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We Need Another Covid Stimulus Bill, For The Sake Of Small Businesses And The Arts

September 30th, 2020
We Need Another Covid Stimulus Bill, For The Sake Of Small Businesses And The Arts

Today, negotiations are set to continue on another covid stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi has said, to her credit, that she doesn’t want Congress to adjourn without another one. And, Steven Mnuchin, also to his credit, has seemed eager to likewise get a deal done. And make no doubt about it, there NEEDS to be another deal. And it NEEDS to get done before Congress goes home for a month for the window dressing of campaigning for votes during a time in which they should be earning them by actually doing something for the people whom they claim to represent. Recent numbers show as many as 60 percent... Read More

Quad City Arts Debuting Art From David Van Allen And Ron Meyer

June 21st, 2020
Quad City Arts Debuting Art From David Van Allen And Ron Meyer

On exhibit at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island from June 26 through August 14  is Assembled Portraits by David Van Allen and Jazz Noir-Images from the Iowa City Jazz Festival by Ron Meyer. Both artists are from Cedar Rapids, IA. David Van Allen presents “Assembled Portraits.” Van Allen’s process begins by collecting hundreds of images of a person, using silver-based black & white film. His camera is very close to his subject during the image collection part of the process and he changes camera position for each fragment. This tends to make the portraits mildly cubist.  He then... Read More

Quad City Arts Reopens Friday, Updates Online Offerings

May 28th, 2020
Quad City Arts Reopens Friday, Updates Online Offerings

As Illinois relaxes its social restrictions Friday (including allowing all gatherings of 10 people or fewer), the Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island, will reopen Friday at 10 a.m. Free entry is available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 Saturdays. Following the next phase of the “Restore Illinois” plan, which also allows bars and restaurants to open outdoor seating under restrictions, executive director Kevin Maynard said May 29 was the earliest the downtown gallery could reopen. “We’re taking all the precautions, taking it seriously,” he said Thursday. “Both... Read More

Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

April 18th, 2020
Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

In the face of invisible, insidious diseases that impact hundreds of thousands of people, Living Proof Exhibit (LPE) uses the arts to offer hope and inspiration. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the Quad-Cities nonprofit has provided therapeutic benefits of the arts to people affected by cancer, in a wide variety of settings and media. One of its latest projects is being postponed by the current coronavirus pandemic. In a partnership with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Augustana-based composer Jacob Bancks, Living Proof is rescheduling the world premiere of the commissioned opera... Read More

Explore Your World With Junior Theatre Camps

February 21st, 2020
Explore Your World With Junior Theatre Camps

Students can adventure throughout Junior Theatre, exploring all elements acting, theater design, and a wide array of other fun topics! Students collaborate on ideas for the creation of their very own script that they perform on the final day for family & friends in our main theatre! Ages: 6-13 years; Time: 8:45am-3:30pm; Cost: $165 resident / $185 non-resident. Early drop off starting at 7:30am and late pickup ending at 5:30pm are available. Each camp, held at the theater, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, has its own special theme around which the whole adventure is created. Click here or... Read More

Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

November 29th, 2018
Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

It’s clear as glass that Local Union 25 has made a white-hot impact on one of the most unique art spots in the Quad-Cities, Hot Glass. The gallery at 104 Western Davenport, in the Davenport Printing Company building, will be celebrating its renovation and expansion with a grand re-opening featuring renowned glass artists John Miller and Alex Stisser from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a look around its amazing studio gives area art fans a mirror into the craftsmanship of the union workers that made this renewal a reality. “We’re just stunned and so grateful to all the folks from Local... Read More

Bucktown’s History Gets Its Turn In The Spotlight With Turner Book

September 29th, 2016
Bucktown’s History Gets Its Turn In The Spotlight With Turner Book

Join Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) as it launches “A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s Infamous District Transformed,” a new book (published by The History Press) written by Jonathan Turner, arts and entertainment reporter for The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus. Copies of “A Brief History of Bucktown” will be available for purchase in the Boho Chic Gallery on Final Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. when Jonathan will host a book signing during Bucktown’s wine walk. An exhibit featuring Bucktown-themed artifacts (on loan from the German American... Read More