I'll miss those wonderful artists of Pyre but who are these guys???

So I'm packing up the my last exhibition Prye | The Art of Ritual today and trying to figure out what the next show will look like. I'll miss those fabulous dark art images and creature sculptures. But... I know all of these wonderful artists that I ask to exhibit here at IKON will be creating more wonderful imagery and ideas for me to bring to you.

Regarding the next exhibition "Forever Fairytales. Timeless Fables of Olde; part of it is an interactive question and answer display.  SOOOO, here is the 1st question from this fabulous tale; Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs? Were did these 7 names of the 7 dwarves come from? 

  1. Blick, the eldest of the seven
  2. Flick 
  3. Glick 
  4. Snick 
  5. Plick
  6. Whick 
  7. Quee, the youngest "boy"

Banner image(c) Poison Apple by Chris Seaman


OMG Charles Vess is coming to NE Ohio

Banner cover image(c) Dominic Harmon 2012 for "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin

As an illustration gallery owner  I am so excited to meet Charles Vess and to see his original illustrations  based on Ursula K. Le Guin Earthsea series. Opening April 7th Massillon Museum will exhibiting his original work from, The Books of Eathsea, coming out in the fall of 2018.  I hope he can stop over to see IKON while he's in town. I'm pretty sure he knows the artists hanging here!

Charles will give a lecture on his inspiration behind the drawings as well as a live illustration demonstration. 

Lion’s Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Free/Public/No Reservations; Doors open at 6:30 pm


Exploring fairytales in the cold.

So today has been rather quiet in the gallery except for the fact I smelled something burning as I came in and turned up the heat and turned on the lights. Ugh, ok... first thing I thought of was how do I keep all the art safe? 
So I called the maintenance man and 3 hours later, after checking and rechecking wiring and  the furnace it was determined to be a faulty blower on the furnace. Dirty old thing has been shut off til a furnace man can get here. 
In the meantime I am sitting here with my winter coat on, and typing up the next copy label for the next exhibition to open "Forever Fairytales, Fables of Olde." Love finding out the history of these things and the fact that every civilization has tales of our human condition. Somethings never change!

Here's to a warmer tomorrow.