Quad City Arts; Art at the Airport


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:21 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Arts


WHAT: Quad City Arts' Art @ the Airport

WHEN: November 6, 2012-January 1, 2013

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

WHO: Wood creations by the Quad City Wood Turner's Club and The art of Rug Hooking by various artists

PARKING: $1/hour


Through the holidays, Art @ the Airport features the art of woodturning by the Quad City Woodturners, and the art of rug hooking by local and regional rug hooking artisans.

The Quad Cities Wood Turners Club is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and is composed of wood turners from eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. The chapter meets for the purpose of getting to know other turners and sharing ideas. Meetings include mentoring sessions, critiques, shop tips, demonstrations and panel discussions of turning techniques and tools. The art of woodturning has gained popularity and critical acclaim in recent years. The club provides members with a place to learn new techniques and enjoy some friendly competition that keeps members striving to create ever more complex and beautiful objects.

Over the course of a hundred years or more, rug hooking went from being a chore of necessity/poverty, to a pastime, to an art form. Artisans use scraps of wool, recycled wool clothing or new wool, cut it into strips and then hook the colored strips through fabric to create pictures. Most people don't realize that there is a local guild of mostly women who share patterns and ideas and create works of art through the method of rug hooking. Julie Stamper, from Bettendorf, is a guild member who proposed an exhibit of hooked artwork from regional and national artists to bring awareness of this art form to the community.


Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, Quad City Arts Partners and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency) and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. This gallery and exhibit is generously sponsored by the Quad City International Airport.


















 



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