South Side Impressions

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C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago, 2911 Oil On Canvas W 30 X H 24 © Leon Sarantos
South Side Impressions
Curated by: Carla Winterbottom

2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
March 1st, 2012 - March 31st, 2012
Opening: March 1st, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Cityscape Art by Leon Sarantos: South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center,
Reception March 18, 1-3PM

South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center

Leon Sarantos is among the Chicago artists displaying their South Side Impressions at the Beverly Art Center, throughout this March.  His cityscape painting, C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago, portrays a scene from a favorite hangout on the University of Chicago campus. 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. The reception  is in the Atrium Gallery, this Sunday, March 18, 1-3 PM.

Other Exhibiting artists
include 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, Regina Ziemann.  The exhibit will be on display throughout March.  

C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago

The C-Shop painting by Leon Sarantos
is part of a series of artworks featuring the University of Chicago campus. Mr.Sarantos is a architect, as well as an artist, and his 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.

Beverly Art Center

Artists and art fans of Chicago art can visit 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.  773-445-3838

About Artist Leon Sarantos

Leon Sarantos originally grew up in the Midwest and currently lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree in the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan. After moving to Chicago, Leon continued his work in architecture and art, and began his studies in figure paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited his work extensively in solo and group art shows on a national basis. His website is: