October 26 – December 9
“At some point in life, we all must deal with the loss of our parents. Perhaps it is after an extended illness where we had to make difficult decisions about their care and well-being, while juggling travel and raising our own children,” explains Zaiga Minka Thorson. Thorson, who recently lost both of her parents, found comfort in confiding with her longtime friend, Lori Roderick, who is experiencing the emotional roller coaster of assisting aging parents. Both artists realized that through the creation of art, they could work through their feelings at a deeper level, and then be able to share a message of resilience and hope with others.
Lori Roderick (left) will display stoneware and terra cotta sculptural vessels embellished with designs, glazes and surface treatments. The pieces explore the importance of memory, family, hope, and faith.
Zaiga Minka Thorson (right) will exhibit paintings, some created with oils or watercolors and others with pen & ink. Emotions of love and loss are exuded through her brush strokes in every painting.
The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on November 4 at Quad City Arts in Rock Island, from 7-9 pm. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.