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Nine-Year-Old Having His Debut Art Exhibit At Taste Buds

March 30th, 2017

Jackson Leary is certainly celebrating his ninth birthday in a unique way. The third grader is having his first solo art exhibit as the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). Jackson is the son of QuadCities.com digital media director Sean Leary and the co-host of Eventures with Sean and Jackson, a podcast on QuadCities.com. He’s had his art exhibited at Rozz Tox and local school art exhibits but this is his first solo show. He’s also co-authored and illustrated five books with his father, the latest being We Are All Characters.... Read More

Simon Says Take A Tangent To Taste Buds

March 22nd, 2017

Local underground artist Simon Tangent is having his debut showing of his art at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds. If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary... Read More

Four Artists Unveil New Works At Augie

March 9th, 2017

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art presents “4 Artists, 4 Visions,” an invitational exhibition organized in conjunction with the Augustana Department of Art. While previous exhibitions this year have situated the arts in dialogue with other disciplines or contemporary issues, this exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with the visual arts as a cohesive and varied practice, for its own sake. The invited artists are masters of their medium, and were chosen to provide an opportunity for art students to gain a greater sense of varieties of praxis in the art world. The four artists of “4... Read More

Get A Taste Of Stock’s Vibrant Abstracts

March 2nd, 2017

The electrifying and sprawling abstracts of Juliet Stock will cover the walls at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds. If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary... Read More

Poetry Out Loud Turns Up The Volume At QC Arts!

February 22nd, 2017

On Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 pm Quad City Arts will sponsor a Regional Poetry Out Loud Contest at Annawan High School. Students from Annawan, Cambridge, and Wethersfield High Schools will be competing to advance to the State Contest in March. Attendance at both events is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The winner of the Regional Contest will advance to the Illinois State Competition being held Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. The state champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where... Read More

Floral and Arbor Landscapes Sprout at Taste Buds

February 21st, 2017

A rainbow of floral color and verdant green arbor landscapes are sprouting on the walls at Taste Buds, as Rock Island artist Melanie Vallejo’s panoramic florals and colorful landscapes will be brightening up Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, through March 2. “This is my first ever exhibit, so I’m really excited,” Vallejo said at her opening reception. “It’s a thrill to see my artworks on the wall here! I’m very thankful to Taste Buds for hosting me!” A Taste of Q-C Art showcases various local artists and, through a sponsorship with QuadCities.com, allows them to keep 100 percent... Read More

Get A Taste Of Vallejo’s Art At Taste Buds

February 16th, 2017

A self-taught artist, Rock Islander Melanie Vallejo’s panoramic florals and colorful landscapes will be brightening up Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, for the next two weeks, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday. The event is open to the public and will feature free drinks, refreshments, snacks and other cool stuff, and you’ll get to meet the artist and talk to her about her work, which will be on display through March 2. Recently, Vallejo chatted with us about her muse. When did you first get into art and what got you into it? I am a self taught artist.  I have been painting... Read More

Boxing Dinosaurs And Horror Icons At Taste Buds

February 14th, 2017

Looking for some vibrant pictures for your home of anything from boxing dinosaurs to horror film icons? The fun, colorful artworks of Jackie Krebs will continue to be on display through Thursday at atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. Krebs and over two dozen art aficionados were on hand for her opening night reception Feb. 3 and she was pleased at the outpouring of support. “It’s great to be a part of this, it’s exciting!” Krebs said. A new artist will be unveiled Friday at the Rock Island snack, candy and coffee shop, with opening receptions from 5 to 6 p.m. every other Friday.  Read More

It’s Ocho Time For The ARTery

February 10th, 2017

The ARTery, one of the coolest galleries in downtown Rock Island, is turning eight! To celebrate the ocho, the gallery at 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island, will be having a Birthday Party shindig from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday night. Meet many of your favorite local artists while enjoying live music by our talented friends, T&C. The gallery will also have cake, snacks and drinks to share as always. For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/events/353389325031715/.  Read More

Beetlejuice and Vincent Price? Krebs’ Fun Creepy Art Hits Taste Buds

February 2nd, 2017

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Friday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More

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