Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 1:31 pm

Quad City Arts presents 'Figure It Out' paintings

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Press release submitted by Quad City Arts


"Figure It Out" paintings by Marc Nelson and Nicole Cisne Durbin, photography by Nadine D'Angelo and wood carvings by Rick Harney

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: January 11-February 15, 2013

RECEPTION: Friday, January 11, 7-9 p.m.

FREE
Quad City Arts' Rock Island Gallery kicks the New Year off with "Figure it Out," a group show featuring works by four artists whose work is based on the human figure.

Marc Nelson, of Kewanee, IL presents a body of work called "Wondrous Strange: Paintings from Hamlet Act I" in which he used mixed media to paint characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Nicole Cisne Durbin, from Rock Island, uses the human body as a canvas on which to paint. She then paints a backdrop, poses the figure in front of it and photographs both. A carefully cropped photograph is the end result.

Naidine D'Angelo, from Moline, uses photo manipulation to combine her original face drawings with one or more of her nature photographs to create a unique portrait.

Rick Harney, of Normal, IL is a wood carver who enjoys capturing the essence of a personality in wood. His works range from realistic and serious to humorous caricatures.

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception on January 11th 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.