Quad City Arts presents paintings and sculptures


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 11:21 am
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Press release submitted by Quad City Arts Visual Arts


WHAT: Inside, Outside, All Around the Town: Paintings & sculptures by Charles Knudsen, and paintings by Carolyn Mastroianni

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: February 21-April 5, 2013

RECEPTION: Friday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.

FREE
Quad City Arts' Rock Island Gallery presents paintings & sculptures by Charles Knudsen along with paintings by Carolyn Mastroianni.

Charles Knudsen is a Rock Island artist whose work is best described as "a gathering of cultures and styles." Using a multitude of materials to express his ideas, Knudsen produces vibrant paintings and sculptures. His surfaces visually pop with the designs he creates by laying color on top of color and patterning his marks. Textures are both real and illusionary. Often his pieces tell a story, or comment on a social situation or human condition.

Carolyn Mastroianni, of Freeport, IL presents "Inside, Outside, All Around the Town," paintings that show interplay between geometric, man-made patterns and the organic forms of nature. She states, "In my work, I attempt to combine simplicity and the obvious with the unexpected to create an image encased in a moment of mystery. My interest in the way man interacts with and/or detracts from our environment, often finds its way onto the canvas."

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception on March 1st from 7-9 pm. Free.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 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. 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. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108.



















 



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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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