Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director
309-793-1213, ext. 108, email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— November 5, 2013
WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport
WHEN: November 5, 2013-January 2, 2014
WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL
WHO: Paintings by Rosalie Waranius Vass and Aaron Butcher, with mixed media sculptures by Nancy Solbrig
Exhibiting in November and December at the Quad City International Airport Gallery is Rosalie Waranius Vass of Batavia, IL, Nancy Solbrig of Rock Island, IL and Aaron Butcher of Dubuque, IA. Rosalie’s paintings burst with the reflections and experiences of her childhood adventures and adult travel. The desert, the ocean, the mountains and the architecture of her world travel all find a place in her work; never as one scene from one location but a blenderful of images from many times and places. She has painted flocks of sheep, herds of cows, choirs of angels, and countless towns, cities, palaces, bridges, and cemeteries. Her paintings are like random pages out of the diary of her life.
Nancy takes broken objects like old electronic gadgets, found objects and even elements found in nature and puts them altogether to form whimsical, humorous sculptures.
Aaron combines both abstract and literal imagery in his drawings. His work is a response to spontaneous mark making, enhanced by the addition of collage. The result is funny, unique and sometimes weird characters that invite the viewer to respond with their own stories.
Escape the holiday madness by treating yourself to a trip to the airport for this lighthearted and fun exhibition.
The work will be for sale and can be purchased for holiday gift giving. Art @ the Airport Gallery never closes and non-ticketed passengers can drop by the airport to see the exhibits, with just one dollar for parking.
The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Quad City Arts is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts. This gallery and exhibit is generously sponsored by the Quad City International Airport.