Art @ the Airport: September & October
September and October feature works by the Cedar River Artisans.
The Cedar River Artisans is a group of professional artists based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Members include: Nancy Lindsay, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Tom Newport, Lou Wendel, Karen Kurka Jensen, Dean Dunkel, Julie Kottal and Marty Mitchell. Individually the members are recognized artists, several of who are represented in the permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and other institutions. The works displayed include oil paintings, sumi-e paintings and sculptures made of steel, wood fired clay and fiber. From realistic landscapes and vistas to abstracts, this exhibition has something for all tastes.
This exhibition features 8 artists and is entitled, “New Works.” In addition to the art on display in the gallery, three large, stainless steel sculptures by Tom Newport (above) are on exhibit on the median outside the airport. This is the first time that outdoor sculpture has been a part of Art @ the Airport.
Art @ the Airport: November & December
November and December will feature works by the Trent Foltz
of Geneseo, IL, Jeff Little of Bloomington, IL, and members of the Quad Cities Woodturners Club.
Trent Foltz is a photographer familiar with the outdoors and all of its inherent beauty and mystery. His subjects range from ‘ruralscapes’ to cityscapes, and everything in between. In this exhibition he explores the Midwestern riverbanks from a unique vantage point; a kayak. His photographs capture ancient trees grappling on the edge between water and land. The gnarled root systems come alive in Foltz’s black and white images.
Jeff Little has spent many hours walking through the woods and fields of his native state of Illinois. His admiration of nature and the Midwestern landscape is clear in his vibrant paintings. His technique creates a visual rhythm, relating to the sounds and feeling of being outdoors.
The Quad Cities Woodturners Club is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and is composed of wood turners from eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. The chapter meets for the purpose of getting to know other turners and sharing ideas. Meetings include mentoring sessions, critiques, shop tips, demonstrations and panel discussions of turning techniques and tools. The art of woodturning has gained popularity and critical acclaim in recent years. The club provides members with a place to learn new techniques and enjoy some friendly competition that keeps members striving to create ever more complex and beautiful objects.