P A S T   E V E N T S

Private Event

Cody's Bar Mitzvah service & Brunch Celebration

venue:   ilon Art Gallery
Saturday, September 16, 2017

All Photos by Gabe Kirchheimer (expect 2nd photo- ariel shot from roof by Justin Myserson)

#groovygallery #ilonartgallery #gabekirchheimer #backyardbarmitzvah #harlemgrown

SIGNED BOOK SALE!  Many Artists on hand!

All books are signed by the artists.

Many artists will be at the gallery and will be happy to personalize any copies of the books. Books by Artists such as Bob Gruen, Anne Burlock Lawver, Margaret Morton, Elliott Landy, Elliot Ross, Flo Fox, Lothar Troeller, Linda Troeller, Gregg Delman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Philip Trager, Lynn Goldsmith, Harry Agress, Hank O'neal, Harry Benson, Martin Schoeller, Ivory Serra and more!

ilon Art Gallery

204 West 123rd Street, Harlem 10027

June 10, 2017 from 2-5:00pm

Private viewing : My Manhattan

Please join me, Philip Trager, Cynthia Matthews, Gabe Kirchheimer, SM Dyer, Anne Burlock Lawver, Gary Breckenhimer and Margaret Morton this Saturday, May 13 from 2-5pm for a groovy day of photography and a private viewing of My Manhattan at ilon Art Gallery. 

".....a wonderfully curated collection of photographs - - from classic to quirky, most all were unexpected and  delightfully engaging.
I enjoyed looking at each and every one. BRAVO! It was genius the way they were hung........" 
-Cynthia Matthews, Photographer


My Manhattan

a group Photography show

featuring artists:

Harry Agress, Ben Baker, Gary Breckheimer, Danny Clinch,
Gregg Delman, SM Dyer, Pari Dukovic, Dolly Faibyshev,
Flo Fox, Claude Gassian, Bob Gruen, Gabe Kirchheimer,
Elliott Landy, Anne Burlock Lawver, Alen MacWeeney, Cynthia Matthews,
Foster Mickley, Margaret Morton, Ruth Orkin,
Ken Regan, Mark Seliger, Len Speier, Philip Trager,
Linda Troeller, Lothar Troeller, Scott Witt

Saturday May 13, from 2-5pm

RSVP loni@ilon.com

ilon Art Gallery

204 West 123rd Street, Harlem 10027

Ina with Ina and Philip Trager

On View "Ina" a photography exhibition about the Photographer's muse. 
Loni Efron invites you to join Philip and Ina Trager at the gallery on Saturday April 15
to meet and mingle and speak about the work.  Both Philip's new book releases from Steidl,
"Photography Ina" and New York in the 1970's, are available for sale. 
Philip will be happy to sign and personal.

Saturday April 15, from 2-6pm

An Opening Celebration


Photographs by Philip Trager

March 24, 2017, 6:00-9:00m

ilon Art Gallery

204 West 123rd Street, Harlem 10027

Steidl invites you to a discussion & book signing:  New York Photography with
Philip Trager and Ken Schles.

March 28, 2017, 6:00-9:00m
Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway, at 26th Street

ASMP Fine Art Portfolio Review

March 21, 2017
The Center
208 West 13th Street 6:45-9pm

Click here to go ASMP photo review.

PWP: Professional Women Photography

A talk by Loni Efron about Archiving and iArchive Database Solution and the start of ilon Art Gallery


Lincoln Center
The Metropolitan Opera Guild
The Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza- 6th Floor
65th Street bw Broadway and Amsterdam

September 7, 2016, 6:30pm



ilon Art Gallery Music Exhibit & Archiving Projects

June 7th 6-9pm

Please join ASPP (American Association of Picture Professionals) and Loni Efron for a night in Harlem (6-9PM) for a discussion on Archiving.  There will be food and beverages at this event and plenty of time to see the show AND hear the talks.


An Evening with Jess Frohman at the Gallery

Please join Loni Efron on Wednesday May 25, from 6-8:30 for a special viewing of Music with photographer Jesse Frohman.  We are thrilled to have Jesse at the gallery to speak.  It will follow with a Q+A.

Photo:  Kurt Cobain: Brushing Teeth, New York City, 1993 by Jesse Frohman

Photo:  Kurt Cobain: Brushing Teeth, New York City, 1993 by Jesse Frohman

Wednesday May 25, from 6-8:30
Presentation will begin at promptly 7pm.
RSVP loni@ilon.com

Jesse Frohman is a New York-based photographer.  After graduating from the University of Michigan, he moved back to New York and assisted Irving Penn for four years.  He began his career shooting for magazines such as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Vogue as well as commercial clients ranging from Estee Lauder to Def Jam Records.  In addition to his portrait work, which features artists from every creative field, including countless celebrities, Frohman has also worked extensively in the still life and landscape genres.  His work can be found in museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and he has had exhibtions in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Moscow.

Jesse Frohman and Loni Efron at ilon Art Gallery.

Jesse Frohman and Loni Efron at ilon Art Gallery.

MAD docents select ilon Arts Gallery as gallery of the month.

It was such a pleasure to host the MAD (Musuem of Art and Design) docents at the ilon Art Gallery, May 8, 2016.

Loni Efron from ilon Art Gallery on GingerNewYork TV

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2pm.

Please tune in (or set your DVR's) on Friday, April 29th to see "Groovy Gallery" owner and curator Loni Efron and Photographer Chad Murray chat with Ginger Broderick on GingerNewYork TV.  ilon Art Gallery is one of Harlem's hidden gems and this exhibition Music at ilon Art Gallery is not to be missed.  Find out the inside scoop with Ginger this Friday, April 29th at 2pm EST.

HOW TO WATCH GingerNewYork:
ON TV IN MANHATTAN: GingerNewYork is a live TV taping and can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34 and HD Channel 1993, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82.

LIVE STREAM ANYWHERE IN WORLD: It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channels 1 and 5.


Breakout to Harlem
Saturday April 2, 2016

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Groovy Gallery Outakes by Amy Wermeil of the New York Post

Annie Wermeil of the New York Post came to the gallery on March 3rd and 4th and photographed the gallery for a feature story in the March 26th edition of the NY Post.  These are some great photographs that never made it to the Post or to my website.  These outtakes were too good to share.  (I'm glad you found them.)

Larry Fink and Philip Trager
slide presentation followed by at Q+A

On Thursday, December 3rd, from 6-8:30 a special viewing of Harlem: Life in Pictures with artists Larry Fink and Phil Trager.  Larry and Philip will speak about their work and hold a question and answer session following each presentation.  

Ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem.   
RSVP loni@ilon.com or 917-270-4696.

An Evening with Len Speier

On Thursday, November 5th, from 6-8:30 for a special viewing of Harlem: Life in Pictures with artists Deborah Feingold and Len Speier.  Len will speak about his work and be around for a Q+A.  Ilon Art Gallery 204 West 123rd Street, Harlem.  Please visit www.ilon.com for more information.   RSVP loni@ilon.com or 917-270-4696.


CCNY Photography 101 visits ilon Art Gallery

December 9, 2015 Maria Politarhos and her Photography class from City College of New York (CCNY) visit Harlem: Life in Pictures. They left the show and went around to photograph Harlem.