Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director
309-793-1213, ext. 108, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— April 22, 2019
WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport Exhibition
WHEN: May 2- July 1, 2019
WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL
WHO: Jan Friedman of Iowa City, IA, Tim Kowalczyk of Minonk, IL,and Kelly Schrader of Davenport, IA
Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents woven tapestries by Jan Friedman, clay sculpturesby Tim Kowalczyk, and mixed media works by Kelly Schrader from May 2-July 1, 2019.
Jan Friedman incorporates the colors and textures of nature in her woven tapestries and fiber collages. She intertwines a variety of found objects from nature such as leaves, twigs and stones with vividly dyed yarns, to create rich geometric wall hangings.
Tim Kowalczyk says, “I make stuff out of stuff that looks like other stuff.” In other words, he uses clay and glazes to create sculptures that look amazingly like the real object that he replicates. He has the ability to make clay look like metal, cardboard, rust or even plastic. This process makes the viewer look at something that would normally be overlooked as garbage or packaging.
Kelly Schrader’s work can be described as an exploration of art’s ability to imitate life. She uses a broad range of conventional art materials, in addition to objects she encounters during her everyday life. Schrader is influenced by artists such as Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Duchamp, whose works frequently featured non-art and everyday materials. She believes that art and life cannot be separated, and therefore everything that exists in life can possibly be used within her work. Common themes Schrader deals with are time, process, identity and image.
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 at email@example.com.