Gary Ciccarelli: Fantasy To Reality

Friday, January 18, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019

A career overview of a quintessential illustrator.

Evening Reception to Meet the Artist:
Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Afternoon Reception to Meet the Artist:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Throughout his distinguished career Gary Ciccarelli has illustrated everything from posters of Elvis to US Treasury Bonds, from Disney posters to superhero trading cards. This exhibition is an overview of some of his personal favorites.

Gary Ciccarelli, a life-long Dearborn resident, has been a professional illustrator for more than 45 years. Over this time, he was commissioned to create signature artwork for over 100 high-profile clients such as NASCAR, McDonalds, Microsoft, Nike, Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Ford Motor Company and Target to name a few. He also merited numerous awards including The Society of Illustrators.

His passion for fantasy art has lead to the opportunity to venture in to this realm by illustrating sets of X-Man and Spiderman cards and countless super hero products such as video games, toy boxes and Star Wars books.

Much of his artwork has become highly collectable due to several prominent jobs. One of these is the annual Christmas Budweiser Stein, which he designed for many years. He also had the privilege to be the first private citizen to be selected to illustrate national heroes on the I-Series Savings Bond and was honored in Washington for this achievement.

Gallery Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
or by appt: (313) 845-6485, sglazer@hfcc.edu