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Quad City Arts “Art at the Airport”

Bimonthly Exhibit

The following artists incorporate their views of the world into their own art forms.

In addition to the airport gallery, the artist’s works can be seen and purchased online.

Quad City Arts presents ceramics by Bo Bedilion and acrylic paintings & sculpture by Jay Reed.

March 1 – April 25, 2023

From March 1-April 25, 2023, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents ceramics by Bo Bedilion of Columbia, Missouri, and acrylic paintings and mixed media sculpture by Jay Reed of Ottawa, Illinois.

Bo Bedilion is a ceramics professor and gallery director at Columbia College. His series of vessels and platters focus on form and surface and how it interacts with functional objects. These forms and the colors used in his work take inspiration from the lakes and streams around Columbia, MO and his urban travels around the country. Compositions made up of a series of plates hung on the wall serve both the purpose of being an artwork and its function as a vessel for serving dinner. “Designing the pieces and making the pieces for use is a much more subtle artform than some of the others,” states Bedilion.

Jay Reed is a landscape painter and mixed media artist who focuses on natural environments and materials throughout his work. Reed explains, “I have an intense desire to protect the natural environment and to experience as much of its beauty as possible in my life.” With his paintings, his goal is to create a lifelike scene that viewers can be drawn into. Reed incorporates salvaged materials leftover from building sites to create free standing, mixed media sculptures.


In addition to the airport gallery, the artist’s works can be seen and purchased online:

Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport Gallery

Art at the Airport in The Quad Cities International Airport is easy to find. It is across from the gift shop and restaurant and right before the security checkpoint. The gallery never closes, and you will pay just a dollar for parking.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Support for art exhibitions is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Quad City Arts Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108, or by email.

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