Forever Fairytales, Timeless Fables of Olde
Apr
27
to Jul 14

Forever Fairytales, Timeless Fables of Olde

Banner image Touched by Magic (C) Scott Gustafson
Learn some of the ghastly details of these faiyltales that Mr. Disney never told you about! Was there a real Beauty and The Beast, who's toes were cut off to fit into a shoe, is a tuffet still around today??? 

Running now until  July 14th in the upper gallery
In collaboration with Greenwich Workshop authorized dealer, Peffer Gallery,  "Forever Fairytales" features limited edition prints from 20th and 21st century fantasy illustrators Scott Gustafson, James Gurney, and the late James Christensen. Also featuring original works from Canton native, Chris Seaman, and Chicago illustrator, Aaron Miller. 
All prints have a Certificate of Authenticity from The Greenwich Workshop.

SCOTT GUSTASFON'S art style is inspired by the Golden Age of American Illustration. Due to this, his work has a fairytale-like appearance and many of his illustrations feature fantastical and Biblical characters settings. To learn more about the artist go to his website; http://www.scottgustafson.com

JAMES GURNEY is an artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia, which is presented in the form of a 19th-century explorer’s journal from an island utopia cohabited by humans and dinosaurs. To learn more go to http://jamesgurney.com/site/

JAMES CHRISTENSEN said his inspirations were myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination. He published more than three books, with many of his works appearing in many more. Christensen has published more than three books, with many of his works appearing in many more. His first book, A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen,was printed in 1994 to great acclaim. His second, Voyage of the Basset (October 1996), contains a frame story for a great deal of original work. His third book, Rhymes & Reasons, was published in May 1997. Christensen also illustrated A Shakespeare Sketchbook (May 2001) with text by Renwick St. James. While not employed in all his paintings, his trademarks were flying or floating fish, often on a leash. Sadly Mr. Christensen passed away in early 2017. His work will continue to enchant us and be an inspiration of generations of artists and collectors to come. To learn more go to;
http://www.artifactsgallery.com/art.asp?!=A&ID=643

CHRIS SEAMAN known throughout the industry for his great sense of humor and whimsy and  has been a freelance illustrator in hobby games for almost 20 years. His work can be seen in such properties as Skylanders, Dungeons & Dragons, Kaijudo: Duel Masters, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Hearthstone, Pathfinder, Magic: the Gathering and is a contributor to Imagine FX Magazine and 3D Total magazine.  In 2016 Chris guest curated the show Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism at the Canton Museum of Art (Canton, OH).  In 2015 Chris’ personal work appeared in the group show Wild About Harryhausen at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).  In 2014 his noncommissioned work, Beaute’ et la Bête had the honor of being included in the Spectrum Fantastic Art III exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (New York, NY). That same year he was also awarded a certificate of merit from both ARC Salon and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for his outstanding works.  To learn more
https://www.chrisseamanart.com

AARON MILLER, are you into the card game MAGIC: The Gathering? Then you have seen plenty of Aaron's work. A talented and versatile artist and illustrator his oil and digital work has earned numerous accolades and awards. His art was included multiple times in the fantasy art field’s prestigious publication, Spectrum: The Best in Fantastic Art. Miller was MileHiCon’s 2013 Artist Guest of Honor and Best Color Award Winner. GenCon, the world’s biggest gaming convention, bestowed him with honors two years running: 2013 Best in Show and 2010 Juror’s Choice Award.  His work has been exhibited in the Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio, as part of its annual Enchanted Brush Exhibit and been featured in J. Anthony Kosar’s Maleficium Dark Art Exhibit in Chicago. Miller was also honored with a solo exhibit of his masterful paintings at the Illinois State Museum. To learn more
https://www.aaronbmiller.com


 

 

 

 

 

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THE CREEP CRYPT ONLY OPEN ON FIRST FRIDAYS 6-10
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

THE CREEP CRYPT ONLY OPEN ON FIRST FRIDAYS 6-10

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Remember the Creep Crypt is only open  on First Fridays for 4 hours. Now's your chance to check out Klink's Kurious Kraniums, or start your very own family collection of The Cameo Creeps, or have fun painting your own creature sculptures. 

Its a bit scary, fun, and silly all at the same time!  Can't wait to see you!

 

 

 

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Landscapes of The Other Realms
Aug
3
to Oct 12

Landscapes of The Other Realms

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Banner image has been cropped PLANET X (c) Jody Fallon
 

Opening the First Friday of August the gallery has invited  a group exhibition of contemporary sic/fi  artists. These are the artists who envision  those "other realms of the other worlds" which have become a integral part of our human experience and imagination. Since Jules Vern took us along on his epic journey of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and H.G.Wells gave us War of the Worlds we have been fascinated about what worlds that surround us, both real, imagined, based on fact or fantasy.
 Artists include, Jody Fallon, Allen Panakal, Debbie Hughes, Matt Mrowka, Kristen Kest, Armand Cabrera, and Bob Eggleton

 


 

 

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Trio from the Canton Symphony  in the upper gallery
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Trio from the Canton Symphony in the upper gallery

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Banner image has been cropped (c) James Christensen, The Bassoonist
Delighted to have a trio from the woodwind section of the Canton Symphony here at the gallery from 7-9pm. We hope you'll stop in to  enjoy the music and of course the art. 
Current artwork for sale  is a delightful collection of 5 illustrators in the fantasy genres and their take on traditional tales and fables of old. 

To view artwork go to...
https://www.ikonimagesgallery.com/forever-fairtales-timeless-fables-of-old/

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IKON's Newest Addition: THE CREEP CRYPT in the lower gallery
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

IKON's Newest Addition: THE CREEP CRYPT in the lower gallery

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There's a pretty scary  basement in the gallery. It will open only on First Friday's from 6-10pm.  It's a scary, ( but not too scary), dark place with tiny monsters, zombies, and assorted oddities, all available to purchase. 
So.. if you are brave enough, enter The Creep Crypt for the first time  on FIRST FRIDAY June 1st. from 6-10.
 

Remember the line from MAD MAX Beyond Thunderdome, "2 men enter 1 man leave"? Well the Crypt  might not be that bad but it's a fun line to say anyway, right?

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IKON IMAGES & The Massillon Museum's The BIG READ "A Wizard of Earthsea"
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

IKON IMAGES & The Massillon Museum's The BIG READ "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Stop into the gallery to on FF April 6th find out more about Massillon's Museum's Big Read program. You'll learn about their new exhibition based on fantasy author Ursula K. LeGuin book series named EARTHSEA by famed illustrator Charles Vess.
 "Le Guin, one of modern science fictions's most acclaimed artist, is also a fantasist of genius....[Eathsea] is among her finest creations." ---New York Times

In collaboration with the Massillon Museum, copies of the first book  in the series,  "A Wizard of Earthsea",  will be available along prints from artist Dominic Harman. Dominic is from Gr. Britain and  has created all of  6 covers for the series re-issued in 2012. 
 

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PYRE | The Art of Ritual
Jan
20
to Apr 13

PYRE | The Art of Ritual

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Banner image; VOLAC (c) Jim Pavelec (image has been cropped)

IKON IMAGES  is pleased to present 3 of the most well-known illustrators/sculptors working in the fantasy and  horror genres today. Their innovative styles and techniques have garnered them work in film, books, and more.
The pieces completed for this show are without the hindrances of an art director telling them what and how to create the piece.  
Each artist has their own ritual for bringing forth their innate essence of who they are as creators. The exhibition seeks to explore the artists ritual and journey to artistic fruition, and ultimately, theirs and our satisfaction. MATURE Audiences Only.

Jim Pavelec     |     Allen Williams     |     Marc Opdycke

January 2oth - April 13th, 2018

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