WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport
WHEN: March 1, 2015-April 30, 2015
WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL
WHO: Pastels by Lee Kimball, mixed media works by Diane Naylor
and sculpture by Terry Rathje
Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Lee Kimball of Orion, IL, Diane Naylor of Fairfield, IA and Terry Rathje of Long Grove, IA for the months of March and April.
Lee Kimball presents his exquisitely rendered pastels featuring the Midwest landscape and scenes of rural life. Kimball spent twenty-five years working in the graphic design and illustration field; eventually directing his own design/illustration studio. Kimball began working in pastels after years of painting watercolors and found the medium to provide an exciting avenue for his artistic goals.
Diane Naylor presents “Peace, Love and Compassion,” consisting of 8 panels that create one large piece. Naylor’s work features symbolism based in many religions including Taoist, Buddhist, and Judeo-Christian. Naylor’s mixture of symbols and animals are meant to convey compassion for all things great and small and the world as a whole. Naylor takes great care in representing the animals through a highly sophisticated oil technique. The care she takes in her paintings reflects the greater meaning in her work; to live with compassion towards people, animals and the world.
Terry Rathje presents sculpture and assemblage works created from his imagination and his exploration of architecture, 3-D imaging and varied technological and graphic design elements. Rathje received his MFA from the University of Iowa and currently teaches graphic design at Western Illinois University.
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.
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.