Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EXPO Chicago teams up with city's major cultural institutions to announce, EXPO Art Week: Sep16-22, 2013.

Tony Karman, President/ Director of EXPO Chicago!
Tuesday, February 20 2013:
Special Announcement at the Chicago Cultural Center
[Millennium Park Room]
Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art,
teams up with
Choose Chicago, and
 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE]
for the Expo Art Week!
Sep 16-22, 2013.

After it's extraordinary success in the first year, EXPO Chicago integrates with all major cultural institutions in the city to have a weeklong celebration of  arts and cultures, which will include museum exhibitions, gallery openings, installations, public art projects, music, theater and dance performances and special dining experiences, for residents and tourists. EXPO Chicago will be "centerpiece" of this weeklong celebrations.

"EXPO CHICAGO is a great tradition for our city and provides an opportunity for Chicagoans to celebrate visual arts and culture on a grand, international scale,”
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel
 Tony Karman, President/ Director of EXPO Chicago.
at Chicago Cultural Center
"The inaugural EXPO CHICAGO was an extraordinary step forward for both the exposition and our city. We envision that the joint partnership with our city’s leading cultural and entertainment institutions aligned with Choose Chicago and DCASE will further enhance our efforts to attract the world’s leading collectors, curators and art enthusiasts to visit our city and attend EXPO CHICAGO.”
Tony Karman, President/ Director of EXPO Chicago.
Steve Koch, Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago
"We're particularly thrilled that we're going to expand Art Expo, and we're going to grow it, and it's going to continue to prosper."  There are plans  "integrate it into whatever else is happening in the city."
- Steve Koch, Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
"DCASE is thrilled to be part of a week of activity that brings our city's greatest cultural institutions together to showcase the abundance of art and culture that Chicago has to offer". "EXPO Chicago is an important asset to the cultural fabric of the city. With the broader experience of EXPO Art Week, residents of Chicago as well as visitors from around the world can take advantage of the incredible talent and artistry on display".
- Michelle T. Boone

Steve 'Mac' MacLellan, Executive Vice President of Wealth Management, Northern Trust.
“Our role as presenting sponsor for EXPO CHICAGO/2013 is a wonderful opportunity to support the arts in Chicago, our global headquarters. ."
 - Steve “Mac” MacLellan,  Executive Vice President of Wealth Management at Northern Trust .

Rhonda Hoffman of the Rhonda Hoffman Gallery..

Tony Karman being interviewed by WBEZ 91.5

Several highlighted art exhibitions occurring during EXPO ART WEEK include
- “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” and “Zarina: Paper Like Skin” at the Art Institute of Chicago 
- Theaster Gates: 13thBallad” and Paul Sietsema at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
- Other art and museum partners to date, offering special viewings and ticketing options include: ACRE Residency, Chicago Architectural Foundation, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Hyde Park Art Center, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicagothe School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and threewalls.

Performance partners include..
Broadway in Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Goodman Theatre, Harris Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, Lookingglass Theatre, Lyric Opera, Blue Man Group, River North Dance Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre and The World Music Festival.

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The press was present in full force!

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