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Podcast: Daniel Baird, Artist, In Conversation With Stephanie Cristello

The latest installation of our Storytelling Series


MARCH 2018 – Listen in as Chicago-based artist, Daniel Baird, dives deep into his creative process – referencing his pieces on display, at the time, within our hotel’s Fine Arts Display Case – on this episode of the Storytelling Series. Alongside Stephanie Cristello, Director of Programming at EXPO Chicago and Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Baird dissects how elements of time, history, and nature influence and shape his works.

Tune in to our Storytelling Series with Daniel Baird.


The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from inspiring movers, shakers and visitors making an impact in Chicago and beyond. From artists to musicians, innovators and adventurers to visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences that have shaped the speakers’ work and lives. While the hotel’s 125-year-old walls may not be able to tell tales of the past – and boy if they could – the Storytelling Series honors the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest into its halls by capturing today’s tales.

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