January, 2018ICON will be closed.February and March, 2018Found in Translation4 Women Artists, Judy Bales, Suanna Breed, Ananda Kessler, and Joanie McGinnis April and May, 2018Southeast Iowa InvitationalJune and July, 2018The Dot ShowAugust, September and October, 2018Fairfield CollectsNovember December, 2018ICON Art Auction
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THE TONY STENGER EXPERIENCE AT ICONThe Tony Stenger Experience comes to ICON Gallery in Oct and Nov. The exhibit of paintings is in two parts. It begins with a showing of works selected by ICON Director Bill Teeple, and then will gradually expand on the walls into November becoming a grand salon exhibition, reminiscent of the great floor to ceiling exhibitions of the 19th century. The show opens on First Friday in Fairfield, Oct 6th, 6:30 to 10:00pm. Opening night includes a music concert of original music by Tony Stenger performed by Tony and Doug Daller.“Tony Stenger is a bigger than life character,” says Teeple, “like someone you would expect to find in a novel. He’s a passionate artist -- embracing the world on a roller coaster ride his whole life. And, every once of the passion of his life spills out onto his canvases – Tony is a romantic expressionist.”Tony Stenger has painted almost every day for four decades and he has accumulated a remarkable and revealing body of work. And, although much of the work has found homes throughout the country, a vast amount is tucked away in warehouses and studios in Fairfield. Teeple remarks, “When I saw how much work there is, and what a wide range to the work, I decided we can’t just select a few pieces to show and do justice to the ‘Tony Stenger Experience’. I would like to start out by singling out certain works, and then I think we will just let the rest explode on to the walls of ICON.”The work ranges from hyper-reality story telling filled with Native Americans, UFOs and Aliens -- to non-representational abstraction -- to masterful expressionist landscapes. “I didn't do the path of art as a path for fame and $,” Stenger explains in his artist statement. “My path was ART as Spiritual PATH, as transformational path. Beauty transforming the world. That was/is my path. It is as much healing as it is anything. The paintings I paint are MEANT TO LIVE.”