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Here Comes the Sun

Artists support orphans in Ukraine

 

 

This exhibition features photographs printed on sheet metal of orphaned Ukrainian children and refugees by Ukrainian photographers Vera Blansh, Yuliya Bulgakova, Andriy Dubchak, Maks Levin, Grzegorz Litynski, Ruslan Lytvyn, and Anatolii Stepanov, along with paintings and mixed media images of Sunflowers by American artists and young artists from the Lincoln Terrace Art Studio & Gallery in Skokie, IL.   

 

The Sunflower represents the global symbol of resistance, unity and hope for the Ukrainian people. 

 

This exhibition is sponsored in part by SPARTAN SWORD, a federal non-profit that supports the mental health and well being of veterans and first responders; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

 

on Exhibition December 6, 2022

through January 21, 2023

 

Free Artists Reception:  Sun. Dec. 18, 2022 (noon - 2 pm)*

 

*Featuring Special Guest Performance by Musician Kathryn Gauthier

 

www.gauthierarts.com

 

Donations collected during this exhibition will go to the City of Goodness Orphanage in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  


 

 

The exhibition is on display beginning December 6, 2022.  This date is also Ukrainian Armed Forces Day.  It recognizes the men and women serving in the Ground Forces, Air Force and Navy who protect Ukraine and its citizens.   The free art reception on December 18, 2022 is in anticipation of Saint Nicholas Day celebration in Ukraine when children are given special gifts.  


 

at exhibit at

Devonshire Cultural Center

4400 Greenwood St., Skokie, IL

The building is handicap accessible.  Admission to the exhibition is FREE.    

Phone 224-432-4240 for more information.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE ORPHANS!

Donations collected during this exhibition will go to the City of Goodness Orphanage in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  

To Donate, Please contact:  INFO@ANATOMICALLYCORRECT.ORG OR PH: 224-432-4240


Since the start of Russia's full-blown war against Ukraine, at least 3.7 million Ukrainians have fled the country, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. 

According to the BBC, 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded in the war in Ukraine;

and an estimated 200,000 children are in Ukraine's orphanages.

Orphaned Ukrainian Children

Color Photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Maks Levin

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Reuters correspondent, Ukrainian photographer Maks Levin was found dead near Kyiv on April 1st, 2022.  Shot twice by Russian soliders, he was found in an area near where he had been documenting Russian war crimes in the town of Bucha.  In honor of Maks, donations for Mak’s family and his four children can be made through Spartan Sword:  https://www.spartansword.org/ukraine

Canine Unit in Ukraine

Color Photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Maks Levin

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

 

Kyiv (capitol of Ukraine)

B/W Photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Vera Blansh

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifQvKpRsLoU

 

Rescued

Color Photo on metal,  16 x 20"

Photographer Anatolii Stepanov

$275 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Each day, trains at Lviv station transport thousands of Ukrainian refugees to Poland as they flee the war.  

 

Boarding the Train for Poland

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Cool Bear at Lviv

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Boarding the train in Lviv

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Countless volunteers provide refugees with assistance including food, shelter, medical and psychological aid.

Thankful 

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Catching Bubbles 

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

 

Rescued 

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Each day, over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees flee the country.

Into the Unknown

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

The Lviv train station provides transportation for refugees fleeing the war.

 

Fleeing to Poland

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Snowfall in Lviv 

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Refugees  

Color photo on metal, 16 x 20"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Lviv Playground  

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Ruslan Lytvyn

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Children are housed in temporary shelters upon arrival.

No Home.  No School.  

Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Andriy Dubchak

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

In Chernihiv, Russian forces bombed residential areas, killing thousands of Ukrainian civilians.

Chernihiv

   Color photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Yuliya Bulgakova

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

 

Arriving in Przemysl, Poland

B/W  photo on metal, 16 x 24"

Photographer Grzegorz Litynski

$300 (Sale of this artwork will be donated to orphanage)

 

Here Comes the Sun...

Grandmother's Garden

Collage, 12 x 14"

Alexa Frangos

(Not for sale)

 

Alexa Frangos (b. 1973) is a photo-based artist from Chicago, Illinois. Utilizing cut paper, photographic ephemera and found objects, Alexa creates constructed realities that seek to reflect on psychological states and identity.  She studied Visual Communications and Photography at Washington University in St. Louis before receiving her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alexa is a member of Perspective Group and Photography Gallery in Evanston, Illinois.

She has exhibited her photography and collage work at the Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain; Perspective Gallery, Evanston; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY; Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS; ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA;  PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT; Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO and Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL to list just a few.

Alexa created this new collage to remember her family ties to Ukraine for this exhibition.

 

Sunflowers for Hope

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 8"

Aruna N. Sarode

$ 250 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

SOLD

 

 

 

 

Sunflower Gold

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 8"

Aruna N. Sarode

$ 250 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

Aruna works in oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums.  She is a member of the Lake County Art League, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at College of Lake County and Grayslake Arts Alliance. Her work has been exhibited at the Volo Bog Nature Gallery, Bluemoon Gallery, Dandelion Gallery and at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

 

Hope for Ukraine

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24"

Kathryn Gauthier

$ 350 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

SOLD

 

 

Sunflower

Mixed Media on Canvas, 12 x 12"

Laura Frisch

$40 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

SALE PENDING

 

Laura primarily works in latex and acrylic paint on canvas, ceramic and upcycled cardboard.  She has exhibited at Emily Oaks Nature Center Gallery, Morton Grove Civic Center and Morton Grove Public Library.  She enjoys participating in Anatomically Correct's Brush with Nature plein air festivals regularly.   Laura also facilitates group murals at camps, community centers and schools.  She teaches art lessons privately to students of all ages.  She also teaches at Congregation Makom Solel Lakeside in Highland Park and at Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (M.A.S.K.OnTheBlock.org).  She believes art can repair the world.

 

Through the Chaos 

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

SOLD

 

Kisses for Ukraine

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

I See Hope

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Chaos

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Survival

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Psychedelic Sunflower

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Saving the Children

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Flag of Ukraine

Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 75  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Shine

Acrylic on Board, 6 x 8"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 50  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

SALE PENDING

 

Holding On

Acrylic on Board, 6 x 8"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 50  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Hopeful

Acrylic on Board, 6 x 8"

Tiger Lily Cross

$ 50  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Tiger Lily is a self-taught artist who works with a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, graphite, colored pencils, paper, cardboard boxes, and wood.    She also enjoys Plein air painting.     Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago, Oak Park, Skokie, Blue Island, Illinois, and also in LaGrange, Texas, and Oahu, Hawaii.

 

Sunflowers at Garwood Orchard 

Oil on Board, 16 x 20"

Kuhn Hong

$800

 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

Art Barn in Indiana

Oil on Board, 16 x 20" framed

Kuhn Hong

$900

 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

Born in South Korea, Dr. Kuhn Hong worked heartily at his academic studies since youth.  He wanted to pursue art as a career, but was persuaded by his parents, fearing an artist could not make a living after the war,  to go to medical school.  His love of painting continued and he joined a group of fellow med students to paint together on the weekends.  After graduating from medical school, Dr. Hong came to Chicago, completed residency training, and started his practice. His brushes lay aside while he was busy working at the hospital and raising his family with his wife. It wasn't until he joined a short-term medical mission trip down the Amazon River in Peru, when he picked up his ink pen and reignited his creative fervor.  While treating hundreds of patients in tiny river villages, he started to draw the people he encountered and the surrounding scenery in a small sketchbook during breaks.  Copies of those ink drawings were shared with people who donated medicine, money, and payed for his mission expeditions. His first solo exhibition was in Seoul, Korea after the gallery owner saw his ink drawings.  After many years of medical practice and mission trips, Dr. Hong retired and moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to serve in a mission hospital as a volunteer radiologist for 5 years, from 2013 to 2018. During his time in Addis Ababa, he spent weekends and evening hours painting freely. He held exhibitions at Asni Gallery and at the mission hospital where he served.  He was invited to showcase his artwork at Viviene Gallerie in Paris, France as well. 

Dr. Hong retired from his medical career in 2013 after working at Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park for 34 years and now lives in Chicago with his family.  He is  an active member of the Palette and Chisel, Plein Air Painters Chicago, Duneland Plein Air Painters and Area Artist Association and paints in his studio in Michigan City, Indiana.  His artwork was recently exhibited in Anatomically Correct's Courage exhibition at Devonshire Cultural Center; and at the Lubeznik Center of Arts in Michigan City and  Korean Community Center of Chicago.

 

Symphony of Flowers

Mixed Media, 20 x 16"

Marsha Ercegovic

$150

 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

 

Since my life and travels have taken me all over the world, my paintings have a world of influences.  It’s hard to define my style.  Impressionism and expressionism may be the labels that fit the best.  My background comprises a love of the arts and the environment.  Highlights of my exhibiting career include the New Orleans Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art rental Gallery, San Diego Art Institute-Museum of the Living Artist, House of Blues New Orleans, Russell Rotunda US Capitol Washington DC, Gallerie Gris-Gris Utrecht Holland.

 

We Shall Never Give Up

Acrylic on Canvas and Home Made Paper

24" Circular

Itala Langmar

$600 (Artist is donating part of sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

I have been an artist since the age of six. I lived and studied art and design in Venice, Italy, and continued my studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and with private teachers.  Since I have always been a poet, I started to infiltrate some lines of my lyrics into my painting.

 

Hope

Color Photography, 10 x 12" framed 

Iliana Cardona

$ 75 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Iliana is a native Chicago Latina artist finally embracing her artistic self.   I have been a public servant for the last 20 years and counting, assisting victims impacted by violent crime. In such a field, one can't help but be affected by the suffering of those we serve. I have come to find my art to be very therapeutic and a much-needed practice in self-care.  I consider myself an intuitive creator as I apply medium to my canvas and bring out what I see. This means that many of my pieces will look very different from the next. I enjoy working in mixed and unmixed media from oil to acrylic, watercolor to pan pastels, and occasionally throw in some ephemera.  I find great joy in creating and sharing my art, and I hope you find a piece you connect with that brings you happiness.

 

Sunflower 1

Mixed Media on Paper,  11 x14" framed

Debra Nichols

$ 100  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

 

Sunflower 2

Mixed Media on Paper,  11 x 14" framed

Debra Nichols

$ 100  (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

SOLD

 

Debra is a self-taught artist and resident of Skokie whose nature paintings have been exhibited through Anatomically Correct Arts at the Emily Oaks Nature Center and the Devonshire Cultural Center in Skokie, IL. She enjoys going to theater and is thankful for the opportunity to donate to this important cause.

 

Bee and Sunflower

Digital Photography, 17 x 21"

Louie Laskowski

 $100 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Blue Barn Sunflowers

Digital Photography, 18 x 22"

Louie Laskowski

 $100 (Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

 

Louie is a two-time Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship grantee; five-time-winner of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant; Clowes Fellowship; Lafayette Art Museum Fellowship; one of twelve women artists representing the state of Indiana at the National Museum for Women in the Arts; Gallery 84 member, New York City; Woman Made Gallery International Exhibitor & member, Chicago; North Adams Contemporary Artist Center Grant, and numerous art competitions, awards, & solo exhibitions.

Louie taught art at the secondary level in West Lafayette, Indiana, for 35 years. While teaching, Laskowski continued creating art. She says, "The art experience is both my quest and reward. It is what I choose to do to be a better me." 

Louie's studio is in Brookston, IN. Although she is retired from teaching, she continues working in mixed media and paint. She is presently writing a book called, "Inside the Pink House, A Memoir of Soulwork Through Art & Writing."

 

 

Still Life with Sunflowers

Acrylic, 24 x 18"

Leonid Osseny

$300

(Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

God Save Us

Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36"

Leonid Osseny

$450

(Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

We Will Rebuild

Mixed Media on Canvas, 20 x 40"

Leonid Osseny

$450

(Artist is donating sale proceeds to orphanage)

Leonid was born in 1948 in the city of Nizhny-Tagil, Russia. In 1963, Leonid became a student at the Ural College of Applied Arts, and later attended Belarus State Theater and Art University studying art and design. After graduating, he worked as an architect and restorer at the Belarus Institute of Renovation and Conservation. Since 1991, Leonid lives in Chicago where he works as an architect, designer, freelance artist and an illustrator.

Leonid Osseny’s art and research were recognized in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Among them, shows at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, the International James Joyce Symposium at the National College of Ireland, Dublin. Personal exhibitions at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, Devonshire Cultural Center, Evanston Public Library and the Gene Siskel Film Center.

His work was published in the Joyce Studies Annual, Fordham University Press, and can be found in public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Several original drawings for James Joyce “Ulysses” are on display at the James Joyce Museum in Dublin, Ireland. 

 

ASSORTED SUNFLOWERS PAINTINGS CREATED BY YOUNG ARTISTS COURTESY OF LINCOLN TERRACE ART STUDIO & GALLERY IN SKOKIE, IL

www.skokieartclasses.com

Ashley, Age 11     Alyze, Age 8    Lily, Age 11    Akira, Age 6     Esther, Age 7

     Chelsy, Age 8     Braeden, Age 8     Natalie, Age 6     Annie, Age 12     Sanaya, Age 13

        

 

Untitled

Tempera on Paper

17  x 14"

Collective Work

 

Sunflowers

Tempera on Paper

14 x 17"

Paskal, Age 7

Sunflowers

Acrylic on  Canvas

11 x 14"

Sanaya, Age 13

 

Red Sunflower

Tempera on Paper

14 x 17"

Braeden, Age 8

Sunflowers in Vase

Tempera on Paper

14 x 17"

Akira, Age 6

 

 

 

Sunflowers

Tempera on Paper

14 x 17"

Chelsey, Age 8

 

STUDENT WORK FROM LINCOLN TERRACE ART STUDIO & GALLERY

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EXHIBIT SPONSOR

SPARTAN SWORD

Spartan Sword founder Steve Danyliuk

Ukrainian-American photographer Jerry Kykisz

for their support on this project

 

 

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Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.     

This project is sponsored in part by Spartan Sword, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the Skokie Park District.

               


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