August 25 – October 13: “Out and About”
On exhibit from August 25 through October 13, 2017, will be artworks by numerous regional artists in an exhibition titled “Out and About.” For the first time, Quad City Arts and MidCoast Fine Arts are collaborating to produce a bi-state, regional art competition and exhibition.
All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities were invited to submit artwork of any medium that relates to “Out and About,” for a juried, group exhibition divided between Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery and the Casement Gallery at Bucktown Center for the Arts. The opening reception will be August 25th from 6-9 pm, coinciding with “Final Friday” at Bucktown Center for the Arts and the “Alternating Currents Festival” in downtown Davenport. Both organizations encourage participants to walk or bicycle over the Arsenal Bridge to attend all three events and make the evening a creative immersion in the outdoors.
On exhibit from October 20th through December 1st 2017, will be photography by Mike Leinhauser of Bettendorf, IA, and assemblages by Kathy Svec of Ames, Iowa.
Mike Leinhauser presents “Observations Along the Road of Life, a collection of photographs from past to present.” Culminating in landscapes, portraits, and stills, Mike’s “road” is his life over the last 40 years and the things that caught his eye as he walked through it. He beautifully documents things that others miss, like the fog on the river, frost on weeds in a ditch, the texture of a pear. Selected favorites will include black and white, as well as color images.
Kathy Svec presents “Boxed Books.” Svec is a mixed medium collage artist. Her assemblages in deep frames and boxes incorporate hand-bound books, postcards, and similar message-delivering formats that showcase text gathered from fiction and non-fiction. Svec’s assemblages illustrate the words. She explains, “There is always required reading at my shows!”
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9 pm on October 20th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.