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Exhibition By Chicago Alliance Of Visual Artists, Reception Sunday 4/1, 2-5PM

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit


Infrastructure Madness, Calumet River & 95th Street, Chicago, on display with Chicago Alliance Of Visual Artists

Opening Reception for Chicago Alliance Of Visual Artists

You’re invited to our Spring Members Show at  the Old Town Arts Center:  Leslie Wolfe Gallery.

When: We hope you will join us for the Artists’ Reception on this Sunday afternoon April 2, from 2 to 5 PM.  The exhibit continues until May 12.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Come and enjoy this exciting show.  

What:  The Spring Members Show is the annual exhibit featuring the best recent works by the Chicago Alliance Of Visual Artists (CAVA) members.  The works are in a range of media, from oil paintings to photography.   

This show was curated by the Old Town Triangle Association (OTTA) and CAVA member Norman Baugher. The show’s jurors are Peter Le Grand, Professor Emeritus of Photography, Columbia College Chicago; and Joe Taylor, Faculty at Wright College Chicago and OTTA.


Where:   The exhibit is at the Old Town Arts Center, in the Leslie Wolfe Gallery at 1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago IL.  The Old Town Art Center is in the heart of The Old Town Triangle Historic District and artistic community. The Leslie Wolfe Gallery is handicapped accessible, located between Willow St & Menomonee St.

About The Leslie Wolfe Gallery

The Leslie Wolfe Gallery, Old Town Arts Center, is sponsored by the Old Town Triangle Association (OTTA).  The Center’s mission is to promote cultural enrichment in the community.  The Center offers juried month-long exhibitions to Chicago area artists or groups of artists.  The Center also offers art instruction in two dimensional media taught by professional artists.

About My Photo: Infrastructure Madness at the Calumet River

Many kinds of bridges were built along the Calumet River since its development in the 1860s. Since land and water traffic both needed throughways, this has meant the design of movable bridges. Land traffic was halted when ships needed to clear the bridge area. The Chicago Skyway in the background was built to be a shortcut from State Street in Chicago to the steel mills on the Southeast border with Indiana.

Transformation Is true of this region on a symbolic level as well as being my artistic media. The vibrant colors in my photos represent the vital role this industrial hub played in developing the Calumet region. This art is from my series, Steel Giants Of The Heartland. Recently displayed at the Bernard Gallery in Indiana.


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