Art Gallery

Contact:   Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director                         

309-793-1213, ext. 108,                             


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WHAT:          Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          July 1, 2015-August 30, 2015

WHERE:        Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL

WHO:            Digital collage by Sara Slee Brown, Pastels by Denice Peters, and Ceramics by Joel Knanishu


Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents artwork by Sara Slee Brown of Iowa City, IA, Denice Peters of Denison, IA and Joel Knanishu of Rock Island for the months of July and August.
Sara Slee Brown is a digital collage artist whose work features rural landscape and buildings. Brown utilizes digital photography and then carefully cuts and layers those images to produce works resembling oil paintings. Her complex mode of collage serves to relay the complexities of memory and relationships revealed in her images of the “every day.”



Denice Peters presents a series of pastel landscapes. Peters has been capturing the beauty of Iowa’s scenery from her studio in Denison, Iowa for 25 years. She is extremely passionate about nature and wishes to document the rural landscape before it disappears.




Joel Knanishu has worked at the craft of pottery for over 45 years. The majority of Knanishu’s pieces are functional, including stoneware bowls, kitchenware, and platters. He blends his own clayand glazes, and works primarily by throwing on the wheel. Over the years he has developed a signature style by using handmade stamps and applied slips to add texture, pattern and color to his carefully constructed forms.


Art @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find—just across from the gift shop and restaurant and before the security check-point. Hours are based on the flight schedule, so viewing is preferred to be between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  You’ll pay just a dollar for parking for an hour.

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.



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