- Cherry Circle Room - -
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TASTE OF ICELAND: ICELAND’S THRVING CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS SCENE
Following the successful debut of the festival in Chicago last year in tandem with the launch of Icelandair’s direct route to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Taste of Iceland returns to Chicago with a four-day festival throughout the city taking place Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23.
With a population of just 340,000, how does Iceland continue to build upon a thriving contemporary art scene? Icelandic Björg Stefánsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Art Center, holds a discussion on Icelandic visual arts, and how Icelandic art has spread across the world, through the artist driven community and The Icelandic Art Center. Stefánsdóttir’s complimentary presentation is a part of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s ongoing Storytelling Series in the second floor Drawing Room.
About the Storytelling Series:
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists to musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. The hotel is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering. The ongoing series takes place fireside in the Drawing Room and includes about one hour of storytelling, followed by a brief Q + A. Space is limited and seating is first come, first served.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM