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QUAD CITIES CONVENTION AND VISITORS CENTER: Quad City Arts Gallery Show to be held October 11

By Rock Island Today Reports | Oct 9, 2019


Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Center recently issued the following announcement.

On exhibit from August 23rd through October 11th, 2019, will be paintings and floor pieces by Jessica Bingham of Peoria, IL, and mixed media works by Lisa Mahar of Rock Island, IL.

Jessica Bingham presents “Across from the Blue House.” Bingham uses acrylic paint, ink and graphite on unstretched, raw and misshapen canvas to express her feelings about love, loss, childhood memories and cemeteries. She also creates some sculptural pieces that relate to funerary objects like wreaths and burial plots.

Whether painting on canvas, furniture or assembling collages, Lisa Mahar uses bright colors to tell stories with her art. She uses symbology and words in her art to send messages of empowerment to women. Uplifting, spiritual and happy are other adjectives that best describe her work.

Both artists create deeply personal work that reflect experiences everyone can relate to.

The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on August 23rd 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. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108, or by email at dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

WHAT: “The Neighborhood Within” by Jessica Bingham & Works by Lisa Mahar

WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: August 23rd through October 11th, 2019

RECEPTION: Friday, August 23, 7-9 pm

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