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What is an icon?

Lancaster Galleries has a selection of icon paintings from Dorothy Thayne. Wikipedia says ‘an icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Catholicism.’ And Dorothy explains:

An icon is a work of art painted in a prayerful manner using symbolic visual language and images that originate in early Church tradition. A canon of depiction ensures that the meaning of the originals is not altered by the individual iconographer.

Subtle artistic nuances, however, create styles that differentiate icons of one culture or time period from another. Icons are often called ‘windows to heaven,’ mystical intermediaries between the earthly and heavenly realms. As sacred objects blessed by the Church, icons are aids to prayer.

Stop in the gallery to see these stunning works. It’s an art that can only be appreciated in-person. Have a wonderful holiday. Stay warm and be well.

New Opening!

We’re excited to unveil a new exhibition. Come into Lancaster Galleries now through December 2010 for ‘Small Works Prelude 2010 – Celebrating Fine Art.’

A mix of current and featured works of the artists of Lancaster Galleries.

JD Wissler’s 10 Years exhibition

November 2009: John David Wissler, 10 Years

John David Wissler Toward Little Cranberry 36 x 40" oil on linen

Works on Paper

Eric Golias The Weight of Reflection 6 x 6" oil on paper

John David Wissler River at Dusk 6 1/4 x 11" oil on paper

George Sorrels The Garden: Self Portrait at Fifty 2 3/4 x 3" watercolor on paper

William Kocher Cloud Study (overhead) 5 x 7" oil on paper

William Hutson Pineapple Impressions #9 26 x 21" acrylic and medium on handmade paper

Michael Heberlein Invasion of Lancaster County Study 2 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" graphite on paper

Robert Andriulli Procession 8 1/2 x 15" graphite wash on paper

Michael Allen At the Door 49 x 31" conte on paper