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Tonight marks the opening preview party for the
SOFA Chicago exposition, set to run Friday-Sunday at Navy Pier…

Join artists, collectors, curators and cognoscenti at the festive Opening Night Mise en scène, Thursday, November 9. Mise en scène (mee’ zahn sen) is a French theater term that means “putting on stage” or “a stage setting,” and refers to the elegant art and setting of SOFA CHICAGO’s Opening Night—truly a party with a view. Be among the first to enjoy and acquire top quality pieces at the Public Preview from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $50.00 and may be purchased at the door.

Mark Lyman, Founder/Director of Expressions of Culture, Inc, a dmg world media company, producer of SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK said, “This year’s SOFA CHICAGO is the most international and the largest in terms of square footage that we have ever produced. To-date nineteen new galleries have joined the line-up, principal among them Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, representing top contemporary and emerging art since 1978. Galerie Besson, London, specializing in international studio ceramics, leads the way for seven participating U.K galleries. Two new Danish galleries add strength to Scandinavian design arts at the fair.”

A lecture series is also set to run all weekend, with topics ranging from “Art of Steel” to “Contemporary Korean Ceramics” and so much in between.

November 10 – 12, Exhibition Hall, Navy Pier,
600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL,
For general information:
call 800.563.SOFA (7632) or e-mail: