Art @ the Airport: July & August
Works by Sam Schold of Sherrard, IL, with Carrie and Nicholas Baxter of Freeport, IL.
Sam Schold, of Sherrard, IL makes ukuleles, guitars and even amplifiers from cigar boxes made of Spanish cedar. He builds everything except the box from a variety of beautiful woods. The necks, fretboards and headstocks are all handmade. Schold states, “I like to use surprise elements such metal hinges or drawer pulls, when I need a functional component.” His instruments are beautifully playable, but also serve as collectible art.
Married artists, Carrie and Nicholas Baxter, present textured paintings and colored photographs highlighting Yellowstone National Park. The two embarked on this series in honor of the centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service on August 25, 2016. Carrie’s paintings focus on the colors and textures of the microbial mats that are found in and around the hot-springs. Nicholas’s photographs compliment her paintings with imagery of the microbial mats and the landscapes they engulf.
Art @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find-just across from the gift shop and restaurant and before the security check-point. It never closes and you’ll pay just a dollar for parking.