Exhibition Calendar

and Current Exhibitions

We live in an area infused with artis­tic vital­ity. Thank you to over 40 artists who applied for Mid­Coast exhi­bi­tions. Excit­ing, var­ied, beau­ti­ful and chal­leng­ing are adjec­tives that linger after see­ing the applicant’s images.

Some artists will be first-time MidCoast exhibitors and some are recognized professionals showing new works.

Gallery West

1629 2nd Avenue, Rock Island

in part­ner­ship with The ARTery & DARI
(Devel­op­ment Asso­ci­a­tion of Rock Island)

Bucktown Gallery

225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport

Centre Station

1200 River Drive, Moline

in partnership with MetroLink

Decem­ber 2019—Jan­u­ary 2020

Tony Seabolt

(mixed media, paintings)

February—March

Jane Doty & Amber Williams

(paintings and collages)

second floor: Sam McFarland

(stained glass, paintings)

Decem­ber 2019—Jan­u­ary 2020

Teresa Mesich + Jeanne O’Melia

(paintings, mixed media parade floats)

February—March

Glen Lowry, Juliet Stock and

Barbara Toner

(printmaking, painting and

fused glass)

Through February 2020

CraigMiller

(photography)

Through April 2020

Jane Elizabeth

(pastels)

midcoast gallery at Bucktown

 

Closed to meet state health regulations:

Grand Finale Closing Reception on

March 27, 6 to 9 p.m. 

Jane Doty and Amber Williams

Through March 28, 2020

Bucktown MidCoast Gallery

Jane Doty retired from teaching in 2013, set up a studio at home and embarked on learning painting. She became a professional artist in 2015 when she came on board at Bucktown Center for the Arts and sold her works out of the MidCoast Artists’ Market. Her career climbed to a new level when she was commissioned to create works for the new Merrill Hotel through her representation in the Sunrise Gallery in Muscatine. Like Williams, she pursues experimentation: “In my paintings, manipulating the colors, light, depth and texture of what I see is my challenge.” Her subjects range from representation to abstraction. She says ”Holding onto a moment of beauty, a memory, a story, is why I paint.”  Her new gallery,

closer to her  home, is The Painted Owl. 

Amber Williams has worked in collage since childhood and refocused on the medium in 2010. “I deconstruct materials by color, pattern, shape, etc. to create new images.” Her new collages expand the kinds of materials and processes she incorporates, including underlying collages, chips of paint, feathers and polyacrylic phototransfers. She also has moved from landscapes above ground to playful interpretations of sea creatures. The common ground connection between the types of images is experimentation.

Sam McFarland

Through March 28, 2020

Bucktown Second Floor

Sam McFarland is an independent tattoo artist by day and whenever possible she works in kiln-fired vitreous glass paints and stained glass after tending to her twins and family. She notes that her first spark of inspiration originated during watercolor classes with Ralph Iaccarino, which led to AP art classes at United Township High School and an art degree from Illinois State University. Her stained glass focuses on the relationship of humanity and animals. She explains: “Fascinated and inspired by religious artwork of all denominations but deeply agnostic, my love of animals led me to explore the world of religious expression with them as martyrs and figureheads instead of humans. I create saints from the downtrodden animals haplessly caught in a world of humans and human desires. They become revered symbols for their fellow creatures and a new faith of fur and fishes is born.”

MOLINE CENTRE STATION

 

Through april

Jane elizabeth

Jane Shank writes “After a lifetime of trying to balance work, family and my passion for art, I surrender. In 2019 I made a decision to do art on purpose!” Primarily a pastelist, she also enjoys oil painting, pencil and charcoal. Her studio name is Jane Elizabeth Art.  She has attended numerous workshops and worked with several mentors to improve her work over time.  She enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes, birds and occasionally she ventures into the abstract. A resident of southeast Iowa since 1989, Shank is a member of Iowa Artists (region 12) and serves on the board at the state level. She is also a member of the Iowa Pastel Society and MP Impact board member.

 

Below: Pastel by Jane Elizabeth

gallery west/The ARTery

Through March 27

Glen Lowry, Juliet Stock and

Barbara Toner

Grand Finale, Closing Reception  Friday March 13, 6—9 p.m.

This exhibition is a lively celebration of QC excellent talents: Glen Lowry’s cool serigraphs, Juliet Stock’s tactile paintings and Barbara Toner’s ingenuous fused glass.

Images below, left to right top are Lowry, Stock and below is Toner.