Opening Reception At Studio Oh: Tonight, 12/12, In Chicago Arts District

Preacher Man

Preacher Man, by Leon Sarantos

Join us this Friday! Come celebrate the latest exhibition at Studio Oh in Pilsen.  Then explore 30+ creative spaces for 2nd Fridays Gallery Night in the Chicago Arts District.

When:  You’re invited to the opening reception this Friday, December 12, from 6 – 10 PM.  It is free and open to the public.  Enjoy light refreshments and see vivid, engaging artwork.The art is on display until Sunday, January 18th.

What:  “Who’s Afraid Of Red” – The exhibit features an exuberant burst of art that explores the color red.  Twenty-five artists from metro Chicago are participating.  My abstract figurative art, Preacher Man and Young Lady With Long Pipe is in this exhibit, curated by Pam Hamilton.

Where:  Studio Oh is in Pilsen in the heart of the Chicago Arts District at 1837 S. Halsted Street, Chicago.  Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 PM till 6 PM.  Outside of these hours, you are welcome to make an appointment.  Phone:    (773) 474-1070.

Young Lady With Long Pipe

Young Lady With Long Pipe – Limited edition fine art print.


2nd Fridays Gallery Night in the Chicago Arts District

The Chicago Arts District hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Night, the monthly opening receptions at the galleries and artists’ studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets in Chicago. The event begins at 6:00pm and runs til 10pm.

Come visit the 30+ creative spaces in the Chicago Arts District at South Halsted and 18th Streets as they showcase an exciting display of art and artists from Chicago and beyond. This unique art community opens its doors, free of charge, and lets you get up close and personal with the art and artists.   Pick up a map at the information center at 1821 S. Halsted and explore the city’s most vibrant art community, the Chicago Arts District, where people meet ART!

Links

To see more of my figurative art, check out  http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art-gallery/figurative-paintings/

Young Lady With Long Pipe – This Limited edition fine art print is also available at Artfinder  https://www.artfinder.com/product/young-lady-with-long-pipe/

Studio Oh Website:  http://www.art-studio-oh.com/

Chicago Arts District website:  http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/

The Abstract Show III – Regional, Juried Art Exhibition At Brickton Art Center

Opening Reception For The Abstract Show III At Brickton Art Center, 10/18

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Loopy Llama, Sunrise On Wooded Lake, Jumping Jack – By Leon Sarantos

Join us this Saturday!  Come celebrate the latest gallery exhibition at the Brickton Art Center.

When:  The opening reception is on Saturday, October 18 from 4 PM to 7 PM, free and open to the public.  Enjoy light refreshments and see some great abstract artwork.The art is on display from October 14 – November 22.

What:  The third annual abstract exhibit: The Abstract Show III, is at Brickton Art Center.  With Darrell Roberts as juror this year, I’m looking forward to quite a show.  Darrell is a noted, contemporary abstract expressionist. With over 100 artists applying from five states, I am very pleased that three of my paintings were selected.

Where:  Brickton Art Center is located at 306 Busse Hwy, Park Ridge, Illinois. 60068.  Open daily Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Fri: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, with a parking lot available.  You are very welcome to visit the exhibit.

About Brickton Art Center. Established in 1997, the Brickton Art Center  serves the people of Park Ridge and the surrounding communities through creative outreach services in art therapy, art education and exhibitions.  Phone: 847 823 6611.

Exhibiting Artists:

Veronica Allen, Libertyville, IL – Heather Brammeier, Peoria, IL- Greg Britton Glenview, IL- Veronica Bruce, Chicago, IL- Michael Burmeister, Evanston, IL- RoseMarie Calderisi, Park Ridge, IL- Lexygius Calip, Chicago, IL- Andre Daugavietis, Chicago, IL- Rebecca DeGraw, Chicago, IL- Linda DeViller, Oak Park, IL- Tony DiBenedetto, Mt Prospect, IL- Tom Dieschbourg, Park Ridge, IL- Virgi Driscoll, Oconomowoc, WI – Susan Elster-Jones, Oak Park, IL- Brett Evangelista, Chicago, IL- Brian Franczyk, Park Ridge, IL- Doug Frohman, Chicago,IL- Paula Frohman, Chicago,IL- Walter A. Fydryck, Chicago, IL- Allen Giedraitis, Park Ridge, IL- Matthew Gilboy, Chicago, IL- Kaitlyn Gilham, Chicago, IL- Pedro Gonzalez, Des Plaines, IL- Magdalene Gorecki-Eisenberg, Chicago, IL- Janet Hamilton, Orland Park, IL- Carole Hennessy, Chicago, IL- Kristy Hughes, Bloomington, IN- Lisa Hutler, Portage, WI- Kay Jelinek, Sheboygan, WI- Zelene Jiang, Chicago, IL- Jessica Jokhi, Chicago, IL- Danielle Jones, Evanston, IL- Rachel Joyce, Chicago, IL- Kathryn Kane, Park Ridge, IL- Judy Katz, Lincolnwood, IL- Rick Katz, Lincolnwood, IL- JoAnn Kennedy, North Barrington, IL- Jude Kitts, Glenview, IL- Joey Korom, Chicago, IL- Eric Kraybill, Northfiled, IL- Timothy S Kump, Joliet, IL- Kori Levy, Glenview IL- Paige Mostowy, Bloomington, IN- Kevin Nance, Chicago, IL- Margaret Newman, Chicago, IL- Grant Newman, Lyons, IL- William Oistad, Wilmette, IL- Mark J Palmeri, Des Plaines, IL- Jill Pinsky, Park Ridge, IL- Anne Puotinen, Chicago, IL- Marie Rakoczy, Park Ridge, IL- David Richards, Chicago,IL- Ron Rutkowski, Chicago, IL- Leon Sarantos, Chicago, IL- Martin Sitta, Berwyn, IL- Barbara Skiba-Poniatowski, Crystal Lake, IL- Sarah Starling, Chicago, IL- Sara Surgi, Wilmette, IL- Sharon Swidler, Chicago, IL- Steve Thimmig, Sheboygan Falls, WI- Melissa Urbonas, Chicago, IL- Cedric van Eenoo, New York City, NY- Jan Van Leijenhorst, Evanston, IL- Mary Wagner, Chicago, IL- Thomas Waters, Chicago, IL- Dave Watkins, Milwaukee, WI – Sara Willadsen, Chicago, IL- Cynthia Wold, Valparaiso, IN- Agnieszka Zawisza, Warsaw, PL- Candace Wark & Shirley Nannini  Chicago, IL.

LINKS

Brickton Art Center   http://www.bricktonartcenter.org/gallery-new/

To see more of my abstracts, check out    http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art-gallery/abstract-and-non-objective-paintings/

My art is also on Artfinder, which is a curated online gallery based in London:

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/leon-sarantos/artworks/all-about-abstract/

Ravenswood ArtWalk This Weekend, Oct 4-5

Celebrate Chicago Artists Month at Ravenswood ArtWalk This Weekend, Oct 4-5.

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The Ravenswood ArtWalk is always an exciting event and is part of Chicago Artists Month.  This year it stretches from Addison to Lawrence and showcases over 300 artists in the galleries and warehouses along Ravenswood Avenue!

You are invited to see my art at the thirteenth annual Ravenswood ArtWalk again this year. including digital art from my series, Steel Giants Of The Heartland, as well as paintings including cityscapes, landscapes, abstract and figurative art.

Digital Art: Steel Giants

Steel Giants Of The Heartland, by Leon Sarantos

Where:  My art is at 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago on the first floor.

When:  This weekend, Saturday, Oct 4, 11-7PM and Sunday, Oct. 5, 11-6PM

What:  I am displaying my oil paintings and digital art in several genres – if there is an artwork you would especially like to see, let me know as I am still selecting them.  You can check out the rest of my website for possible selections at http://www.leonsarantosartist.com

Ravenswood ArtWalk Features Music & Food – Not just for visual artists! Live music, craft beer and food trucks, and an urban craft beer garden!  Hope to see you there.

For more about the ArtWalk, check out   http://ravenswoodartwalk.org/


Also check out my ArtBlog  http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/blog/my-paintings-digital-art-at-ravenswood-artwalk-this-weekend-oct-4-5/

The Hyde Park Connection At CornerStone Art Gallery: Reception July 11

The Hyde Park Connection

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A unique exhibition featuring the Studio 4 artists will open at CornerStone Art Gallery in Whiting, Indiana for a two-month show this summer.  As the new gallery director for CornerStone Art Gallery, I am especially pleased to present artists whom I’ve met through the Hyde Park Art Center for our summer exhibit at CornerStone Art Gallery. Studio 4 is a group of artists associated with the esteemed Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.  As a member of the group, I will be displaying my own art as well.  The exhibit will be on view in July and August, with an opening reception on Friday evening, July 11.

Studio 4.  Having painted, printed, and pressed clay together for a number of years, the Studio 4 artists are inspired by their classes and camaraderie to present their first group show in a salon style exhibit.   The art will include carefully rendered portraits in oil by Gloria Carrig, dynamic screenprints by Lisa Jenschke, intricate ceramics on a micro scale by writer/artist Bo Brown, and large-scale artwork by Ted Micheletti. Studio 4 unites an interesting group of artists from a variety of disciplines: Architect and artist Leon Sarantos, social activist Carolyn Pereira, and blogger and fabric artist Heather LaRiviere. Several Studio 4 artists have long roots in the Chicago art scene: Donna Terry was a high school student when she attended the first Hairy Who exhibit at the Art Center in the 1960s, while Jean Hester’s brother was one of the founding members of AfriCOBRA.  The show also includes work by teaching artist Randall Miller, who trained at the San Francisco Art Institute.  The Hyde Park Connection will be on display in the main gallery.

Darrell Roberts Art

Layered Lusciousness.  Art by renowned Chicago artist Darrell Roberts will be featured as a companion solo show.   Roberts has served as mentor and teacher to many of the Studio 4 artists.  He is my most influential teacher, mentor and friend.  His thickly textured, painted surfaces are inspired by the metropolis: the landscape, architecture, and construction of Chicago.  Roberts has displayed his art extensively in both national and international exhibits.  His recent residency and exhibitions in India provide him with a new metropolis and palette to inspire his work. He attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and received a BFA and a Masters in Fine Art.  Roberts is represented by McCormick Gallery in downtown Chicago. As Gallery Director, Thomas McCormick, says, “This guy just gets me with his lush brushwork — real cake-frosting surfaces in a size you can hold in the palm of your hands.”  Darrell Roberts’ art will be on display in the Winsberg gallery section of CornerStone.

David's art - Copy

Auras, Halos, Crowns and Filigree.  David Anthony Geary is a talented, teaching artist at Hyde Park Art Center. His art is also in a companion solo show.  His lively and colorful art leaps off the canvas to engage the viewer.  He has guided and influenced many Studio 4 artists.  The community of Evanston and the greater Chicagoland area serve as a great source of inspiration to add to his palette. His work includes painting, printmaking, and photography.  His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University.  Geary’s art will be on display in the Mills-Groninger gallery section of CornerStone.

The Hyde Park Connection and solo shows will be on view from July 5 to September 5 with an opening reception on Friday, July 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM.  The reception is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Many of the artists will be present to engage the public and answer questions.  Exhibiting artists include: Bo Brown, Gloria Carrig, David Anthony Geary, Jean Hester, Lisa Jenschke, Heather LaRiviere, Ted Micheletti, Randall Miller, Carolyn Pereira, Darrell Roberts,Leon Sarantos, and Donna Terry.

CornerStone Art Gallery.  CornerStone Art Gallery is located in the Centier Bank Building at 1500 119th Street in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana. The gallery is in Northwest Indiana, about a 30 minute drive from Chicago.  Enter the gallery via the New York Avenue entrance on the west side of the building.  Gallery hours are: 9 to 5 weekdays and 9 to noon Saturday. The center is organized by the 119th Street Artists, a non-profit group that seeks to bring an appreciation of the fine arts to people in all walks of life and to provide support and encouragement to Midwestern artists.  The website is at  http://www.119streetartists.org/

Contact   For more information about this event contact:  Leon Sarantos, email  leon.sarantos@gmail.com   Phone:  773 288 1944.

For more information about my art visit  http://www.leonsarantosartist.com

 

 

 

South Lake Artist’s Co-op 4TH Anniversary Group Show

4th anniversary show at Paul Henry'sThe South Lake Artist’s Co-op 4TH Anniversary Group Show at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery will feature art by 25 Midwest artists, with several artists creating live in the gallery with music.   

Where:  Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is located at 416 Sibley Street, Hammond, Indiana.

When:  Reception is this Saturday, November 9th, 1-8 PM.  The exhibit will continue through the New Year.

MUSIC TOO.  As gallerist, David Mueller says:  “Not only will you be treated to seeing the spectacular work of the members of our group adorning the walls, there will actually be artists there LIVE working in front of your very eyes …. we will also enjoy the amazing musical stylings of Mario Zavala, Mark Biegel’s Cool Wind Jazz Band, The Brave Day, Jeff Martinez, Cleo Michelle Kifer Milan, amongst others!!!

FOOD DRIVE & BENEFIT …  Also we will be collecting donations for a food drive and will be producing a collaborative painting that will be part of a silent auction to benefit The National Autism Association of Northwest Indiana.  All of the art created during the show will be part of a silent auction for which the bids will be begin to be taken on the day of show, while the work is in the process of being produced!!!! 10% of each work will go to The National Autism Association of Northwest Indiana, 10% will go to Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, and 80% will go to the artist. The artist, if she or he desires, can increase the amount that can be donated. The final auction will be held on the day of the Closing Reception for the show with the completed art, which will be in January at a date to be announced later.”

Musical Lineup

1-3 Mario Zavala

3-5 Mark Biegel’s Cool Wind Jazz Band

5-6 Cleo “Michelle” Milan – Pianist

6-7 The Brave Day

7-8 Jeff Martinez

Live Artists

Paul Benninghoff, Dawn Diamantopoulos, Leslie Mason, Chris Guzman (of Guzman Gloves LLC.), Shelley Hermes, Al Castor, Gary Price, Brabant Lenting and Ryan Matijevich (of The Brabantijevich Art Revolution)

Exhibiting Artists

Larry Brechner, John Brudek, Sal Cambell, Nicholas Cialdella, Dawn Diamantopoulos, Christian Diaz, Carol Estes, Brenda Farris, Thomas Frank, Shelley Hermes, Jen Jackson, William Kazak, Leslie Lambert, Mike Lewandowski, Amanda Lininger, Max Perez, Jayde Petersen, Bryan Pirosko, Gary Price, Leon Sarantos, John Stephens, Rick Therrio, Jenn Thompson, Carla Winterbottom, Ken Wolak.

We hope to see you there.

Link

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Henrys-Art-Gallery/184404196644