May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RECEPTION: Friday, May 19th, 7-9 pm
Free and open to the public.
On exhibit from May 12th through June 30th 2017, will be artwork by Stephanie J. Baugh of Monmouth, IL; Karen Blomme of Davenport IA, and Matt Moyer of Columbia, MO.
Stephanie J. Baugh creates abstract panels that are expressions of self; reflecting her experiences, memories and conditions of conscience. Using a variety of techniques and materials, Baugh “distills an object, image, experience, or event down to essential shapes or movements can only happen when I soften my focus on the world and hold onto some quality of the experience that denies realistic representation.”
Karen Blomme presents “Social Exchange,” art based on methods of communication used in our present world. Blomme explains, “Social exchanges such as Emoji and Emoticon pictographics are used through social media to communicate, embrace and express humanistic visual concepts.” She combines depictions of people interacting with symbols people use as shortcuts to communicating. Her work is busy and layered, just as life is when one is having multiple conversations at once on Facebook.
Matt Moyer is a structural abstract artist. Conceptually, his work focuses on water and air distribution systems, both real and imaginary, and the ingenuity and materials needed to design and maintain them. His sculptures have a heavy industrial feel, often employing articulated, implied movement referencing heavy machinery. His pieces, ranging from 9-14’ high, will make full use of Quad City Arts’ 14’ ceilings.
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9 pm on May 19th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.
Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.