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.

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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

Art By Leon Sarantos In Juried Artistic License Exhibit: Studio 659

C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago C-Shop, Coffee Shop At UChicago  

 Artistic License Exhibit At Studio 659

This cityscape by Leon Sarantos, C-Shop, Coffee Shop At UChicago, is on display in the “Artistic License” exhibit at Studio 659, Indiana, until November 30th.  Indiana artist and art professor, Lou Shields,is this year’s juror.  Artists were invited to use artistic license in selecting the best of their art, and applied from across the country.

Opening Reception is on this Friday, November 8, 7-9PM.  Prizes and awards will be given in the first hour.

The C-Shop painting is from a series of cityscapes of the Main Quadrangle on the University of Chicago campus. Leon describes the development of his UChicago art:  “I’ve lived in Hyde Park for many years now and have enjoyed walking through the campus, picnicking at Botany Pond, and having a hot cup of coffee at the C-Shop on a winter’s day.  I’m also an architect and my paintings are inspired by the beauty of the Gothic Revival architecture in the Main Quadrangle.  In my art I see the architecture as symbolizing the conservative traditions and stable framework of the university. In contrast change is symbolized by the life and vibrancy of the student population, illustrated with their multiple electronic devices, backpacks, and diversity.”

Preacher Man

 Preacher Man  

His second artwork that was accepted for the exhibit, Preacher Man, is a figurative painting that combines both abstract and realistic approaches.  In this artwork, he uses high contrasts of light and dark to present a quickly readable abstract pattern, which in turn contains realistic details and modeling in the shaded and highlighted areas.

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.

Hours of Operation:  Thursday & Friday – Noon – 7 pm;  Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm.

Links

Studio 659 http://www.studio659.org/

C-Shop, Coffee Shop At UChicago, details http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art/c-shop-coffee-shop-at-university-of-chicago/

Preacher Man, details http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art/preacher-man/

Reception: Networks Exhibit By Leon Sarantos

Networks Exhibit At CornerStone Art Gallery

Abstract art by Leon Sarantos

Abstract art by Leon Sarantos

 Loopy Llama

New paintings from Leon Sarantos’ Networks series are on display at CornerStone Art Gallery.

When:  Opening reception this Friday, October 11, 6-8:30, the exhibit continues until November 15th.

Where:  CornerStone Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the Centier Bank Building at 1500 119th Street in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana. The Networks Exhibit is in the East Gallery – about 30 minutes outside of Chicago in NW Indiana.

What:  Networks & Other Works.  Leon describes his new abstract art which explores the theme of networks.  “In this series, I use painted networks to create a single result from its many individual lines. Just as a social network of thousands and thousands of individuals creates a phenomena, such as making Justin Bieber an instant star, or stirring an outpouring of money to fight hunger in Bangladesh, or fomenting a  revolution in Tunisia, I use a network of random lines that all join together to create an unexpected result, or in my case, a surprise image.  I start by applying swatches of color to the canvas in a random but controlled composition.  Then, using a single color, I start outlining these swatches. Eventually, a figure or scene starts to emerge as the lines are laid in, just as a social network starts to take on a life of its own to create its final phenomena.  Like reading a Rorschach inkblot, my subconscious offers up a recognizable shape or scene from the materializing network.  In this process, my painting Loopy Llama, evolved.”  He will be displaying art from other genres as well.

Replay Exhibit:  Brenda Farris, sculptor, is also displaying her art In the Center Gallery at CornerStone. In her Replay exhibit all the artwork is upcycled and has at least 80% recycled materials in it.

Tweet, by Brenda Farris

Tweet, by Brenda Farris

Whiting ArtWalk is also this Friday.  This event involves Arts Alive, 119th  Street Artists and Studio 659. Artists will display artwork in storefronts along 119th Street between CornerStone Art Gallery and Studio 659.  Studio 659 will be open until 7 pm;  the current exhibit at Studio 659 is the Day Of The Dead show.

About CornerStone Art Gallery.  Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery is located about 30 minutes outside of Chicago in NW Indiana in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana.  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.

Links

More Abstract Art by Leon Sarantos:   http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art-gallery/abstract-and-non-objective-paintings/

BS Farris, Artist:  http://www.facebook.com/brenda.farris.129

Cornerstone Art Center and Gallery: http://www.119streetartists.org/

Studio 659:  http://studio659.org/

It’s A Mad World At Union Street Gallery! Opening Reception Friday March 8

Organic Creatures Taking the White House Tour

Organic Creatures Taking The White House Tour, by Leon Sarantos

The “Mad World”, National Juried Exhibit is at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights. The opening reception will be on Friday, March 8th, 6-9PM.  The juror for this exhibit is Natalie Domchenko (Director: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago).  The Mad World exhibit will feature art that is absurd, surreal, and simply MAD!  Mad World will display art by 34 artists from 11 different states. Some of the art on exhibit depicts bizarre or imagined worlds, crazy structures not bound by the laws of the gravity, whimsical inventions, and strangely absurd scenarios that appear to be straight out of fantasy or science fiction!

“Mad World” will be on display from March 6 to April 6 with the opening reception on Friday March 8th, 6-9pm. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Patrons will enjoy complimentary wine and food while they explore this strange and beautiful exhibit. Union Street Gallery located at 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

Exhibiting artists include:  
Bruce Alves, Charmaine Banach, Ho Baron, Jesse Berlin, Christina Chavira, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Karen De Pirro, June Finnegan, Shelly Hokanson,  Anders Johnson, Mark Kennedy, Sarah Krupp, Michael McNicholas, Jenny Meyer, Joe Milosevich, Jennifer Moore, Chris Motley, Lucy Mueller, Erinn Nordeman, Erik Ohrn, Shane Rodems, Stephan Roll, Don Sala, Leon Sarantos, David Simcik, Carrie Spencer, Nathan Taves, Colin Thomas, Jason Walker, Amanda Wood, Jee Yoon, Fotios  Zemenides , John Zilewicz.

For more information visit the website www.unionstreetgallery.org, or call 708-754-2601.

To see more abstract art by Leon Sarantos
check out:
http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art-gallery/abstract-and-non-objective-paintings/