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.

June Haver was a film actress, singer, and dancer from Rock Island, IL who was at one time referred to as “the next Betty Grable.” June’s filmography includes over a dozen Hollywood films dating through the 40’s and in to the 50’s. June and her family are said to have lived for sometime in a 2nd floor apartment in the building that is now Rozz Tox.


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.