Ordinary Things Can Be Extraordinary
Apples, Grapes and Vases on Blue Cloth, by Leon Sarantos
The opening reception for “Ordinary Things” is this Friday evening, June 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. In this exhibit, the art reminds us that what is ordinary in one life might not be ordinary in another. Some artists have re-imagined “ordinary” in extraordinary ways. Many Midwest regional artists will be in attendance at our reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display until July 6, and is curated by Dawn Diamantopoulos, a graduate of Pratt Institute.
Exhibiting artists include: Myra Veazquez, Paul Benninghoff, Sarah Benning, Kellie Lachata, Brian Harmon, Tony Lipka, Mike Lewandowski, Carol Estes, and Leon Sarantos.
A Little About Us – Studio 659
Studio 659 is an Art Studio in the heart of the historic downtown district of Whiting, Indiana at 1413 119th Street. Located only 30 minutes from Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, Studio 659 is not only an art gallery but a studio which offers classes to youth and adults as well as puts on live music events, book signings and more.The Studio is headed by the Whiting Arts Council which was a brainchild of Mayor Joe Stahura. The Council is made up of representatives from all of Whiting’s artistic organizations including: Whiting Lakefront Symphony, Marian Theatre Guild, Arts Alive!, 119th Street. Artists, Calumet College, Whiting High School’s Art Department as well as at-large members of the community who have art backgrounds. For more information visit our website at http://studio659.org/
Hours of Operation:
Thursday & Friday – Noon – 7 pm
Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm.
Website for featured artist: Leon Sarantos