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Midcoast Fine Arts and Davenport’s Bucktown Feature Doty, Williams, McFarland Artworks

February 16th, 2020

Midcoast Fine Arts and Bucktown in downtown Davenport have got two great new exhibits adorning the walls over the next month. The art of Jane Doty and Amber Williams runs through March 28 at Bucktown. 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... Read More

Ever Wanted To Be A Writer, Videographer Or Podcaster? Join The QuadCities.com Team!

February 14th, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Here’s your chance! QuadCities.com is seeking interested and hard-working high school and college students for our internship program. Interns will get professional experience (and potentially college or high school credit, depending on your school’s program) writing, doing videos and podcasting for the fastest-growing media site in the area, your site for fun, free, local entertainment and positive news, QuadCities.com! Want to find out if it’s right for you? Send an email telling us why you want to be an intern and a couple of samples of your work (any... Read More

Rhythm City Brings Balloon Fest To Quad-Cities

February 10th, 2020

The Quad-Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival and Rhythm City® Casino Resort are proud to bring you the 2020 festival in a new, unique location. This year’s event will be hosted onsite at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA on Friday, August 14 through Saturday, August 15. Gates open at 4 PM daily. Admission is free but donation items or cash are appreciated and will benefit the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. A list of items of need can be found online at qcawc.org. Attendees can expect to view the balloon launch at 6 PM each day with tethered balloon rides post launch for $15 per rider, free balloon... Read More

Didier William: Lakou Brings Enigmatic Haitian Art To Figge Museum

February 10th, 2020

The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce Didier William: Lakou, the first solo museum exhibition of the celebrated Haitian American artist Didier William. On view from February 8 – May 31, 2020 in the Figge Art Museum’s second floor Katz gallery, Didier William: Lakou will highlight the artist’s continuing exploration of cultural identity. Featuring artwork lent by the artist, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY, Union College/Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY, and numerous private individuals, the exhibition will include thirteen mixed-media... Read More

Gosh! Napoleon Dynamite Stars Coming To Adler Theater

February 7th, 2020

Well, GOSH! If you see this presentation, all your dreams will come true. That’s because Adler Theatre and VenuWorks are presenting a Napoleon Dynamite: Movie & Conversation on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.  This fun-filled evening includes a screening of the film followed by a freewheeling, moderated discussion with actors Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico).  It’s been 16 years since Napoleon Dynamite came out of nowhere to become the sleeper hit of 2004.  With some of the most quotable lines of any... Read More

WQPT Invites Artists To Submit For Campus Gallery Show

January 30th, 2020

WQPT – PBS for the Quad Cities Region and Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ Student Services invites all Quad Citizens to submit images of art, photos, and designs for possible display in the 5th Annual Campus Art Show. The theme for this year’s Campus Art Show is THE GENE.  In April, Ken Burns will release a film that uses science, social history and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior. From the story of the remarkable... Read More

Midcoast Ringing In The ’20s With Awesome Events

January 28th, 2020

Midcoast Fine Arts and Bucktown might be closing up shop in March of this year, but they’re going out with some awesome events and leaving behind a tremendous legacy. You can check out some art exhibits by a variety of talented creators, arts events and more at Bucktown over the next couple of months. Here’s the schedule of events at Bucktown and the other Midcoast venues: Ringing in the ‘20s Final Friday January 31, 6-9 p.m. Bucktown Center for the Arts   Experience a speakeasy created by Bucktown Artists, closing reception for Tony Seabolt, live music by Anthony Catalfano,... Read More

Art Of The Tattoo Making Its Mark At Quad City Arts

January 28th, 2020

From January 30 through March 20, 2020, see works of art by regional artists who are best known as tattoo artists. Fine art and tattooing go hand in hand. Both utilize skills such as ability to draw and an eye for color. Although not required for a license to tattoo, many tattoo artists have degrees in fine art, studied art, or at the very least, have a lifelong passion for drawing or cartooning. Good people skills and the ability to interpret a client’s idea visually are other essential skills for tattooing, but “The Artist Behind the Tattoo” provides an opportunity to see the fine art of... Read More

Young Artists At Figge Exhibit Showcasing Area Creators

January 26th, 2020

Beginning this week, the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature the artwork of local elementary art students (K-5) for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. The exhibition will kick-off with works by elementary art students from Geneseo Schools. For the 2020 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, eight area school districts will be represented throughout the winter/spring including Geneseo Schools, Bettendorf Schools, North Scott Schools, Pleasant Valley Schools, Moline Schools, Muscatine Schools, Davenport Schools and ending... Read More

Rock Island Art Guild Exhibit Hits Figge This Weekend

January 16th, 2020

The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery. Sponsored by IHMVCU and the Rock Island Art Guild, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island working in a variety of mediums, and is juried from online submissions. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery,... Read More

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