Winter and Burrito Palace, Elaine Miller

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 13, 2021) — From now through January 28, 2022, Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller. The public is invited to attend the closing reception on January 29, 11AM-1PM, where the artist will be present, and refreshments will be served.

Elaine Miller, of Chicago, Illinois, presents four large-scale paintings depicting the four seasons, along with smaller canvases. Miller states, “This work is my life's work. It is a homage to the magnificence of nature and a lament for its decimation. In these paintings, I work to convey the many layers of reality through the elements of the landscape genre. Sometimes, the landscape is a record of the emotions and relationships of humanity, a witness to the big circle of seasons that continuously spins part our private triumphs and losses. Many times, the paintings are a documentation of the timeless mysteries of nature and its continuing downward spiral. As we move together into uncertain prospects, it is the hope and purpose of my practice to work towards creative solutions to a regenerative and ethical future, a hope that sustains my work and life.”

The artist’s works can be viewed and purchased online at

Quad City Arts is a non-profit 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, 10AM-5PM, and Saturday, 11AM–5PM. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108, or by e-mail at

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