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Find my paintings, Woman Wading in Barra de Navidad, and Pleased Young Girl, at the Happiness Happens exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana, August 15 to September 24

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit
New Exhibit:  Happiness Happens

August is a very active month for my art exhibits this summer.  The Happiness Happens exhibit at Studio 659 is a curated group show from August 15 to September 24, 2011.  The opening reception is on Friday, August 15, from 7 to 9 PM.  Studio 659 is located 20 minutes outside of Chicago in NW Indiana in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana at 1413 119th Street.  The theme, of course, is what makes you happy?  Artists are exhibiting their expressions of happiness, joy, elation or whatever expresses “feel-good vibes” in their artwork.

My paintings for the exhibit are Woman Wading in Barra de Navidad, and Pleased Young Girl.

Woman Wading in Barra de Navidad
Woman Wading in Barra de Navidad is a peaceful, seascape painting of a Mexican woman wearing an orange sun dress wading in the aqua water, with the sun-lit yellow sky in the background.  It is the custom of the women in Barra de Navidad to bathe in the sea in the afternoon.  Barra is a small coastal village North of Manzanillo where I enjoyed combining art and travel.

Pleased Young Girl

Pleased Young Girl is a portrait of a young girl smiling. In this painting I experimented with combining elements of expressionism and representational art.

The opening reception is is on Friday, August 15, from 7 to 9 PM.  Hope you can come and visit.

Fine Art Prints by Leon Sarantos at Imagekind

Other August Exhibits

Member’s Show

, Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting, Indiana.  July – August, 2011.  Several of my artworks are on exhibit, including my oil painting, Chateau at Dusk, and a giclee print of my fine art photo, Cobb Hall Lamp With Ivy.


Real People, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois.  August – September, 2011.  Juried National Exhibit.  Figurative art.  My painting, Youthful Thoughts, is on display.