WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island


EXHIBITION DATES: February 1st through March 22nd, 2019



WHAT: “Esprit De Corps: The Brotherhood of Paratroopers, Rangers, and Special Forces at War” by Kenneth Cunningham & “Sophisticated Disobedience” by Brian Schulz

RECEPTION: Friday, February 8th, 7-9 pm



 Kenneth Cunningham presents “Esprit De Corps: The Brotherhood of Paratroopers, Rangers, and Special Forces at War.

Kenneth’s work is heavily influenced by the time he spent as a Ranger/Paratrooper in the army. He evokes a sense of mystery and danger through his compositions, but his main focus is the feeling of brotherhood that sustained him then and now. By adding planetary bodies to his paintings, Kenneth depicts his interest in astronomy and references the “in field” discussions of science and theology.


Brian Schulz presents Sophisticated Disobedience.”

On exhibit from February 1st through March 22nd, 2019, will be paintings by Kenneth Cunningham of Eldridge, IA, and spray-paint collages by Brain Schulz of Davenport, IA.

Schultz uses street art techniques and a large array of mediums to create dynamic collages on canvas.  “Sophisticated Disobedience” is about truth, lies and contradiction. Schulz states that “this show is designed to make you challenge the information we are fed daily. Question everything and trust nothing.” Through the use of newspaper articles which can be partially read beneath the paint, he provides the basis of the propaganda that he feels should be questioned.


Both Cunningham and Schulz use art to express personal beliefs and portray significant experiences in their lives.  


The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on February 8th 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 dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

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