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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:02

Contemporary Works by Lori Miller, Connie Peterson, Mary Phelan & Angela Dieffenbach

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: February 17-April 6, 2012


RECEPTION: Friday, February 17, 7-9 pm


From February 17-April 6 at Quad City Arts Rock Island gallery, Contemporary Works by an eclectic group of women will be displayed. Lori Miller from Eldridge, IA, uses vividly colored fabrics mounted to a black background to create mosaic images. Her work is primarily inspired by nature.

Also showing is Connie Peterson, from Iowa City. Connie searched for graphic patterns in the landscape around Sutliff, Iowa, photographed them in black and white, made the images grainy and then printed them on canvas. She then painted on top of the photographs with black and white acrylic paint to emphasize select parts and push them toward abstraction.

Chicago painter Mary Phelan enjoys exploring the everyday images found in her urban neighborhood, but with an eye to the universal forces alive within them. This perspective is driven by a long-held interest in Asian design-especially the Landform School of Feng Shui, which holds, for example, that every

Electric-line or roof edge has the power to retard or accelerate Qi or life force.

Ceramic sculptor, Angela Dieffenbach, approaches clay sculpture like a chemist. Her sculptures not only resemble molecular forms, but she creates unique surface glazes by combining medications with specific atmospheric conditions within the kiln.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on February 17th from 7-9 pm, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work.

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.

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