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/

Best Kept Secrets

Best Kept Secrets 2014

A part of Chicago Artists Month 2014…

Best Kept Secrets

is a group exhibition celebrating the creative and impressive artwork of emerging or unknown artists around the Chicago land area.

Opening Reception is Saturday October 25th, 2014
6pm – 9pm


One Stop Productions
340 North Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60607
(on the corner of Ogden and Carroll)

It will be a night of amazing music, delicious food, and outstanding art!

Admission is Free!

Contact is…

Angie Redmond
(708) 646 – 8589

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-Kept-Secrets-_-Emerging-Artists-Exhibition/234426036709869

Victorian Graffics

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Chicago Artist Month 2014 Featured Artist

Victorian Graffics
Art Exhibition
On CTA Ashland/Lake Historic Train Station


The art will depict scenes from the CTA Ashland/Lake Historic Train Station. The station was bulid in Queen Anne Style architecture in 1892, and still remains from that time period.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)

CTA Ashland/Lake Train Station
Ashland Ave and Lake Street
Phone: 312.681.4183



This series is a juxtaposition of vintage and modern. The Historic Ashland Green Line Train Station was built in 1892 for the Lake Street Elevated Railroad.

Designed in a Queen Anne style with a Victorian Gothic influence. Cupolas, finials, wood trim, ornate railings, and diamond patterns are throughout the station.

The art is visually graphic, and depicts various photographic views with Victorian details from the train station. Mediums used are correction tape, spray enamel and plywood.

Since 2002 I have used correction tape as a medium to create ultra modern graphic art.

9th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition at Morpho Gallery

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Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce its 9th annual juried photo exhibition. This exhibition features the work of nineteen photographers from around the country.

John Morrison is a Commercial and Fine Art photographer, currently living and working in Chicago. Originally from NJ, John cut his teeth as an assistant, first in New York City, and then, later, in Chicago, including 15 years running his own commercial studio in Chicago, John’s career currently spans 30 years of work as a free-lance and stock photographer. Additionally for the last 20 of those years, John has been teaching advanced lighting and shooting classes, as a part-time faculty member, in the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department. Over the last four years, John has also served as Coordinator for Columbia’s Photography Dept. Internship Program, bringing his years of knowledge and experience to bear in helping students to begin, and advance their careers.

John’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Polaroid Corporation, and several other corporate as well as many private collections. John Morrison has selected the following artists to exhibit:

Jeff Edwards, Brett Stoddart, Mike Callaghan, Paul Ponticell, Kathleen Ellen Marshall, Glen Gross, Cora Jacobs, James Richards, Doug Haight, Ranran Fan, Gail Marquardt, Klaus Knoll, Martha Kubica, Max Cozzi, Rebecca Power, Rachel Cain, Pia Laipert, and Marydorsey Wanless

Winner(s) from this exhibition will be announced at the opening night reception. The winner(s) will then participate in October 2014 exhibition at Morpho Gallery during Chicago Artists Month.

About Morpho Gallery:

Morpho Gallery prides itself in seeking talented artists who are on the cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, we offer infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. Morpho Gallery also offers leasing packages at affordable rates to groups and individuals who wish to stage their own shows.

Website: morphogallery.com

Siobhan Leonard: Capture Community Project

Roman Susan Press Release - Capture Community Project with Siobhan Leonard #1

Rogers Park Art Space
1224 W. Loyola Avenue, Chicago 60626
romansusan.org | (773) 270-1224

Siobhan Leonard: Capture Community Project
October 6, 2013 – October 26, 2013

Public Drawing: October 6 – October 20
Monday-Friday 3 pm to 6 pm | Weekends 12 pm to 4 pm
Gallery Hours: October 23 – 25 from 3 pm to 6 pm
Closing Event: October 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Siobhan Leonard’s art education career began teaching film to children at a summer camp. As an experiment, she implemented stop-motion animation into the curriculum. The simple role of drawing was key as students created pictures, frame by frame, and assembled the many images into a short film. This experiment made Leonard realize just how much freedom there is in drawing and how uniquely different each person draws.

In a city that is so vast and separate, Leonard will expand this project into a Chicago-wide initiative. She will cover rooms in paper and invite community members to draw on the walls as she takes pictures and animates the process. Each neighborhood will have their own version and she will string each community’s images together into one film. The final piece will be a unique rendering of Chicago’s cultural demographics. She will begin this ongoing project at Roman Susan in Rogers Park.

Capture Community Project at Roman Susan is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Sign up to contribute your drawing today: http://romansusan.org/capture