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.

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

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Quad Cities Icons: Chad Pregracke from Moline, IL - Founder of Living Lands & Waters
Jon Burns is a musician, band leader of the local group Centaur Noir, and a notable Quad-Cities artist whose work has been displayed at numerous galleries in the area. His Q-C Icons series celebrates various people of note who were born, raised or have ties to the Quad-Cities. The series is on display at Rock Island's DeSoto Gallery through the end of August.