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/

Leon Sarantos Cityscapes, South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Reception this March 18, 1-3PM

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 C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago

 South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center

My painting, C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago, is part of a group exhibit and competition, South Side Impressions at the Beverly Art Center, throughout this March.  Chicago, including the Hyde Park area, is a fascinating subject for Midwest regional artists.  This exhibit showcases the diverse world of the South Side of Chicago.  Artistic impressions reflect the people, place, culture and landmarks.

Reception: Atrium Gallery, Sunday, March 18, 1-3 PM

The Beverly Art Center is at  2407 W. 111th Street (corner of 111th street and Western Avenue), about 20 minutes from the Loop in Chicago’s historic Beverly Hills and Morgan Park neighborhood.  The reception will be at the Atrium Gallery this Sunday, March 18, from 1-3 PM.  Other Exhibiting artists: Gary Eckstein, Emma Grace Galvan, Brigit Goudie, Sierra D. Harris, Takiyah C. Harris, Valencia Hearon, Jack McCollam, Crystal A. McGrath, Fred Moss, Lindsay Sandbothe, Kyle Schneider, Pierre Seaton, Michelle Valenta, Robert P.Workman, and Regina Ziemann.  The exhibit will be on display throughout March.   If you are in town, hope you stop by.

C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago

The C-Shop painting is part of a series of cityscapes of the Main Quadrangles on the University of Chicago campus. 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.  The strong, stone buildings symbolize the enduring conservative traditions and stable framework of the university. In contrast, change is symbolized by the life and vibrancy of the ever-changing student population, illustrated with their multiple electronic devices, backpacks, and diversity.  Last year I was honored by receiving first prize at the 2011 South Side Impressions exhibit for my painting, Botany Pond.

Botany Pond

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Another current exhibit: As They Like It: Chicago Artists Visualize Shakespeare

Another current exhibit at the Beverly Art Center is well worth the visit, As They Like It: Chicago Artists Visualize Shakespeare, continues until April 1.  This group exhibit includes more than 35 artists using diverse mediums to interpret Shakespeare — his characters, plays, or sonnets.  Exhibiting artists: Rene Arceo, Jose Agustin Andreu, Tim Arroyo, Sharon Bladholm, Keith Brownlee, Mario Castillo, Laura Coyle, Michael Ferris, Chris Flynn, Jonathan Franklin, Anne Farley Gaines, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Sergio Gomez, Fletcher Hayes, Alan Emerson Hicks, Preston Jackson, Robert Kameczura, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Richard Laurent, Diane Levesque, Carron Little, James Mesple, Geoffrey Novelli, Christina O’Connor, Joyce Owens, Mary Patton, Corinne Peterson, Tom Scarff, Charlotte Segal, Beth Shadur, Steven Sherrell, Eleanor Speiss-Ferris, Michelle Stutts, Frank Tumino, Maureen Warren, Kathy Weaver, Marzena Ziejka, and Jill Zylke.

Links

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

Botany Pond
http://www.beverlyartcenter.org/

Beverly Art Center
http://www.beverlyartcenter.org/

More cityscape artworks:
http://www.leonsarantosartist.com/art-gallery/recent-artwork-cityscapes/

Botany Pond was featured recently at Ink Well online magazine:
http://www.inkwellmag.com/post/18378837124/vol-7-leon-sarantos-botany-pond

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