Art @ the Airport: November & December
November and December feature works by Jeff Little of Bloomington, IL, and members of the Quad Cities Woodturners Club.
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.
Art @ the Airport: January & February
January and February will feature works by Kelly Eddington of Monroe City, MO, Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson of Davenport, IA, and Barb McKinlay of Dubuque, IA.
Kelly Eddington creates hyper-realistic watercolor paintings. She assembles objects together that are visually interesting and notoriously difficult to render. Marbles, jewelry and glass feature prominently in her work. She likes to create juxtapositions in her painting using elements from her life; the feminine represented by baubles versus the masculine represented by a rusty fishing lure.
Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson presents her series, Architecture of Nature, inspired by the interior of Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. After seeing the Sagrada Familia in person, she wanted to explore the organic architectural forms in through her artwork.
Barb McKinlay’s FACES collection of fused glass pieces shows the emotions, strength and beauty of women’s faces; real and imagined. Her work is made with a variety of colored art glass, which she cut and fused together using a heating process.