Quad City Arts is proud to present three gifted Midwestern artists: Ralph Scott of East Galesburg, Illinois; Andrea Van Wyk of Pella, Iowa; and Terry Rathje of Long Grove, Iowa.

Community members can view artwork from these three amazing artists at Art at the Airport, located in the Quad City International Airport Gallery (2200 69th Avenue Moline) Monday – Friday through Aug 31. Admission is free, and parking is only $1.

A little more about the artists:

Ralph Scott – Scott manipulates cell-phone images to create digital paintings, and through the use of software, the artist can achieve painterly effects or rework his compositions to place emphasis on their most important details. He also combines images, such as a tricycle with clouds, to create an otherworldly effect, with Scott’s finished images consequently printed on aluminum.

Andrea Van Wyk – Andrea paints realistic magnifications of flowers and spiral staircases on large canvases, ranging in sizes 48”x 72” and 60”x 48”.  She collects images of what she wishes to paint while traveling throughout the U.S. and overseas, then settles into her studio to interpret her findings with oil paint.

Terry Rathje – Terry creates sculptures (among other things) by first drawing out his ideas, then making a model, then laminating large quantities of wood together, then shaping the wood using tools including grinders, saws and sometimes fire. Why go through all this effort? Rathje explains, “There are many reasons to make things, but at the heart of it is a compulsion for expression; an obsession to make things to get them out of your head and into the world, to leave yourself a milepost that marks the passage of time and an accumulation of effort.”

For more information, please visit https://www.quadcityarts.com/art-at-the-airport.html.


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