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Take ‘Remote Control’ Over Figge Museum’s Latest Exhibit

July 6th, 2020

Remote learning and working remotely have become a way of life for many over the past several months. To continue this trend, the Figge is creating a new interactive exhibition that encourages participation by people of all ages to engage by simply sending an email from a phone, tablet or computer. All participation is electronic whether you are in the museum or at home.  Remote Control will open in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Friday, July 10. This exhibition allows for remote play through a variety of activities and games, but participation from... Read More

Quad City Arts Debuts Exhibit By Ken Urban And Margaret Ertz

May 20th, 2020

Quad City Arts’ online exhibit through June 19, 2020, will be photography by Ken Urban of Durant, IA and paintings by Margaret Ertz, of Burlington, IA. Ken Urban’s photographs tell a story. He travels the backroads of the Midwest with his camera in hand. This show is about the forgotten silos that blanket the countryside, no longer in use, but towering symbols of days gone by. In the rural American landscape, with its ever-changing farm practices and abandoned barns on the verge of collapse, the silos are often the only reminder of the past. Occasionally a tree blooms and grows in the protection... Read More

Quad City Arts Calling All Visual Artists For Quarantine Art Exhibition

April 27th, 2020

Whatever artwork you have felt compelled to create during this time of uncertainty, Quad City Arts wants to share it with the public at a time when they hope to be able to gather socially again to celebrate the power of creativity.    All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities are invited to submit up to two artworks of any medium created during the Quarantine period which began in March 2020, for a juried, group exhibition in Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery from January 29-March 19, 2021. There is NO entry fee.  Timeline:  Friday, January 1, 2021: Entries... Read More

Quad-Cities Spring Beaux Arts Fair Going Virtual

April 25th, 2020

DAVENPORT – In this world of virtual reality we’re all living, this year’s Spring Beaux Arts Fair on May 9-10 is also entering cyberspace. For the first time in its 67-year history, the fair’s 114 local and regional artists will feature their handmade creations online at beauxartsfair.com. Shoppers are asked to visit the “Meet the Artists” page, where they can peruse and purchase directly from vendors. “This will be the first time the fair has gone virtual, but it is necessary given the current situation with Covid-19,” says Beaux Arts organizer Vicki Rocker. “It’s important... Read More

Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst Artworks at Quad City Arts

June 15th, 2019

On exhibit from June 28 through August 16, 2019 at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island will be paintings by Christopher Reno of Galesburg, IL, and digital collages by Rene Meyer Ernst of Davenport, IA. Christopher Reno creates paintings that are based on the grid as a structure from which to improvise. Reno states, “Technology allows me to incorporate manipulated photographic imagery and capitalize on the efficient repetitive labor of digital output tools such a plotters or engravers to make objects that I could never make with my own hand.” His paintings act as a marker for his... Read More

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