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Day to Day Schedule of Happenings at the World Model Expo 2017 Chicago


Every day of the World Model Expo 2017 Chicago is packed with options for those interested in the work of international artists painting miniature figures from all eras, along with vehicles, ships, planes, fantasy subjects and dioramas. Vendors selling a variety of items along with “how to” seminars, award ceremonies, photo opportunities and social functions round out three big days of the event.

Chicago, IL, June 26, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The world of miniature painting is coming to Chicago’s Hilton Hotel at 720 South Michigan Avenue (in front of Grant Park) on July 7-9, 2017. These days will be filled with a number of opportunities for the public to experience a world of history and fantasy in miniature.

Artists and vendors will assemble on July 6th before the show opens to the public so they can set up their work for display and vendors can prepare their wares for sale. That evening, interested attendees will tour the Art Institute of Chicago for a guided tour and meet afterwards to share a meal. The fun starts for the exhibitors, vendors and the public on Friday, July 7 at 9 a.m. when the show opens to the public, closing at 6 p.m. Admission for Friday and Saturday for the public is $10 for adults with those 12 and under along with active military providing current ID receiving complimentary admission to the event.

Seminars will be held in the third floor Astoria Room of the hotel as follows: Friday, July 7, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. – English ex-pat Alan Ball Seminar on Sculpting, 10:30 a.m. – Italian modeler Ivo Preda Seminar on Napoleonic figures, 12 noon – New York diorama master Dan Capuano Seminar, 1:30 p.m. French flats painter Catherine Cesario Seminar on flats, 3 p.m. Dennis Levy & Nick Infield Seminar on box dioramas, 4:30 p.m. John Rosengrant Seminar (world-renowned modeler and Hollywood special effects master). Saturday, July 8, 2017, the vendor area will re-open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following seminars: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Fantasy figure painter Ben Komets Seminar, a multi-media presentation in Salon B (advance registration suggested). 10 am – internationally celebrated California modeler Bill Horan Seminar, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Iain Hamilton seminar/demonstration in Salon B. 1 p.m. Greek painter Michael Kontraros Seminar, 2:30 pm, military art painter Keith Rocco Seminar, 4 p.m., armor modeler Adam Wilder Seminar 6 p.m. The exhibit area also closes for the day at 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 9, 2017 is closed to the public but open to those who registered for the event starting with an 8:30 am panel discussion of Shep Paine’s Armor Modeler’s Guide, recently published by Kalmbach Publishing of Wisconsin, and featuring the book’s contributors, Dan Tisoncik, Andy Gulden, Greg Cihlar, Roy Wells, John Maher, and John Rosengrant. The vendor area opens at 9 a.m. for a final look by registrants and at 10 a.m. is a seminar by world-famous Swedish modeler Mike Blank. The awards ceremony will be held in the Grand Ballroom at 1 pm with the show closing at the conclusion of the ceremonies.

For More Information, contact WME2017 Secretary Jim DeRogatis at jimdero@jimdero.com or Publicity Chairman Mark Matz at mmsipress@gmail.com and visit www.we2017chicago.com
Contact Information
Military Miniature Society of Illinois
Mark Matz
773-837-3369
Contact
www.military-miniature-society-of-illinois.com/
Pat Vess or Jim DeRogatis
630-730-2492 or
jimdero@jimdero.com

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