My Middle Age Freak Show

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Hello Friends! I’ve recently completed some big new work now available for sale at the State Street Gallery in the loop in Chicago! Last spring I was invited by curator, Jason Messinger, to participate in a group show in the theme of ‘Carnival’. Inspired by ‘circus side show’ banners, I merged my painting style with my sketchbook journal imagery and my own personal middle age ‘freak show’ story to produce a collection of 5 foot pieces! I’m excited for you to see them, and I would like to personally invite you to join us this Thursday, October 13th for theCrazy 8 Artists’ CarnivalOpening Receptionfrom 5-7:30. (Additional details below).

My Statement reveals all, you may be amused!

You can preview my other pieces here.

TRUTH TELLER

TRUTH TELLER Anne Leuck 48″x60″ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

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ARTISTS’ CARNIVAL

Eight Chicago artists with a wide range of techniques and a wild range of materials present their unique visions of the circus, carnival and festival!

Kass Copeland, Alan Emerson Hicks, IZZO, Anne Leuck, Edward Master, Jason Messinger, Anthony Stagg, Joey Wozniak

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 13th
5:00 – 7:30 pm

The opening reception is free and open to the public
Bring your friends and co-workers after work!
Downtown Chicago, across from the Harold Washington Library

State Street Gallery
401 South State Street, Chicago, IL
Entrance on Van Buren
Runs: Sep 26 – Dec 23, 2016
Gallery Hours: Mon – Thu, 10am – 6pm

Come Draw Your Heart Out June 11th!

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Draw Your Heart Out Workshop
Learn the Art of Keeping a Daily Sketchbook Journal

Draw out your happy, your sad and your demons…whatever is ricocheting in your brain, no matter how simple, small, silly, monumental (you can) draw it out and write it out….clear your mind. Learn to engage in creative play with words and images on a daily basis via your sketchbook journal.

Where:         Anne’s Ravenswood Studio: *5014 N. Hermitage, Unit WS

When:          Thursday, June 11th, 7-10 pm

Fee:              $48 includes 3 hour workshop +  all materials

Sounds great, please SIGN ME UP!

A chemist, an art director, a printmaker...

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My first official Draw Your Heart Out Workshop was great fun! Stay tuned for upcoming dates in May and throughout the summer.

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Are you ready to Draw Your Heart Out?

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Draw Your Heart Out Workshop
Learn the Art of Keeping a Daily Sketchbook Journal

Draw out your happy, your sad and your demons…whatever is ricocheting in your brain, no matter how simple, small, silly, monumental (you can) draw it out and write it out….clear your mind. Learn to engage in creative play with words and images on a daily basis via your sketchbook journal.

  • Where:         Anne’s Ravenswood Studio: 5014 N. Hermitage, Unit WS
  • When:          Saturday, April 25th, 2-5pm
  • Fee:              $48 includes 3 hour workshop +  sketchbook + pen

Sign Me Up! Choose from a soft or hard cover sketchbook:

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Since 2001, Anne Leuck Feldhaus has used her sketchbook to chronicle her daily life, she has filled more than 30 volumes over the years. This three-hour workshop will help you learn to establish a similar practice.

Additional Details:

  • Limited to 6 Students (all artistic levels are welcomed)
  • BYOB Feel free to bring your own beverage, water will be provided.
  • All materials are provided, including a sketchbook to take home—though you’re encouraged to bring your favorite pens, markers or pencils.

“Journaling, I believe, is a practice that teaches us better than any other the elusive art of solitude — how to be present with our own selves, bear witness to our experience, and fully inhabit our inner lives.”   – Maria Popova

“May I recommend a workshop that will change your studio practice and life itself? Anne is an artist who communicates with drawing and HEART like no one I know.” – Laura Nugentsbooks

 

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Draw Your Heart on April 25th!

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Bigger, better, sweeter...

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** PET PORTRAIT VALENTINE SPECIAL**
– FREE SIZE UPGRADE –

18×18 PERSONALIZED PORTRAIT
Laminated Print or Stretched Canvas for $150
savings of $100

18×18 FULL CUSTOM PORTRAIT
Laminated Print or Stretched Canvas for $300
savings of $100

Order by FEBRUARY 11th for Guaranteed Delivery of a Gift Announcement  featuring your Pet’s Personalized or Custom Portrait
**Final Print delivery will be March/April 2015

Come Toast the Season with Me!

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HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO SALE!
5014 N. Hermitage Unit WS
come to the North Gate Entrance – do NOT enter the courtyard –
 
Friday, December 19th 6-10pm
Saturday, December 20th Noon-6pm
 
Please join me for my final event of the year! Come and toast the season with a libation and some special tasty treats. Dogs are welcome!

SUPER DEALS on PAINTINGS! Message me if you can not attend and are interested in Sale Pricing for Pieces on my website. Also year end prices on prints, cards, ceramic ornaments, tiles, bowls and more.

OOAK Show...always a pleasure!

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We Love Kids N Dogs!

kidsndogsI’m so excited to tell you about my new partnership with We Love Kids N Dogs and Neeman Barkus, based in Okemos, Michigan. We met at the Windy City Pet Expo back in July, they were exhibiting with their new Poochie Bowl, a genius invention inspired by their dearly departed Basset Hound, Scooter – it’s oval shaped so those long ears don’t get in the bowl – ‘the dry ear’ bowl! We’ve discussed some exciting possibilities for 2015…stay tuned! And if you live near the Meridian Mall in Okemos, get over there – their current Basset, Dudley, is often working at the store, I know he would love to meet you!
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New! Sketchbook Journaling Workshops!

I’m thrilled to announce that you can now sign up via Sidetour to take my new 3 hour workshop Sketchbook Journaling About Your Pet it’s being offered Sept. 10, 14, 16 or 20 so you can pick from a weekday evening or a weekend afternoon. Since 2001, I’ve used my sketchbooks to chronicle my daily life and so many of those crazy and sweet memories included my pets. This three-hour workshop will help you do the same. You will learn to create a journal honoring a current pet, or as a memorial for a furry friend from the past. Follow this link for all the sign up details and to enroll. I would love for you to join me, please share with your other pet loving friends! Screen shot 2014-09-03 at 8.42.19 PM