Sapere Art was developed by Gary W. Marr, himself an emerging artist who prefers
to go with the flow, use varied mediums, change genres from day to day and not follow
instructors’ suggestions. People say he has a great eye for Art and choosing what
A former 30 year veteran of catering and visual design in special events and meeting
planning, Gary took his past experience, adding his passions in design, helping
others and art and wishes to surpass even his own dreams.
Gary paints intuitively or from inspiration, ranging from highly detailed to modern
and contemporary as well as encompassing a broad and contemporary palette. Mediums
used run the gamut in paint, pastel, charcoal and graphite...with a new interest
in metal. Gary also has designed all graphics, this web site and all advertising
He is joined by hand selected Artists from the vast artistic communities of Chicago
and the Midwest, and selected just for being different, a need to be seen , pushing
their talents, and for being “good people”.
Only meant to be a side business while contemplating his future. Sapere Art was
transferred to one of the artists in January 2011 wehn Gary returned to “Corporate
America” and the next phase of life. Sapere lives on however, through networking
and keeping in touch with the market for a re-emergence someday sooner or later!
To provide talented artists to our clients, while providing sales and marketing for
artists who are under-represented or emerging.
Its not worth it if you can’t make a difference to the world we live in and peoples’
in our lives. Besides that - its about learning something new, having the courage
to learn it, and having a blast along the way!
Sapere is the Latin word meaning “to know”, “to taste”, “to perceive”. Other words
derived from it are “savvy”, “savant”, “sage”. So, you use your perceptions to taste
and to know a little bit more about our artists as they bubble up ideas and take
them into reality. Come experience the art!
Wicker park bucktown first Friday, around the coyote, beyond the coyote, emerging