WHO: Out of Site Chicago Performance Art Series

Director: Carron Little (http://outofsitechicago.org/)
WHAT: UK Artist Robin Deacon Heads Second Session of On Occasion: A Monthly Think Tank on Public Performance
WHERE: The Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Room, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: “L” Train: Brown, Green, Pink, Orange Line to Randolph & Wabash, Red line to Washington. CTA Bus: 3, 4, 14, 26, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151.

Out of Site Chicago presents the second session of On Occasion: A Monthly Think Tank on Public Performance, Saturday January 24, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Garland Room, Chicago Cultural Center.  The guest speaker is Robin Deacon. On Occasion is a mini-symposia series that tackles issues surrounding public performance and its public perception, examining the diverse forms of public performance and why it is a vital part of the fabric of our city.

Robin Deacon (born 1973 Eastbourne, England) is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in the UK. Working since the early 1990’s, much of his work encompasses live performance with a series of performed lectures that have explored journalistic and documentary approaches to arts practice. His performances and videos have been presented in the UK and internationally in venues such as The ICA, London (1996), The Young Vic, London (2000), CCCB, Barcelona (2006), Tanzquartier Wein, Vienna (2007) and the Centre d’art Scenique Contemporain Lausanne, Switzerland (2009). He has also been artist in residence at Sophiensaele in Berlin (2005), Camden Arts Centre London (2006) and The Watermill Center, New York, USA (2009). His research in political biography led to a series of performances on the lives of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell (2004 – 08) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2005). He presented his lecture performance White Balance: A History of Video at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York in 2013. Recent projects include a documentary film on the life of late US performance artist Stuart Sherman, which had its premiere screening in 2013 in association with The Whitney Museum and Performa, and screened at the Tate in fall 2014. Deacon is currently Associate Professor in Performance at SAIC.

After the guest speaker’s presentation, symposia attendees will break off into workshop/discussion groups.
This event is free and open to the public.


Saturday January 24, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm–Robin Deacon
Saturday February 21, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm—Melissa Potter
Saturday March 21, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm–Joanna Matuszak
Saturday April  25, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Michael Rohd

Out of Site Chicago is a performance art series that curates unexpected encounters in public spaces. We support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Based in the Wicker Park-Bucktown neighborhood, our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone, facilitating work that brings joy and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives.

Support for this project was provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administrated grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Robin Deacon

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Chicago’s Largest Underground Art Show

8p – 2a

– Over 75 Emerging Artists Exhibiting
– Live Body Painting
– All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Bar
– Live Art Battle!!!
– Live Audio & Visual Performances
-$5 Cover
-21+ Event

Reggies Live
2109 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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***ANYONE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING ART please visit our website: www.pancakesandbooze.com/submit-your-artwork

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!


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

abstract mosaic

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.


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:


SUMMER SHORTS – Call for Entries


SUMMER SHORTS is an intimate sideyard screening and reading to highlight local artists and celebrate alternative spaces for experiencing art. Transforming the sideyard into a small theater, we aim to show the work of artists using animation, video, or film as a means for experimentation and feature writers who also play with the short form, pairing moving image with live reading.

Artists/Writers must currently reside in Chicago.

We’re looking for…

Animation/Video/Film SHORTS
Submit your moving picture work of all genres – animation, video, or film.
Submissions can be seconds short or up to 8 minutes in length. Artists working outside their usual practice in these media are also encouraged to apply.
Works will be projected onto a large screen, so good resolution is important.

Writing SHORTS
Submit your very best fiction, poetry, or non-fiction for consideration.
In keeping with the theme, we encourage writers to send in their short writings:  micro-stories and flash fiction, approximately 8 minutes or less if read out loud.
If accepted, you will read your work live, so be prepared to perform.

Send an email to summershortschicago@gmail.com with subject line “Summer Shorts” and either “Writing” or “Video” depending on what you are submitting.

Include a link to your video (URL to vimeo, youtube, or your own site) or attach your writing submission.

In the body of the email, include:
Your Name / Collaborators
Contact Info (email address and phone)
Title of Submission
Length of Submission
Brief Description of Work

Accepted artists/writers will be notified by July 15.

For questions, contact summershortschicago@gmail.com