Art Gallery

Contact:   Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director                          

309-793-1213, ext. 108,



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— December 27, 2016

WHAT:          Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          January 4-February 28, 2017

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

WHO:             Paintings by Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson and Kelly Eddington; fused glass by Barb McKinlay

Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson of Davenport, IA, Kelly Eddington of Monroe City, MO, and Barb McKinlay of Dubuque, IA for the months of January and February.

Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson presents her series, Architecture of Nature, inspired by the interior of Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. After seeing the Sagrada Familia in person, she wanted to explore the organic architectural forms in through her artwork.

Kelly Eddington creates hyper-realistic watercolor paintings. She assembles objects together that are visually interesting and notoriously difficult to render. Marbles, jewelry and glass feature prominently in her work. She likes to create juxtapositions in her painting using elements from her life; the feminine represented by baubles versus the masculine represented by a rusty fishing lure. 



Barb McKinlay’s FACES collection of fused glass pieces shows the emotions, strength and beauty of women’s faces; real and imagined. Her work is made with a variety of colored art glass, which she cut and fused together using a heating process

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.


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