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My Still Life Art in Ordinary Things Exhibit At Studio 659, June, 2013

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit

Apples, Grapes and Vases on Blue Cloth


My painting, Apples, Grapes and Vases on Blue Cloth, is on display in  the “Ordinary Things” exhibit at Studio 659, Indiana until July 6.  (Oil on canvas, H 30 X W 36 inches, $260).


Ordinary Things Exhibit At Studio 659

In this exhibit, the art reminds us that what is ordinary in one life might not be ordinary in another.  Some artists have re-imagined “ordinary” in extraordinary ways.  Many Midwest regional artists will be in attendance at our reception, which is this Friday evening, June 7, from 7 to 9 PM.  The exhibit is curated by Dawn Diamantopoulos, a graduate of Pratt Institute.


A Little About Us – Studio 659

Studio 659 is an Art Studio in the heart of the historic downtown district of Whiting, Indiana at 1413 119th Street.  Located only 30 minutes from Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, Studio 659 is not only an art gallery but a studio which offers classes to youth and adults as well as puts on live music events, book signings and more.The Studio is headed by the Whiting Arts Council which was a brainchild of Mayor Joe Stahura.  The Council is made up of representatives from all of Whiting’s artistic organizations including: Whiting Lakefront Symphony, Marian Theatre Guild, Arts Alive!, 119th Street. Artists, Calumet College, Whiting High School’s Art Department as well as at-large members of the community who have art backgrounds.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday & Friday – Noon – 7 pm

Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm.



Apples, Grapes and Vases on Blue Cloth, details

My Previous exhibits at Studio 659

Mexican RoadTrip, in Road Trip Exhibit




I have often combined my love of travel with painting, but few places are as beautiful and hospitable as Barra de Navidad, a coastal village on the western shore of Mexico where the small local population mingles with tourists and artists.  While visiting Barra the vibrant tropical colors inspired my non-objective painting, Mexican RoadtTrip.

Road Trip Exhibit, details


Cowgirl With Guitar, In Americana Exhibit




In this stylized painting the cowgirl and her guitar are painted in a representational manner, while the background is geometric and abstract. This painting is part of my abstract realism series.

Americana Exhibit, details


Pleased Young Girl, in Happiness Happens Exhibit


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

Happiness Happens Exhibit, details



Studio 659

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