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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

You Can Still Enjoy Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Through Thursday

April 28th, 2021
You Can Still Enjoy Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Through Thursday

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, through April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on Quad City Arts Facebook page , along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed at www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html, This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools,... Read More

New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

April 27th, 2021
New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

During an era of social distancing, Quad Citizens have gotten outside to explore the region’s parks, hiking trails, and riverfronts — perhaps more than ever before. Now, the community can see the natural world through the painting and photography of Tom Uttech in the new exhibition “Origin,” opening at the Figge Art Museum Saturday, May 1. “It’s like we are bringing the outdoors in,” said Michelle Hargrave, executive director and CEO of the Figge. “Visitors are going to be immersed in Tom’s love for nature — in his appreciation for both the small wonders of the world, and the... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

April 24th, 2021
Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, through April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on Quad City Arts Facebook page , along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed at www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html, This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools,... Read More

Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

April 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

While last year’s Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest was virtual, the fifth-annual event will be back live and in person June 26-27, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Last year’s event was spread out over two weeks in the second half of August, where 100 artists chalked up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, and the first-place winner was from southern California. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival in June will bring together hundreds of local... Read More