The Lahore Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International presents From Chicago to Lahore: A Cultural Nexus, an evening celebrating the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Chicago’s sister city of Lahore, Pakistan.
The works range from renowned masterpieces to contemporary explorations in various media including paintings, photographs, films and writings by artists from two differing regions whose work collectively builds cultural bridges through artistic expression. Through the work shown, the evening brings together the energetic and vigorous cultural life of both cities.
When: Wednesday, October 17 from 6-9 pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street
G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda & Claudia Cassidy Theater
This event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is curated by visual artist and printmaker Sadia Uqaili, the Arts and Culture Chair of the Lahore Committee of CSCI, and showcases the works of masters as well as contemporary artists such as Bashir Mirza, Meher Afroz, Nazir Ali, Ali Kazim, Bashir Ahmed, Nahid Raza, Rashid Rana, RM Naem, Waseem Ahmad, Zahoor ul Akhlaq, Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Iqbal Hussain Sadeqain, Gulgee, Laura Kina, Shota Kawahara, Sumbul Nazir, Elizabeth Nuti, Jon Stein, Amna Siddiqui, Asif Raza, Marvi Mazhar, Michael Klaus Schmidt, Durre Sameen Malik, Chandrika Marla, Allie Spicer and Zafar Mailk; films by Umar Riaz, Suree Towfignia, Mikey Peterson, Sandeep Sharma, Shalalay Jamil, Ben Her Uribe, Imran Babur and Mian Adnan Ahmad; and poetry readings by Daniela Olszewska and Faisal Mohyuddin. A keynote speech will be given by novelist, critic and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lorraine Adams.