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Iaccarino’s Bold Vibrant Art On Display At Taste Buds

August 8th, 2017

The bold, vibrant art of freedom and artistic expression flowing from the brush of local artist Glorie Iaccarino is on display through August 31 at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, featuring free refreshments and snacks and the opportunity to chat with the artist. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by and features new local artists and authors every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.    Read More

Believe in the Power of Art for Community Identity!

April 28th, 2017

The Quad Cities Community is as unique and eclectic as many large cities but with different geographical attributes. It serves as a cultural hub that is united by the Mississippi River. The diversity and distance is also the glue that binds the river towns and unites the region as an increased popular destination site. When seeking the pursuit of arts, culture and festive community events, one only has to take a short drive or cross the bridge that spans the only part of the river that flows East to West of the mighty Mississippi. Art has been an integral part of creative placemaking and growth... Read More

Local Businesses Supporting The Arts

April 14th, 2017

Tour the Quad City downtown areas and you will find good examples of how creative people are growing as innovators – serving in a two-fold manner of providing products and services while supporting local creatives of all types. From artists to writers, local businesses are supporting a manifesto that CREATIVITY and the ARTS matter. This practice is economically benefiting our local community members and adding flair to tourism and recognizing the QCA as a cultural and vibrant destination point. It is this partnership that can also build a competitive advantage while assisting in advancing... Read More

Give The Horns To Bullying With Pete!

April 10th, 2017

At one time or another in our lives, most of us have felt powerless and persecuted, attacked and antagonized. Bullied. One voice against the onslaught can carry amazing weight. Many gathered against it? Remarkable courage and determination. Summoning that unity and resolve and bringing recognition and repair to this situation is the goal of the Unity Year-Round Campaign, an initiative by Eco Arts Quad Cities and QC United. The purpose of the anti-bullying initiative, which was kicked off in November 2012, is to recognize the worth of all Q-C community members and to practice showing respect and... Read More

Creative Living at its Best

April 26th, 2016

When I was asked to be a contributing writer for and create articles about art, I was elated and overwhelmed with the possibilities of topics. Art is such a broad and beautiful beast of tradition, progressiveness, creative conundrums and evolving expression. Would I talk about the benefits of art? That in itself is a novel of information when sharing the emotional, developmental, social, educational, and holistic and economic benefits. Or would I address all the art happenings that are currently and in the future about to be presented in the Quad Cities? Perhaps I would interview... Read More