WHAT:Sky Weft” by Emily Newman & Photographs by Randy Richmond


WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island


EXHIBITION DATES: October 18th through December 6th, 2019


RECEPTION: Friday, October 18th, 7-9 pm




On exhibit from October 18th through December 6th, 2019, will be drawings by Emily Newman of Des Moines, IA, and photographs by Randy Richmond of Muscatine, IA.

Emily Newman presents “Sky Weft”

Newman’s work deals with time and space. She makes contrasts in her art between small woven landscapes and outer space. The artist choses to explore pictorial space and actual space, through various fiber compositions.  She uses the compositions as a metaphor to connect people to a place.


Randy Richmond will show photographic “sketches” that come from the creative process he uses to arrive at his “Nature Morte” images. Richmond creates still life scenarios indoors in order to work out the relationships between objects, before taking them outside to photograph during the last light of the day. The making of these images is integral in the creative process and illustrates, that no matter how much technology is introduced into the medium of photography there is more to creating a compelling image then pushing a button.


Both artists use complex creative processes to create work that is not only beautiful, but thought provoking.


The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on October 18th 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.

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