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.

Julia Michaels is a singer songwriter from Davenport, IA. Early in her career she wrote songs that were recorded by the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and more. Her own debut single reached 11 on the billboard charts and she had another song of her’s that debuted on HBO’s GIRLS.

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.