Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director
309-793-1213, ext. 108, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quad City Arts "Art @ the Airport" presents paintings by Julia Kulish and Juliet Stock, with functional ceramic art by Natalya Sots, from October 30-January 1, 2020.
Julia Kulish, from Center Point, IA, paints large scale florals using numerous layers of oil glazes. She focuses on the graceful, sinuous line found in the structure of petals and foliage found in her immense home gardens. Often her compositions depict the chaos of flowers in their natural state, intertwined with one another. Julia’s penchant for painting flowers in front of dramatic skies creates a theatrical, energetic scene unlike a typical still life of a flower in a vase.
Juliet Stock, from Bettendorf, is a self-taught artist whose technique for depicting florals and landscapes incorporates carving through acrylic paint on gesso board. By carving through the paint, Juliet emphasizes lines and shapes, and creates patterns and textures in the surface of her work. Her use of black creates depth and causes her jewel toned colors to pop. Within Stock’s abstract paintings, a viewer can easily imagine themselves on some fantastical island with unlimited paths in which to turn and something interesting to see in every direction.
Natalya Sots is a ceramic artist originally from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, but has lived in Chicago’s suburb of Schaumburg, since 2002. She got started as an artist in high school when she worked at a ceramics factory where she decorated the dishes before they were glazed and fired. She continued this work while attending school at the University of Semipalatinsk where she completed a degree in Art Education. Natalya combines her love of painting with her unique and whimsical teapots, cups, bowls and other functional pieces, which are in demand at regional art fairs.
All three women create artwork that brings joy, color and life into the world in new ways.
Art @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from the gift shop and restaurant and right before the security checkpoint. The gallery never closes, and you will pay just a dollar for parking.
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 Monday-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 email@example.com.