WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport
WHEN: May 1, 2015-June 30, 2015
WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL
WHO: Mixed media by Helen S. Flack, Emily Christenson and Jacki Olson
Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Helen S. Flack of Blue Grass, IA; Emily Christenson of Moline, IL and Jacki Olson of Rock Island, IL for the months of May and June.
Helen S. Flack, Emily Christenson and Jacki Olson (artwork shown above, respectively) present a collaborative show wherein the works of all three artists relate to the natural world, its geographical surface, power and resilience. The artists regularly visit new sites to draw inspiration from nature, history and the landscape. Flack and Olson have been friends since childhood and have shared studio space off and on. Flack works in mixed media, sculpture and encaustic-a mixture of beeswax, resin and pigments resulting in a texturally rich surface similar to a topographical map. Olson works in encaustic, printmaking and drawing. Christenson’s use of sumi ink relies on the interaction between nature and her artistic materials resulting in the unique paintings presented in this show. The artists draw inspiration from their interaction with and exploration of nature.
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.