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Our Latest Artist Featured In The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery: Jon Burns

June 23rd, 2020

Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist. It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon! If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to adding YOU to the gallery!   Our artist this week is Jon Burns, one of my favorites on the local scene; in fact... Read More

Local Artist Jon Burns Donating Proceeds From Art Sales To Black Lives Matter

June 4th, 2020

One of my favorite local artists, Jon Burns, will be helping out the Black Lives Matter movement by donating 50 percent of proceeds from sales of his artwork in his current gallery to the movement. Pieces will be marked as sold when paid for and can be picked up by appointment at my living room window in downtown Moline. Burns’ art is a colorful and fun pastiche of pop art and pop culture images in a unique style. Send Jon a DM on his Facebook for interest. New pieces will be added throughout the month and you can check out his artworks in his virtual gallery here. Here’s a sampling... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#30 – #21)

December 29th, 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s time for everyone to flashback on the past 300-plus days, and we at QuadCities.com are right there with you. We’re taking a glance in the rearview at the past 365 to run down the top 30 stories of the year for our site! Of course, since we cover entertainment, sports, and features, that’s all we’ve got going on here. For stories on the flood, politics, crime and such, please feel free to check out our news media partners at KWQC-TV6. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. As always, it’s interesting... Read More

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

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