Thursday - September 19, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Quad Cities Icons: Greg Norton from Davenport, IA – Bass Player In The Rock Band ‘Husker Du’

August 7th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Greg Norton is a musician from Davenport, IA most known for being the bass player in the rock band Husker Du.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Pat Angerer from Bettendorf, IA – Professional Football Player

August 6th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Pat Angerer from Bettendorf, IA played college football at the University Of Iowa and then went on to play professionally with the Indianapolis Colts.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Joe Frisco from Milan, IL – Vaudevillian Performer and Comedian

August 5th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Joe Frisco from Milan, IL was a vaudevillian performer and comedian who got his start as a jazz dancer. So well known for his dancing he is referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby where he describes a woman as “moving her hands like Frisco.”  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Sue Lyon from Davenport, IA – Actress

August 4th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Sue Lyon is an actress from Davenport, IA best known for starring as the titular character in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film Lolita.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Colby Lopez AKA Seth Rollins from Davenport, IA – WWE Heavy Weight Champion

August 3rd, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Colby Lopez AKA Seth Rollins is a professional wrestler from Davenport, IA signed to WWE. He’s achieved many accolades including being a two time world heavyweight champion.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Don Nelson from Rock Island, IL – Legendary NBA Basketball Coach

August 2nd, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Don Nelson is a former NBA basketball player and coach. During his time as a Boston Celtic he won five championships. If that wasn’t enough he went on to become one of the top ten coaches in NBA history.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Stuart Margolin from Davenport, IA – Angel from TV Show ‘The Rockford Files’

August 1st, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Stuart Margolin is an actor from Davenport, IA most famous for playing Angel on the television series ‘The Rockford Files’. A role for which he won two Emmys.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Spike O’Dell from East Moline, IL – “Spike At The Mic” of WGN Radio

July 31st, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Spike O’Dell is a radio host from East Moline, IL. Nicknamed “Spike At The Mic” his career included 21 years at WGN in Chicago where he was a leader in the ratings for much of his tenure.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Keith Clark from Moline, IL – Drummer for the bank Circle Jerks

July 30th, 2019

The Quad-Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Keith Clark from Moline, IL played drums in legendary punk rock band Circle Jerks from 1984 – 1990 then again from 1994 – 1995.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Chad Pregracke from Moline, IL – Founder of Living Lands & Waters

July 29th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Chad Pregracke from Moline, IL is the founder of Living Lands & Waters an organization that aids in the protection of our nation’s rivers and watersheds. They have removed over 10 million pounds of garbage from America’s rivers. He was named CNN 2013 hero of the year.  Read More

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