In our fast paced world, it’s important to take time to appreciate the simple beauty of locally created art. On exhibit from February 2nd through March 23rd, 2017, will be simplistic and calming paintings by Holly Kimball of Galesburg, IL and Brad Bisbey of Moline, IL, with awe inspiring wood sculptures and furniture by Jay Stratton of Bettendorf.

Holly Kimball’s pieces are fresh, vibrant and the subject matter is preserved, soulful, and sensitive.  She interplays background and foreground for a sense of mystery and subtlety within the graceful, fluid motion of the broken strokes and soft edges.

Brad Bisbey’s gestural landscapes and portraits seek to bring out the spontaneity of the moment when painting to describe what he is seeing and how he feels about what he is seeing.


Jay Stratton creates highly figural wood sculptures that twist and turn up to 6’ tall!  He also creates artistic wood furniture including tables, stools, and lidded vessels.


Take time to slow down and relax in our gallery while this exhibit is on display until March 23rd.


The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9 pm on February 17, 2018 at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.

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 Arts • 1715 - 2nd Avenue • Rock Island, Illinois
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