SOFA, Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, is one of the “World’s Foremost Fairs of Contemporary Arts & Design”. In April, New York hosts the show, August is Santa Fe, and November is Chicago’s turn. So mark your calendar for November 4-6, 2011, and make your way to Festival Hall, at the end of Navy Pier, to see some amazing sights, talk to artists from around the world, enjoy glass blowing demonstrations, and more.
Preston Singletary & Dante Marioni
photo: Russell Johnson
In addition to the SOFA exhibition, within the same space, you can visit The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art. Outsider Art, or Art Brut, is creative works by people who have no formal training in art. They create without regard for the mainstream art world’s recognition, and they don’t follow any pre-defined “definition” of art. They make it for themselves, or for their immediate community. Often they don’t recognize or even call themselves artists until some collector comes along and slaps that label on them.
Outside Art from www.art.org
Plan a full day – if not two, to wander through the aisles, viewing wonders from around the world. It’s an amazing thing to see.
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