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Find Paintings of the University of Chicago Quadrangle at: Beverly Art Center Exhibit South Side Impressions & Bridgeport Art Center Exhibit Vision Becomes Reality – March 2011

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit

Beverly Art Center: South Side Impressions Exhibit


University of Chicago Cityscape Paintings 

My cityscape paintings of the University of Chicago Quadrangle are on display at both the Beverly Arts Center and the Bridgeport Art Center this March.  These oil paintings contrast the enduring beauty of the traditional Gothic Revival architecture of the University of Chicago to the vibrant diversity of its modern students.  I outline the buildings in dark colors to portray the structure of the campus architecture;  the students are painted in bright colors in the foreground.  Paintings of Botany Pond and Gargoyle Overlooking Hull Court are part of a group exhibit and competition, South Side Impressions at the Beverly Art Center, until March 31.  
Botany Pond

Gargoyle Overlooking Hull Court
Chicago, including the Hyde Park area, is a fascinating subject for Midwest regional artists.  This exhibit showcases the fascinating and diverse world of the South Side of Chicago.  Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on March 12, 2011 during the South Side Irish Family Fest at 2407 W. 111th Street (corner of 111th street and Western Avenue), about 20 minutes from the Loop in Chicago’s historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood.  Paintings are available for purchase, part of the sales benefit the Beverly Art Center.

Vision Becomes Reality Exhibit – Bridgeport Art Center


I am also displaying Bond Chapel as an invited guest artist with the Artists of EastBank at the Bridgeport Art Center for the Vision Becomes Reality Exhibit.  
Bond Chapel

The Vision Becomes Reality exhibit continues until Friday, March 25th and is at 1200 West 35th Street in Chicago.  The focus of the exhibit is to see how each artist’s ideas and inspirations evolve into a finished work of art.  Those interested in attending be sure to go to the entrance and free parking on the North side of the building off of Racine Avenue. For art center hours, call (773) 247-3000.   Paintings are available for purchase.