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Figge Art Museum Exhibit Is The Real ‘Dill’

June 11th, 2021
Figge Art Museum Exhibit Is The Real 'Dill'

Artist Lesley Dill, a renowned New York-based artist, brings historical and literary figures from America’s past to life in a new exhibition curated by the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Opening this past weekend, Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me features a collection of hand-painted and sewn textile sculptures and banners created by Dill over the past six years. Her work carefully interweaves imagery, text, and historical visionaries into stunning three-dimensional encounters. Gracefully suspended from the ceiling, the clothing of each figure is delicately... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

Learn More About Figge Museum’s ‘For America’ Exhibit Tonight

April 22nd, 2021
Learn More About Figge Museum's 'For America' Exhibit Tonight

Get an in-depth look at the latest traveling exhibit at the Figge Museum tonight! You can attend a virtual talk at 6:30 p.m. by American artist Ann Gale, who is featured in the traveling exhibit “For America,” through May 16. Gale is known for her complex and expressive oil paintings of individuals. Gale earned her BFA from Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle. Gale is an American figurative painter based in Seattle, Wash. Gale received her BFA from the Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University.... Read More

‘Disjunction and Other Works’ on Display at WIU Art Gallery

January 30th, 2021
'Disjunction and Other Works' on Display at WIU Art Gallery

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery will host a solo exhibition, “Disjunction and Other Works,” by Starkville, MS artist Ming Ying Hong through Feb. 19. Hong is an interdisciplinary artist who have exhibited throughout the United States, including at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO, and the Ice Box Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been featured in many publications – most recently, in MANIFEST Gallery’s International Drawing Annual. Ming received her BFA from the University of Kentucky, and was a Danforth Scholar at Washington University in... Read More

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

July 6th, 2020
Take 'Remote Control' Over Figge Museum's Latest Exhibit

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 Debuts Exhibit By Ken Urban And Margaret Ertz

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
Quad City Arts Calling All Visual Artists For Quarantine Art Exhibition

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
Quad-Cities Spring Beaux Arts Fair Going Virtual

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
Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst Artworks at Quad City Arts

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