In the Bard's Room in U.S. Cellular Field, ShanZuo and DaHuang Zhou received commemorative boards saluting them for their dedication to art.
Cook County Commissioner John Daley offered a few words praising the brothers, who moved to Chicago in 1986 with suitcases filled with paintings and later opened the Zhou B. Art Center, a place for artists to practice and display their work.
“They are great friends of this community,” Daley said. “To their credit, this is why the artists started coming to our community. And we are better off ... I thank you.”
The Zhou Brothers were brief in their response.
“It’s a privilege for the Zhou Brothers to receive this award,” said DaHuang Zhou. “We will continue to bring our passion and our energy and our influences to this area and to the City of Chicago. Thank you very much.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently dedicated a street sign — “Zhou Brothers Way” — to the brothers at 1029 W. 35th St.
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