Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director
309-793-1213, ext. 108, email@example.com
WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport Exhibition
WHEN: June 30-August 30, 2017
WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL
Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Sam Schold of Sherrard, IL, with Carrie and Nicholas Baxter of Freeport, ILfor the months of July and August.
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. Nick’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 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.
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.