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

17 New Pet Portrait Orders...26 tails in all!

ooakpanaThank you One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago! Met so many lovely folks, wait until you see all their adorable pups and kitties…I better get to work ūüôā

BIG DOGS, and a few kitties on walls...

Last week we did the BIG ART install at Pets First Chicago…it turned out GREAT! After meeting with Dr. C (Chitra Natarajan), I designed a 3 piece triptych for behind the check in counter and then window decal art for the lobby and foyer areas. Many of the pets in the artwork belong to staff that work at the clinic, as well as Dr. C’s pets – and, of course, we wanted to include the Chicago skyline and doggie beach. I look forward to doing more of these kinds of jobs, please share my info with any veterinarians or pet businesses that you think might benefit by adding some fun colorful artwork to their spaces. I can work with folks anywhere in the country.

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Another chance to Draw Your Heart Out!

SQ7.29.15We had a great Sketchbook Journaling Workshop on July 8th, all these ladies lovely artists and included in them a hair stylist, a college student, a real estate broker, and a teacher. It was big fun and the time flew by! I’m happy to announce I’m offering another one in¬† my studio on Wednesday, July 29th – I hope you’ll join us! Details below.

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DRAW YOUR HEART OUT: 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‚Äôs Ravenswood Studio: *5014 N. Hermitage, Unit WS
  • When:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Wednesday, July 29th, 7-10 pm
  • Fee:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $48 includes 3 hour workshop +¬† all materials

SIGN ME UP!

CHICAGO ART GIRLS spring pop-up!

My, Chicago Art Girl, Gal Pals and I have been working hard the last few months to bring you our best Spring Pop-up, yet! Over 40 Chicago artists will be exhibiting at our upcoming Spring show at¬†Bell Elementary School. It’s the perfect weekend to do some spring shopping and pick up those Mother’s Day gifts…plus we have FREE Parking & Food Trucks, you can shop & lunch:

Date: May 2 & 3 from 10AM to 5PM

Location: 3730 N. Oakley Avenue in Chicago

11012760_959432444091198_7645549118779956175_nThis is one of 2 Swag Baskets being Raffled off, all proceeds will benefit local charity: Sarah’s Circle.

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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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Straight from the dog's mouth!

A one of kind endorsement for my Custom Pet Portraits…thanks, Riggley!

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Some Holiday Gifts just can't wait...

chester72Bill ordered up this Pet Portrait of their adorable Flat Coated Retriever, Chester, to give John for the Holidays…sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Needless to say Christmas came early for John! JBI think Chester liked it, too!

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** Holiday Pet Portrait Deadlines are Fast Approaching **

ALF ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you’re on facebook you’ve probably already seen a gazillion of these…I did this instead:

Please watch this video after you watch mine: http://tinyurl.com/m4d76tp  You can donate to ALS research and help others, like Anthony Carbajal, here.
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Impound

I had a very quick, but lovely trip to the Northwest over the last week…sad and bad news when I arrived back in Chicago:

I would love some help finding copyright free music I can incorporate into my videos, feel free to share! As well as any editing tips you may have…this music didn’t really fit, but was ‘legal’.