Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Mourning News

 Saturday Mourning News

By Tom Wachunas 

   I was really saddened to receive an email this morning announcing the closing of Ikon Images – The Illustration Gallery, at 221 Fifth Street NW. The Canton downtown arts district will be significantly diminished by this loss of a uniquely elegant exhibition venue and the consistently superb art it brought to Canton viewers. Here’s what Ikon owner, Rhonda Seaman, wrote:

   It is with much regret I must announce the closing of IKON IMAGES | The Illustration Gallery in the Canton Arts district. The last 3 and 1/2 years of working with artists, patrons, and the greater art community across the nation and beyond has been a joy and a wonderful experience, I shall soon not forget. But unfortunately, as most business owners are painfully aware, revenue must exceed costs or life becomes difficult at best.

     So after much consideration it has been determined to close up shop.

FINAL  gallery hours are as follows:

Today Saturday-      Oct. 6th 10am-4pm
Wednesday-             Oct. 10th 12-6pm
Thursday-                 Oct. 11th 12-6pm
Friday-                      Oct. 12th 12-6pm
Saturday-                 Oct. 13th 10-4pm

Or by appt. 330-904-1377

Our final day of operation will be Sat. Oct. 13th at 4pm.

I hope you'll always remember "Work is the bread of life, but Art... is the wine of life"

My best to you and happy collecting,
Rhonda Seaman :)

   So THANK YOU, Rhonda, and all the artists who joined your remarkable vision and dedication to engaging and entertaining Canton for the past 3 ½ years.  I include here several web links for anyone wishing to join me in a spirit of celebration and fond remembrance. The first is to the inaugural 2015 article by Dan Kane in the Canton Repository. The others are to reviews I had the privilege to write here on ARTWACH. Happy Trails.

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