Local artists set up exhibit in Quad City Art Gallery

Emily Newman - Through the Trees

On exhibit from October 18th through December 6th, 2019, will be drawings by Emily Newman of Des Moines, IA, and photographs by Randy Richmond of Muscatine, IA. Reception

will be held Friday, October 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Quad City Art Gallery, Rock Island.

Emily Newman presents “Sky Weave” Newman’s work deals with time and space. She makes contrasts in her art between small woven landscapes and outer space. The artist chooses to explore pictorial space and actual space, through various fiber compositions.  She uses the compositions as a metaphor to connect people to a place.

Randy Richmond – Nature Morte

Randy Richmond presents “The Set Table: Forks on the Left, Metaphors on the Right” photographic “sketches” that come from the creative process he uses to arrive at his “Nature Morte” images. Richmond creates still life scenarios indoors in order to work out the relationships between objects, before taking them outside to photograph during the last light of the day. The making of these images is integral in the creative process and illustrates, that no matter how much technology is introduced into the medium of photography there is more to creating a compelling image then pushing a button.

Both artists use complex creative processes to create work that is not only beautiful but thought provoking.

The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on October 18th at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.

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 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.