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Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director

309-793-1213, ext. 108,



WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport Exhibition

WHEN: September 4-October 28, 2019

WHERE: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL

WHO: Collages by Amber Williams and paintings by Carla Markwart with artistic birdhouses by 20 Quad City artists.


Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents collages by Amber Williams, painting by Carla Markwart and artistic birdhouses by 20 Quad City Artists, from September 4-October 28, 2019.


Amber WilliamsAmber Williams creates fascinating collages out of repurposed magazines and paper. She uses many themes in her work including aquatic, landscapes and animals. Her compositions have an incredible amount of detail and her color palette is stunning, filled with a menagerie of patterns and texture. This series of work is titled “Paradise and More.”


Carla MarkwartCarla Markwart creates brilliantly colored acrylic paintings on paper and canvases. Her earlier work has an emphasis on abstract interiors, while later pieces depict abstract versions of downtown Chicago, where the artist was born. Her work has an architectural flair to it and draws the viewer in with her many angles, shapes and bright colors.


Adding whimsey, creativity and imagination to this exhibit will be birdhouses created by twenty Quad City Artists including Peter Xiao, Lisa Mahar, Dawn Wohlford, David Zahn, Steve Sinner, Megan Quinn, Kristin Quinn, Gail Ray, Philip Laber, Kathleen Washington, Carolyn Kruger, Michael & Kelly Bird, Kelly Schrader, Skip Willits, Bruce Wood, Amy Neilson, Bill Wohlford, Rick Frels, Dorothy Beach and Ryan McGuire.


Peter XiaoArt @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just 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 at