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Chicago Artist Ayako Kato in Lucerne

  Blog post by artist Ayako Kato Artist Ayako Kato participated in the Chicago-Lucerne Artist Exchange and visited Lucerne, Switzerland from August 10-27, 2014. How does the living environment, especially the condition of nature, influence our behavior, ways of thinking, life and/or the work of art? I had this simple and complicated question in my mind before…

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Yoko Noge-Dean Selected as the 2014 CSCI Volunteer of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Yoko Noge-Dean, Chair of the Osaka Committee of CSCI for being selected as the 2014 Chicago Sister Cities International Volunteer of the Year. Yoko was selected for showing leadership, talent, passion, enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting the work of CSCI locally and abroad. Yoko was selected by the Advisory Board…


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2014 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 17th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…

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CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller • Osaka,…


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Chicago Artist Ayako Kato in Lucerne

  Blog post by artist Ayako Kato Artist Ayako Kato participated in the Chicago-Lucerne Artist Exchange and visited Lucerne, Switzerland from August 10-27, 2014. How does the living environment, especially the condition of nature, influence our behavior, ways of thinking, life and/or the work of art? I had this simple and complicated question in my mind before…

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Chicago-Birmingham Artist-in-Residence Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Blog post by artist Sarah Silverwood Artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood has been the artist-in-residence for Chicago Sister Cities International in October 2014, supported by Arts Council England. Sarah has been visiting the city to make new connections, carry out research for new work on public housing, and leave drawings to be found around Chicago. Like all cities, the…