Walters Art in Plain Sight
Bruce Walters has published another Art in Plain Sight in the River City Reader. This time out, Walters examines the art at the Family Museum and the Bettendorf Public Library. The article focuses on the large sculpture by Matt Kargol and a much smaller piece by Isabel Bloom.
Passages is a grouping of four rectangular columns prominently placed between the Family Museum and the Bettendorf Public Library on Learning Campus Drive. The column closest to the library lies flat on the ground. In sequence, the other three stand angled at 45 degrees, 67 degrees, and finally fully vertical. The effect of these 18-foot-tall, stainless-steel columns rising in a stop-motion progression is impressive.