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EXPO Chicago, 2016.

Location: Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago.

When: 22-25 September, 2016.

This is the Fifth International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art.

This post documents 2016 Expo Chicago Programs: IN/SITU, EXPO Projects, IN/SITU Outside and inaugural A BillBoard Project.

IN/SITU Program: provides a dynamic opportunity for exhibiting galleries to showcase large, site-specific installations by leading international artists. It is curated by Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at Perez Art Museum, Miami. EXPO Projects: is presented alongside IN/SITU in and around Navy Pier, featuring...
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  Two artists - Michael Dunbar and Terrence Karpowicz - had the vision to organize Idea was to present the diversity and vitality of contemporary sculptors. "just as Chicago has demonstrated a commitment to public sculpture unparalleled by any other American city, so has the sculpture community demonstrated its commitment to keep the city at the forefront of public art by assisting in the creation of a new and innovative exhibits of large scale outdoor sculpture' - Michael A Dunbar [Pier Walk' 96].

Pier Walk'95 - 3 artists Pier Walk'96 - 42 artists, across the country. Pier Walk'97 - 110 artists, from 9 countries / evolved into the world's...

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Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. On any given day, it houses about 1,000 butterflies from over 40 different species There are also several bird species from the Southern hemisphere. The greenhouse has a self-contained ecosystem with a small fountain and water-pool, flowers, tropical trees.  A walk through the glass atrium of butterfly haven, is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. One can enjoy the flight of birdwings,  swallowtails, painted ladies and...
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There are two reasons Americans increasingly wish to invest in locally owned businesses. First, they understand that these businesses are the real pillars of a prosperous, sustainable economy. A growing body of evidence suggests that every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two to four times more economic benefit—measured in income, wealth, jobs, and tax revenue—than a dollar spent at a globally owned business. That’s because locally owned businesses spend more of their money locally and thereby pump up the so-called economic multiplier. Other studies suggest that local businesses are critical for tourism, walkable communities, entrepreneurship, social equality, civil society, charitable...
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The Lost Bird Project - by Todd McGrain

Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

June 19, 2014 through June 21, 2016 [still there in August, 2016.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in concert with Project Passenger Pigeon 2014, commemorates the centenary of the Passenger Pigeon extinction with the installation of The Lost Bird Project sculpture set.

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