QUAD CITY ARTS Presents:
“Rainbows and Sunshine” by Lisa Mahar
“Across from the Blue House” by Jessica Bingham
at Quad City Arts Gallery: 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL
This show will run: August 23rd through October 11th, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 23, 7-9 pm
On exhibit from August 23rd through October 11th, 2019, will be mixed media works by Lisa Mahar of Rock Island, IL and paintings by Jessica Bingham of Peoria, IL.
Whether painting on canvas, furniture or assembling collages, Lisa Mahar uses bright colors to tell stories with her art. She uses symbology and words in her art to send messages of empowerment to women. Uplifting, spiritual and happy are other adjectives that best describe her work.
Jessica Bingham presents “Across from the Blue House.” Bingham uses acrylic paint, ink and graphite on unstretched, raw and misshapen canvas to express her feelings about love, loss, and childhood memories. Bingham is “interested in moments that reveal the harsh reality of the human condition, and the ways in which we mask pain.”
Both artists create deeply personal work that reflect experiences everyone can relate to.
The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary food and beverages from 7-9pm on August 23rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.