Art Gallery

WHAT:          Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          March 3, 2014-April 30, 2014

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

WHO:             Mixed media works and paintings by Lisa Mahar with sculptural works by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo.


Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Lisa Mahar of Rock Island, IL and Dawn Wohlford-Metallo of Bettendorf, IA for the months of March and April.

Mahar’s goal as an artist is to produce artthat people can identify with. Each piecetells a story; her unique style can be described as whimsical, surprising, thoughtful, and playful. She incorporates recycled refuse, intertwined with strokes of brightly colored paint, with bits and pieces of thepast. Her work is visually and literally textural and includes paintings and objects. Lisa is a self-taught artist who has been creating and showing her work regionally for twenty years.


Wohlford-Metallo, who directs the Visual Arts program at Quad City Arts, is also a working artist. She creates three-dimensional representations of ideas, feelings, or actions using handmade paper and various other materials. Often inspired by words with multiple meanings, she frequently suggests one definition through visual imagery and another in the title of the piece. Additionally, she will incorporate materials such as old maps into a piece to add another layer of meaning.

Lisa and Dawn have shown their works together in the past and find that their works often address the same issues and share a similar sensibility. Together, the works play off of each other to create a dialogue.

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. 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.

Contact:   Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director                        
309-793-1213, ext. 108