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Ordinary Things Exhibit Continues Until July 6 At Studio 659

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit


Still Life of Blue and Green Bottles – Tempera & watercolor on paper, H  12 X W 14 inches, Price: $120.

This is the last week to see the Ordinary Things Exhibit at Studio 659 until July 6.  My art, Still Life of Blue and Green Bottles, is on display, along with many engaging artworks from several talented Midwest artists.  Exhibiting artists include: Myra Veazquez, Paul Benninghoff, Sarah Benning, Kellie Lachata, Brian Harmon, Tony Lipka, Mike Lewandowski,  Carol Estes, and Leon Sarantos.


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.  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.





Website:  Leon Sarantos

Opening reception photos:  Many Midwest regional artists attended our reception.