CHICAGO, IL. (June 13, 2016) – Chicago is home to the #1 rated art showcase in the country, the Old Town Art Fair; an annual art exhibition, celebrating its 67th anniversary in the city’s historic Old Town Triangle District. This year, Chicago native, Clifton Henri secured the top spot, Best in Show in the 2-D category which includes photography, painting, drawing, 2-D mixed media and printmaking.
As the Best in Show winner, Henri is automatically invited as a featured artist in the 2017 art fair. “It has been a great week and I can’t even express how grateful I am for the recognition from the Old Town Triangle Association, “ stated Henri. “As a Chicago-native, my inspiration begins at home and to be recognized is not only a honor for me, but validation of the talent that our city has to offer.” This past weekend, the Old Town Art Fair brought in over 250 nationally acclaimed artists and drew an estimated 30,000 art lovers to the fair.
Invisible Man: The Art Institute of Chicago
Recently, Henri served as a panelist at The Art Institute of Chicago, where he and two fellow artists, Krista Franklin and Darryl Holliday explored the relationship between images and text, and perceptions vs. reality in response to the new exhibit, Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. This was the first event of its kind hosted in the lobby of the Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing. The event, titled The Gathering, had 100+ museum members and guests in attendance outside of the actual exhibition.