 Portraits - by Jaume Plensa

Temporary Exhibit: June 18 2014 through December 2015.

Location: Millennium Park - Madison Street entrance and South Boeing Gallery. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Millennium Park, there is a new installation of the work by Jaume Plensa, sculptor of one of the most prominent attraction of Millennium Park - the Crown Fountain: "Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits".  These are four large scale portraits of young girls, one at the Madison Square entrance...

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2014 Vacation: UK Trip

May 28 - to - June 12, 2014.

Vacation in UK: It was the best combination possible - visiting my only sibling, my sister, and her family combined with tourism!!!  Stationed with my sister's home in Wolverhampton, England; I travelled a lot around, which included a trip to my favorite city in the world : London. AS expected, it was always drizzling, sometimes pouring; and if I waited for sunshine, I might not have been able to see 80%...

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Above Image: Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is William Shakespeare's Birthplace. Need I say more! All [or almost all] the attractions in Stratford is related to Shakespeare.. I can categorize them as: Shakespeare's Birthplace Holy Trinity Church / Shakespeare's final resting place Houses of Shakespeare's relatives Town Walk: with more places related to William Shakespeare. Sculptures and Monuments

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Above Image: The house where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years at Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is situated on Henley Street in the town centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. This is the house where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and played. Shakespeare also spent the first five years of married life in this house with his new wife, Anne Hathaway.

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