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Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week’s FUN10!

May 16th, 2021
Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Rock Island’s Riley Jones Wins Congressional Art Competition!

May 12th, 2021
Rock Island's Riley Jones Wins Congressional Art Competition!

Congratulations to RIHS student Riley Jones, whose piece “Black Pride” was selected as the winner for the Congressional Art Competition! Riley’s artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol! Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the winner and runners-up of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. The public got to vote for their favorite submission. The first-place winner this year is Riley Jones from Rock Island High School, whose submission “Black Pride” will be displayed in the United States Capitol! The Congressional Art Competition... Read More

Spring Beaux Arts Fair Returns to Davenport Fairgrounds This Weekend

May 7th, 2021
Spring Beaux Arts Fair Returns to Davenport Fairgrounds This Weekend

The 68th bi-annual Beaux Arts Fair returns to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is free to the public and is held rain or shine each May and September. The Beaux Arts Fund Committee, a non-profit group of volunteers, donates all proceeds to the Figge Art Museum to fund exhibitions and educational programs. No commissions will be charged. The last spring Beaux Arts Fair was held in May 2019 at the fairgrounds – when it moved there from outside the Figge in downtown Davenport, because... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents Peter Xiao and Ioan Marcu Art Exhibit

May 6th, 2021
Quad City Arts Presents Peter Xiao and Ioan Marcu Art Exhibit

On exhibit from May 5 through June 18, will be “iNundaATIONs,” paintings by Peter Xiao and “Immigrants,” mixed media sculptures by Ioan Marcu. (Notice the word NATION in inundation.) Peter Xiao presents a mixed body of work “iNundATIONs” completed through the year of the pandemic. It comments on global and national realities through art historical parody, satire, and direct observation. He has been experimenting with painting on unstretched canvas and other surfaces and has moved beyond the rectangular confinement of traditional painting by extending some of his paintings onto... Read More

Western Illinois University Hosting Mini-Art Sale Today!

May 5th, 2021
Western Illinois University Hosting Mini-Art Sale Today!

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host a mini-ART sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today in the University Union’s Brattain Lounge. The event will include original pieces art for sale. A portion of the proceeds provides financial support for students. For more information, contact Professor Susan Czechowski at sa-czechowski@wiu.edu.  Read More

May The 4th Be With You: ALL ‘Star Wars’ Films Ranked! What’s Number One?

May 4th, 2021
May The 4th Be With You: ALL 'Star Wars' Films Ranked! What's Number One?

Star Wars is the most popular space saga and most exciting adventure film franchise in the world. It captured the hearts and minds of all ages and created an entire community of its own. And, since partnering with Disney, the force and its popularity has grown and become an even hotter brand. I admittedly can’t call myself a major Star Wars geek but I do admire the films and their rock star entertainment value. I love getting lost in their world and as today is Star Wars Day, I put on the Disney +documentary Empire of Dreams (highly recommended) and decided to rank the existing 11 films. Phantom... Read More

Sisters Megan and Kristin Quinn Exhibited at Quad Cities Airport Gallery

May 3rd, 2021
Sisters Megan and Kristin Quinn Exhibited at Quad Cities Airport Gallery

The newest Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport exhibit is all in the family — paintings by Kristin Quinn of Davenport, with ceramic creations by her sister, Megan Quinn, of Rock Island, on display through June 30. Megan Quinn is a professor at Augustana College in Rock Island, while Kristin Quinn is a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Megan is a ceramic artist, and Kristin is a painter. The two sisters grew up in a family of five children with parents who were educators, and their dad was a physicist who specialized in optics and provided access to visually stimulating... Read More

New Bereskin Gallery Exhibit Raises Awareness, Money for Clean Water in Africa

May 1st, 2021
New Bereskin Gallery Exhibit Raises Awareness, Money for Clean Water in Africa

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! The intertwined arts of photography, painting and filmmaking can produce a tide of emotion and giving in ways that simple words often cannot. That trio of talents are behind the latest exhibit at Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Pat Herath, executive director and founder of Moline-based Wells 4 Wellness, met this spring with Pat Beréskin, the... Read More

Mini-ART Sale Going On At Western Illinois University May 4-5

April 30th, 2021
Mini-ART Sale Going On At Western Illinois University May 4-5

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host a mini-ART sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 4-5, in the University Union’s Brattain Lounge. The event will include original pieces art for sale. A portion of the proceeds provides financial support for students. For more information, contact Professor Susan Czechowski at sa-czechowski@wiu.edu.  Read More

Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students

April 30th, 2021
Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students

The Figge Art Museum, Davenport, has announced the 2021 recipients of the prestigious $12,000 Brand Boeshaar scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to earn a degree in fine arts, graphic design, architecture or art education at a college or university. Davenport resident Lillian L. Brand established the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship in memory of her nephew, William Brand Boeshaar, an art student who attended St. Ambrose University. The four scholarships are each named after one of Lillian L. Brand’s family members. The 2021 scholarship recipients – who each receive $12,000... Read More