Quad City Arts Gallery

Jessica Gondek

37th Annual High School Exhibit

37th Annual High School Art Invitational
Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island, IL
On display from April 11 – May 5
Reception Thursday, April 17, 6:30 9 p.m.
Award Ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

Quad City Arts presents the 37th Annual High School Invitational at the Quad City Arts Center from April 11 – May 5. The exhibition is free, open to the public and includes a community reception and award ceremony on Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

This exhibition features the Quad Cities’ most promising young artists with paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media. Art students and teachers are eligible for over $2000 in prizes from sponsorships and entry fees.

The major exhibition sponsor this year is The Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House Foundation, with other sponsorships by Evergreen Art Works, Major Art & Hobby Center, Living Lands and Waters, the Left Bank Art League, The Mississippi Valley Woodcarvers and The Rock Island Art Guild.

Additional awards have been sponsored by local artists in the area of their expertise. These include Marilyn Davis, ceramics; Deborah Doehler, metal work; Jack Wilhoit, photography; Ralph Iaccarino, nature themes; Vernon (Skip) Willits, sculpture; Diane & Joel Franken, original concept; Charles White, whimsy.

A list of the students and prizes will follow upon selection.

Quad City Arts Gallery
1715 Second Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Open to the public & free admission Tues. - Fri. 10 am to 5 pm; Sat. 11 am to 5 pm; (Mondays by appointment only)

Mass Consumption by Lisa Mahar

"Mass Consumption" by Lisa Mahar

Sculpture by Nancy Solbrig

"She Always Tries to Measure Up" by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo

Mixed media works and paintings by Lisa Mahar with sculptural works by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo
March 3, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL

Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Lisa Mahar of Rock Island, IL and Dawn Wohlford-Metallo of Bettendorf, IA for the months of March and April.

Mahar’s goal as an artist is to produce art that people can identify with. Each piece tells a story; her unique style can be described as whimsical, surprising, thoughtful, and playful. She incorporates recycled refuse, intertwined with strokes of brightly colored paint, with bits and pieces of the past. Her work is visually and literally textural and includes paintings and objects. Lisa is a self-taught artist who has been creating and showing her work regionally for twenty years.

Wohlford-Metallo, who directs the Visual Arts program at Quad City Arts, is also a working artist. She creates three-dimensional representations of ideas, feelings, or actions using handmade paper and various other materials. Often inspired by words with multiple meanings, she frequently suggests one definition through visual imagery and another in the title of the piece. Additionally, she will incorporate materials such as old maps into a piece to add another layer of meaning.

Lisa and Dawn have shown their works together in the past and find that their works often address the same issues and share a similar sensibility. Together, the works play off of each other to create a dialogue.

Art @ the Airport Gallery never closes and non-ticketed passengers can drop by the airport to see the exhibits, with just one dollar for parking. The gallery is located in the guest waiting area across from the airport restaurant. Meet a friend for lunch and enjoy the art in this beautiful gallery!

Quad City International Airport Gallery
2200 69th Ave. Moline, IL 61265
Open to the public