Reception For Art Exhibition

March 12, 2015

Prospectus Art Gallery, 1210 W. 18th St., will conduct the opening reception for an exhibition by Lessie Venardo Dixon and Erick ROHO Garcia on Friday, March 13th from 5 to 10 pm. Born in Ripley, TN Dixon has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. After graduating from high school, he moved to Gallatin, TN, to pursue his career as an artist.

Not Just Another Pretty Face


The Hyde Park Art Center works to support Chicago artists and to ensure that our artists-and future artists-are representative of the diversity in our city. We know that for this to happen, Chicago needs an active and broad local collecting community and support system for artists at all levels.

Patron: The Wells,
We became aware of Lessie Dixon’s talent when he conducted a workshop on painting with oils for an art class at King College Prep. During the class, he shared examples of some of his paintings and guided each student through the development of their own compositions. My husband and I liked his technique, watched how he interacted with the students, and decided we wanted his work in our collection.

Inaugural Regional Juried Art Exhibition Celebrates Best of Show

September 7, 2008

The Downtown Artists Co-op hosted the inaugural of the Regional Juried Art Exposition on September 4. DAC’s Franklin Street showroom was filled with over 300 pieces of art submitted for the exposition. The submission response to this inaugural competition was greater than expected. The winner of the inaugural Regional Juried Art Exposition ‘Best of Show’ is Lessie Venardo Dixon of Gallatin. His painting, an oil portrait titled Harvest Time captured the $500 prize.