Sisters Megan and Kristin Quinn Exhibited at Quad Cities Airport Gallery
her sister, Megan Quinn, of Rock Island, on display through June 30.
Megan Quinn is a professor at Augustana College in Rock Island, while Kristin Quinn is a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Megan is a ceramic artist, and Kristin is a painter.
The two sisters grew up in a family of five children with parents who were educators, and their dad was a physicist who specialized in optics and provided access to visually stimulating apparatuses: prisms,
lenses, holograms, etc. Along with lessons on the natural world, they were encouraged to ask questions.
Growing up learning to really look at things and question how things work or what causes things to be the way they are, informs the way they look at art and how they approach their work, according to a Quad City Arts release. Although Megan and Kristin are different artistically, both enjoy experimentation and are inspired by nature and science.
These sister artists approach their very different art forms with a similar sensibility. In addition to the airport gallery, the artist’s works can be seen and purchased online: https://www.quadcityarts.com/art-at-the-airport.html.
Art at the Airport in The Quad Cities 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.