Marvel cartoon-inspired art exhibit in Canton shows Captain America

Classic Marvel characters, including Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, are part of the Canton Museum of Arts' new exhibit: "Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross," which opened Tuesday and runs through March 6th.

CANTON – The “Marvelocity” exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art captures the viewer’s attention in true superhero fashion.

Pictures are compelling and dramatic. The colors are vibrant and striking. And Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man and other timeless characters dare you to look away.

They were born of Alex Ross’ brushstrokes, whose photorealistic art style has been compared to Norman Rockwell.

“Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross” is the centerpiece of the Canton Museum of Arts winter exhibit, which runs through March 6th. New exhibits also include “Tom Franco and The Ice-Creams: Beyond Struggle, When the Future Hello Meets Identities Deep Roots” and “Usound: Hannah Pierce Ceramics.” A fourth winter show is “POP!”

Franco, brother of actors James Franco and Dave Franco, is a co-creator of the Firehouse Art Collective in California, a community-based project that provides space for artists.

His folk art represents images of the Bay Area and “shared global culture, as well as scenes of inner life in the subtle realms of reality,” the Canton Museum of Art said in a press release.

New exhibitions at the Canton Museum of Art include "Tom Franco and The Ice-Creams: Beyond Struggle, When the Future Hello Meets Identities Deep Roots,"  "Usund: Hannah Pierce Ceramics" and "POP!"

Pierce’s narrative – driven sculptures mostly portray bizarre characters and images from urban environments.

The San Diego-based sculptor’s “storytelling reveals subtle undertones of historical influences, such as German Expressionism, Indonesian shadow puppets, and early 1900s animations that use paper carvings while being most influenced by pop surrealism,” the Canton Museum of Art said. .

Max Barton, CEO and CEO of the Art Museum, said the exhibits collectively “explore exciting fantasy worlds, pop art and pop surrealism, and folk art storytelling.

“There’s something in each of the exhibits that can really delight art lovers (and comic book fans) of all ages,” he said.

Black Adam is among Marvel's cartoon characters in a new exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art, "Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross."

Party planned

The museum’s opening hours are 10am to 8pm Tuesday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1pm to 5pm Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Members get free admission, and the museum offers free admission 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday through sponsorship by the PNC Foundation.

New exhibitions at the Canton Museum of Art include, "Usund: Hannah Pierce Ceramics." Winter exhibitions opened on Tuesday and run until March 6.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or in advance online at Masks are still required in galleries. Admission is $ 6 for seniors and students; adults, $ 8; and children and military veterans are free admission. More ticket information can be found on the museum’s website.

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