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  • The Cliff Dwellers 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

The Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with Pritzker Military Museum and Library and Friends of Downtown, atre pleased to present Art and Architecture - Designing the National WW1 Memorial in Washington, DC.

The presentation by Chicago resident and designer Joe Weishaar and New York Sculptor Sabin Howard chronicles the duo’s unique collaboration as it relates to both process and design. They will also provide a more in depth look at their submitted entry “The Weight of Sacrifice”.

Their final design was chosen in January by the World War 1 Centennial Commission as the winning submission to be built in the Nation’s Capital to honor the 4 million Americans who served in the Great War. Joe Weishaar is a 26 year old artist and unlicensed architect. At only 3-1/2 years out of school he is a relative newcomer to the architecture profession. Previously, Joe served as a Project Architect at Brininstool+Lynch Architecture Design. He now owns and operates his own small consulting business. Currently he is completing the Architecture licensing exams with the intention of beginning his own practice within the next five years. Joe is an active oil pastel painter and has participated in multiple gallery exhibitions in Chicago.

Sabin Howard is an internationally renowned classical figurative sculptor and draughtsman. He has participated in more than 50 group and solo shows and garnered prestigious commissions. His sculptures and drawings have been collected by museums and private collectors all over the world. About his body of work, The New York Times wrote: “Sabin Howard, a sculptor of immense talent, has created some of the last decade’s most substantive realistic sculpture. When viewing his works, visitors may be reminded of the time when Donatello and Rodin walked the earth.” Sabin is also the author of The Art of Life, a photoessay about figurative art through the ages.

Additional Info: 5:30 The door and bar opens. The presentation will begin at 6:15 followed by a dinner after the presentation. The program is free and the price per person for dinner is $25. Reservations are required for dinner and requested for the program. They may be made by calling 312-922-8080 or by e-mail to reservations@cliff-chicago. org and can be made up until the afternoon of the event. Discount parking is available after 4PM at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Come enjoy the lecture and the beautiful setting of the Cliff Dwellers Club with a balcony overlooking Millennial Park.