Through March 1, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents “A Trip Back in Time” with Drew Morton’s digital drawings of airport runways, Peter Mauney’s time lapse photographs of airplane arrivals and departures along with a selection of Mid-Century Modern artifacts on loan from Fred and Ethel’s 50’s antiques, the Putnam Museum and Science Center and private collections.

Quad City Arts Exhibit Features Drew Morton And Peter MauneyDrew Morton explains, “This series of airport runways emerged from a larger series called my ‘everydays’ where I created a piece of digital art every day for eight years. It allowed me to fall into and explore different styles and techniques. For designing these images, I began by looking at airport runway maps and blended them with my not-so-secret love of mid-century design elements.” The digital drawings on display represent actual airport runways around the world.

Pete Mauney works in Tivoli, New York, where he lives with his photographer wife and two young children. He studied film at NYU before taking a break, eventually receiving his BA and then MFA in photography from Bard College. Always a night person, he has been photographing in the dark since his first serious roll of film. For this series, he camped out in select locations for hours at a time with his camera aperture open to capture the light emitted from airplanes and stars as they moved through the night sky.

Both artists works can be seen and purchased online:

Art at the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from the gift shop and restaurant and right before the security checkpoint. The gallery never closes, and you will pay just a dollar for parking.


Quad City Arts Exhibit Features Drew Morton And Peter Mauney
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