October 20 – December 1
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.
“Con/In-Fluence,” works by Steve Banks and Philip Laber, both of Davenport, IA, will be on exhibit from December 8 through January 26.
Steve Banks is most well-known for his extravagant use of mixed media. Banks creates mixed media painted constructions (primarily on canvas) utilizing oil paint, cardboard, fabric and carved wood.
Philip Laber creates traditional intaglio prints with a digital component (primarily the colored areas) along with large pastels and paintings. Both artists explore popular culture with juxtapositions of classical culture references and personal mythologies. The whimsical line work and playful colors found in both artists’ pieces belie their more serious undertones.
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9 pm on December 8 at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.