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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 acrylic paintints by Tony Seabolt and ceramics by Gary Beaumont

November 2 – January 2, 2023

Tony Seabolt is a painter of over 30 years with a Fine Arts degree from Blackhawk College. He works in an abstract style that explores the visual relationships between music, meditation, and space/color relationships. “I enjoy giving the viewers something to contemplate and provoke their own imaginations,” says Seabolt of his vibrant series of paintings. His lyrical abstractions combine many aspects of recognizable forms to make each work seem familiar and bring out a reaction from the viewer.

Gary Beaumont became a ceramist after a 35-year career in communications at the University of Illinois. His crystalline ceramics series comes from carefully crafting pieces with the goal of making something unique. His platters and tiles convey a sense of the spirit of humanity, made from earth and created in a uniquely artistic way. “I often think about early people sitting around a fire, discovering how heat made clay turn hard, and then shaping this clay into useful containers,” says Beaumont about his process. “Most importantly, they made their pots interesting to look at by adding color and texture and imagery. My goal is similar.”

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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