IOWA CONTEMPORARY ART
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The Jeri Felix Estate
IOWA CONTEMPORARY ART   |   58 North Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556   |   641-469-6252   |   bill@icon-art.org   |   icon-art.org   GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday  Friday, 12:00 to 5:00pm, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00pm and by appointment. ICON is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity. All donations are tax-deductible.
ICON opens a new exhibition, Visionary Dimensions, on First Friday in Fairfield, September 7th, 6:30 to 10:00pm. The show continues through October 20th. The Visual Dimension show speaks to our multidimensional reality structure. The work by visionary artists may be aesthetically pleasing, but what distinguishes it from other art movements is the emphasis on the intuitive visionary cognitions of the artists. The art works act as portals to another dimension. “I’ve been aware of these artists for a long time,” says ICON Director Bill Teeple. “I’m happy to be able to show this side of contemporary art.” Douglas Walker came to Teeple to learn to paint because he had been given a divine instruction to do so. His skill in painting developed rapidly and he soon had a truly unique body of work. He is now a successful Santa Fe, N.M. artist. According to Walker, "Divine Mother is the artist. I just try to be alert to what she is telling me, and not get in the way. The less the ego is involved, the better I can express her Light and Silence in my paintings. And of course, it helps to keep improving my painting skills." Amarnath Mukta, known to many in Fairfield as Earl Stimson, began studying art with Teeple at the age of 12. He went on to study at Interlochen Arts Academy and Maryland Institute, College of Art. “I met Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) in 2003 and she filled my life with love and meaning. In her divine presence, I saw my art and healing practices as not only a path to Self-Realization, but as a path of service to humankind,” states Amarnath. Bill Teeple had been promising these two artists to “one day” do a visionary show, but it took Kathleen Deyo coming along to actually make it happen. Deyo is an intuitive tarot card reader who painted her own tarot deck. Teeple thought it would be fun to show her deck on the ICON mezzanine. Then, he realized this as the opportunity to show other visionary artists. The show also includes Denver yantra artist Nafeeah Kim, Des Moines visionary painter Zachery Brown and Fairfield yantra maker Peter Clemens.
Visionary Dimensions
 Show opens at ICON
November December, 2018 ICON Art Auction January, 2019 ICON will be closed. February, 2019 Experimental Films March, April, May, 2019 ICON’s Hudson Collection June, July August, 2019 Geoffrey Baker Paintings September & October, 2019 Fairfield Collects