Waterspout on Bond Chapel Is a digitally altered photograph with intensified shades of green. It is on display at the South Side Impressions exhibit at Beverly Art Center. Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago was designed by Coolidge & Hodgdon (1925–26).. I’m an architect, as well as an artist, and I find inspiration in the beauty of the Gothic Revival architecture in the Main Quadrangle. This digital art was also displayed in a curated, international exhibit archived online, Digital Gothic: University of Chicago Cityscapes by Leon Sarantos at International Streaming Festival 6th Edition, December, 2011.
South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center
I am among the Chicago artists displaying their South Side Impressions at the Beverly Art Center, throughout this March. Chicago, including the Hyde Park area, is a fascinating subject for Midwest regional artists. This exhibit showcases the diverse world of the South Side of Chicago. Artistic impressions reflect the people, place, culture and landmarks. The Beverly Art Center is at 2407 W. 111th Street (corner of 111th street and Western Avenue), about 20 minutes from the Loop in Chicago’s historic Beverly Hills and Morgan Park neighborhood.
Other Exhibiting artists: Gary Eckstein, Emma Grace Galvan, Brigit Goudie, Sierra D. Harris, Takiyah C. Harris, Valencia Hearon, Jack McCollam, Crystal A. McGrath, Fred Moss, Lindsay Sandbothe, Kyle Schneider, Pierre Seaton, Michelle Valenta, Robert P.Workman, and Regina Ziemann. The exhibit will be on display throughout March. If you are in town, hope you stop by.
Last year I was honored by receiving first prize at this annual exhibit for my painting, Botany Pond.
Botany Pond is one of a series of cityscape artworks, focusing on the Main Quadrangles at the University of Chicago campus. The traditional grey, stone Gothic buildings in the background contrast with the red, blue and green colors used to portray today’s students in the foreground. Botany Pond at the University of Chicago was originally built as an outdoor research lab by John Coulter, who was the first chair of the botany department at the university.
Another of my artworks at the exhibit is C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago
Beverly Art Center
More of my cityscape artworks:
Botany Pond was featured recently at Ink Well online magazine:
Digital Gothic: University of Chicago Cityscapes by Leon Saratos archived at the International Streaming Fesitval online exhibit
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