Meet & Greet Reception Friday, April 4, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

The Paramount Theatre is pleased to present the work of acclaimed artist and gallery owner Gabriel Karagianis of Harvard, IL. His work will be exhibited in the Paramount Art Gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Gallery of the Paramount Theatre April 1 through May 26, 2014. The opening reception Meet & Greet  will take place on the First Friday in April, the 4th, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us to support the arts in Aurora, meet the artist and discuss his work.  Cash Bar.

Karagianis began painting immediately following his graduation from the American Academy of Art, where he graduated with  a BFA in Graphic Design in 2003. He taught life-drawing before taking up a studio in the rural town of Harvard IL in 2005, where he began full-time art production.  He is the co-founder of Starline Gallery, He has curated over 25 group shows in and around Chicago. Gabriel is heavily influenced by story coupled with universal archetypes and mythology. Passionately in love with life, he has an abundance of both which is evident in his work which can be found at

The Paramount Art Gallery features the work of both established and aspiring artists. For more information regarding the Art Gallery, or the hanging of a show, please contact:

For more information on this free event, contact Melissa Mercado at 630-408-9926.

About First Fridays

A self guided ArtWalk of downtown venues with art on display. The free event takes place on the First Friday of each month. On, April 4, art can be found at the following participating venues:

Paramount Theatre Gallery, Gabriel Karagianis, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 23 E. Galena Blvd.

Culture Stock, Earth Day Artifacts Show, 7 to 9 p.m. 43 E. Galena Blvd.

If These Walls Could Talk, 7 to 11 p.m. 32 S. Stolp Ave.

VARA, 6 to 9 p.m. 15 W. Downer Place

Allen + Pepa Architects, “Thunder Over Lightning”, 5 to 9 p.m. 121 W. Benton St.

Chef Amaury at 33 West, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 33 W. New York St.

The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Poster Show, 6 to midnight. 205 N. Broadway