Nov 1-Dec 31, 2017
Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL

Quad City Arts’ Art @ the Airport presents abstract landscape paintings by Kent A Broadbent of Annawan, IL, and Rhonda Gates of Rockford, IL with ceramic sculptures by Linda Lewis, of West Des Moines.


Both painters use different approaches and styles to suggest and interpret landscape rather than to describe a particular place. Gates’ paintings are structured and geometric; created with heavy, vigorous brushwork applied thickly to give a “sensuous, tangible quality of mass” to the suggestion of landscape and atmosphere. Gates’ body of work is titled, “Landscape: a Portrait of the Artist.” Her paintings portray “an emotional character of the feelings engendered in me through immersion within particular landscapes.” Broadbent’s gestural and interpretive landscapes combine line and color to show movement and evoke emotion.


For Linda Lewis, “Working with clay and the human form allows me to create a world in which a story can unfold, and allows me to connect people to one another in a way sometimes words cannot.” Through clay, Lewis expresses common threads of the human experience by using the figure, imagery and gesture as powerful narrative tools.

Art @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find-just across from the gift shop and restaurant and before the security check-point. It never closes and you’ll 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 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

Quad City International Airport • 2200 69th Avenue • Moline, Illinois
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