Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 11:21 am

Quad City Arts presents paintings and sculptures

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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.