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Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

April 7th, 2017
Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

Sometimes the best way to deal with a painful experience or journey, is to transform that pain into comfort. That is exactly what Living Proof Exhibit specializes in. Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to those impacted by cancer. This includes patients, survivors, families and caregivers. On Saturday April 8, anyone impacted by cancer can join Living Proof Exhibit at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) for Full Circle Project. This FREE class will allow individuals to cut up those unappealing hospital gowns, turn those gowns into pulp, change the pulp... Read More

Horror Leaps Out Of Darkness Into Spotlight In Germans In Film Series

August 26th, 2016
Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

The last shows in the “Germans in Hollywood-Film & Lecture Series” are guaranteed to scare up plenty of interest among horror fans. “American Horror Story” (2011-2016), “Nosferatu” (1922) and “Freaks” (1932) will all be presented beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28. Admission is $5 at the Figge Art Museum, John Deere Auditorium. Benjamin Mier-Cruz will present this final installment of the Film & Lecture Series focused on the fantasy and horror genre. He will discuss and compare this modern American television show with classic German noir and Austrian horror films,... Read More

Wilder Comedy ‘One, Two, Three’ Next To Unspool In Figge Film Series

August 12th, 2016
Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

“One, Two, Three,” by the comedic film genius Billy Wilder is the next film to unspool in the Germans in Hollywood: Film & Lecture Series taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. `14 at the Figge Art Museum-John Deere Auditorium, downtown Davenport. The film will be presented and accompanied by a lecture by Augustana College German professor Lisa Seidlitz. Cost is $5 per person. “One, Two, Three” is a 1961 American comedy directed by WIlder. The film festures James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Lilo Pulver, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin, Howard St. John, and others. In the film a... Read More

Winton’s Words Wind Wonderfully Into Figge’s Pecha Kucha Night

July 27th, 2016
Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

Pecha Kucha sounds like something you’d catch in Pokemon Go or a trip to Tijuana, but it’s actually the Figge Art Museum’s monthly event wherein speakers speak on any subject for 400 seconds, with 20 slides timed at 20 seconds per slide. It’s a fun event and a chance to hear about diverse things — hobbies, nonprofit causes, poetry and fiction, etc. There are also $5 burger baskets that night. It is a great event. This Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Laura Winton will be kuchaing your attention with her pecha, and this past Monday, as she was live streaming Bernie Sanders’ speech... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

June 22nd, 2016
Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

Quad-Citians are encouraged to Discover the Mysteries of their local museums during Quad-Cities Museum Week June 18-26. Museums from across the Quad Cities region  are coming together for the second annual Quad-Cities Museum Week and patrons can enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. New this year, each museum will feature a little known mystery about something at their museum. It could be part of their collection or even something about their building. It’s up to the attendees to check it out... Read More