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Tony Karman
Tony Karman has been active in the civic, business and cultural communities of Chicago for nearly 30 years. Working with select institutions, associations, government organizations, producers of special events and corporations, he has guided numerous projects from concept to conclusion. Currently, he is President | Director of EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art at Navy Pier, September 19-23, 2013.

Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, Karman attended Augustana College and Kansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He has traveled extensively and establishing numerous professional alliances and relationships throughout the world. He is a long-time resident of Chicago, where he lives with his wife Sondra. Karman currently serves on several civic committees including the Municipal Marketing Advisory Council – City of Chicago, the Bloomingdale Trail Commissioning Committee – Department of Cultural Affair and Special Events | Chicago Park District | The Trust for Public Land, Cultural Tourism Commission – Choose Chicago, Fashion Committee –School of the Art Institute and The Cooperative – Chicago Ideas Week. He also serves on several non-profit boards including Board Chairman – Chicago Artists Coalition and Redmoon.

Entries by Tony Karman

An Unprecedented List of Cultural Exhibitions and Events in Chicago This September

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:48 AM

In the thirty-two years that I have lived in Chicago, I have never missed an international art fair in this great city. With that in mind, I am proud to write that never before has the annual exposition benefited from such a long, and unprecedented, list of major exhibitions and...

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EXPO CHICAGO Welcomes the World

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Chicago is having an art-world moment with internationally recognized artists, galleries, schools, museum directors and curators putting a new face on the cultural export of our great city. I may be a bit biased here, but another important reason to visit our great city is to attend the second edition...

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