CHICAGO -- The sixth annual international exhibition of Sculpture,
Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) will be held at the Navy Pier
here Nov. 5 to 7.
SOFA, which has developed a nationwide following since its
inception in 1994, has shows annually in Chicago and New York.
Attendance at the Chicago show is expected to exceed 30,000.
SOFA Chicago 1999 will present three-dimensional artwork from
about 80 galleries representing eight countries. Works by some
1,000 artists working in glass, clay, fiber, metal and wood will be
The exhibit also will include a series of 30 lectures and panel
discussions that are free to visitors.
The exhibition will be open Nov. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
and noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7. Admission is $10 a day or $16 for a