Friday - October 18, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Quad Cities Icons: Jesse Johnson from Rock Island – Guitarist & Multi-Instrumental Songwriter

August 24th, 2019

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. Jesse Johnson is a Rock Island native who collaborated with Prince and played guitar in Morris Day & The Time as well as D’angelo’s band The Vanguard. He went on to have a successful solo career including writing a song for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. A fantastic guitarist... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: June Haver from Rock Island, IL – Early Film Actress, Singer, Dancer

August 23rd, 2019

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... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Suzy Bogguss from Aledo, IL – Award Winning Country Artist

August 22nd, 2019

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. Suzy Bogguss is an award winning country artist from Aledo Illinois who gained critical acclaim and charted multiple times with singles on the country billboard during the early 90s.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Madison Keys from Rock Island, IL – Professional Tennis Player

August 21st, 2019

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. Madison Keys is a professional tennis player from Rock Island, IL. She reached a career high no. 07 ranking in 2006 and reached the final match at the 2017 US open.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Gene Oliver from Moline, IL – Professional Baseball Player

August 20th, 2019

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. Gene Oliver was a professional baseball player from Moline, IL. He spent most of his 10 year career as a back-up catcher but served as a starter for the Cardinals for two years.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Ken Berry from Moline, IL – Actor

August 19th, 2019

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. Ken Berry from Moline, IL was an actor, dancer, and singer whose credits include The Andy Griffith Show, Mama’s Family, and F Troop.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Eric Christian Olsen from Bettendorf, IA – Actor

August 18th, 2019

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. Eric Christian Olsen is an actor from Bettendorf, IA. Notable roles include Dumb and Dumberer and NCIS: Los Angeles.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Margo Price from Aledo, IL – Country Singer-Songwriter

August 17th, 2019

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. Margo Price is a country singer-songwriter from Aledo, IL. She recieved a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. She’s appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live and on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Lissie from Rock Island, IL – Singer-Songwriter

August 16th, 2019

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. Lissie is a singer-songwriter from Rock Island, IL who has gained critical acclaim in the states as well as internationally. Her song “Wild West” and performance were featured on an episode of Twin Peaks. Every year Lissie returns home for her annual Laura’s Legacy concert... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Lara Flynn Boyle from Davenport, IA – Professional Actress

August 15th, 2019

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. Lara Flynn Boyle is an actress from Davenport, IA most famous for her roles as Donna Hayward on Twin Peaks and Stacy from Wayne’s World.  Read More

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