Friday, June 1, 2012

Allentown Fantasy show opens tomorrow

The museum exhibition "At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic" opens tomorrow at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The paintings and sculpture encompass the worlds of mythology, fairy tales, dreams, monsters, fantasy, science fiction, adventure, surrealism, and the bizarre. Right: "Beauty and the Beast" by Thomas Blackshear

Organized by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, founders of IlluxCon, the show includes over 200 works of from 145 artists, roughly 45 of them predating 1940. It's unlikely that a larger or more comprehensive museum show of this kind will ever be assembled in our lifetimes.

There will be a preview party Saturday evening (public invited, tickets still available), and the museum opens for free on Sunday. I have two Dinotopia paintings in the show (visible on end wall), and I'll be attending both days. The show will be on view through September 9.

At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic
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