Member’s Show at Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery, July 11 to September 2, Reception July 16

Painting & Photo of Architecture by Leon Sarantos at Member’s Show at Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery

Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery

After being in two curated exhibits with 119th Street Artists at Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery, I decided to join the group. I’ve been impressed with the quality of the art and am in the Member’s Show this summer from July 11 to September 2. The opening reception is this Saturday, July 16, from 9 AM until Noon. The Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery is in the Centier Bank building at 1500 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana, and the exhibit can be seen during bank hours.

Architectural Artwork

For this exhibit I’m displaying my art that focuses on architecture. I’m an architect, as well as an artist, so architecture holds a special interest for me. In my painting, Chateau at Dusk, the grey and black tones of the chateau are softened by the gold light spilling from its windows. The sunset sky at dusk shades from yellow, pale green, and purple, to blue. The sunset is reflected in the river below. Built during the Romantic period in 1515, the chateau of Azay-le-Rideau is among the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture in the Loire valley. It exemplifies the traditional French chateau, with its high roofs, turrets, rows of windows, and symmetry.

Chateau at Dusk

I have also been  been painting a series of cityscapes of the University of Chicago quadrangle, most recently Cobb Hall.  I usually take a lot of photos in preparing to paint and decided to experiment using light and color variations of these photos.  My giclee print, Cobb Hall Lamp With Ivy, was one of the results.

Cobb Hall Lamp With Ivy

Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery is located 20 minutes outside of Chicago in NW Indiana in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana.  In addition to the Member’s Show in the Main Gallery;  there is also a silent auction in Gallery 2.  The opening reception is this Saturday, July 16, from 9 AM until Noon.  Hope to see you there.


119th Street Artists

Website:  Leon Sarantos