WHAT:   Quad   City   Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          September 1- October 26, 2011   

WHERE:       Quad City International Airport Gallery,   2200 69th Ave. ,  Moline ,  IL    

WHO:             Michael Johnson, photography and Donald Noon, sculpture  

In September and October, Art @ the Airport features photography by Michael Johnson and sculptures & drawings by Donald Noon.

Michael Johnson of   Mount Carroll  Illinois   is a photographer that has forty continuous years of studying the landscape of  Northwestern Illinois . He spends most of my time looking at the land and planning the finished image before photographing his image. His beautiful large prints emphasize the rich complexity and specific qualities of light. When planning the appropriate motif, Johnson requires a suitable pattern of shadow and light which can take weeks or months to evaluate and find in the right combination to resolve the composition.

Donald M.  Noon  of   Streator  Illinois   is a sculptor whose work strives to evoke the viewer through reflection and the use of amorphous shapes that stem from Native American culture.  Noon  will be exhibiting his dramatic sculptures based of Monoliths, which have carried spiritual, religious and scientific significance throughout the course of mankind. His sculptures and drawings aim to conjure the significance of this beyond the formal aspects of composition.

Both artists focus on the history and significance of life. One artist addresses the natural beauty and journal of  Northwestern Illinois  landscapes, and the other on the spiritual and human significance of the Native American culture.

Don`t miss this is exhibit just because you don`t have a plane to catch-the lights in the gallery are always on and the airport offers free parking for the first hour. Meet a friend for lunch and enjoy the art! Quad City International airport gallery is easy to access with one hour of free parking to allow plenty of time to browse the exhibit.

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. 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. This gallery and exhibit is generously sponsored by the Quad CityInternational Airport.


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