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Newman And Richmond Artworks On Exhibit At Quad City Arts

October 14th, 2019

Quad City Arts has a new pair of artists exhibiting from October 18th through December 6th — the gallery will be hosting drawings by Emily Newman of DesMoines, and photographs by Randy Richmond of Muscatine. Emily Newman presents “Sky Weave” Newman’s work deals with time and space. She makes contrasts in her art between small woven landscapes and outer space. The artist choses to explore pictorial space and actual space, through various fiber compositions.  She uses the compositions as a metaphor to connect people to a place.   Randy Richmond presents “The Set Table:... Read More

Quad City Arts Bringing New Art To The Airport

October 11th, 2019

Meet local artists in Quad City Arts’ Art @ the Airport Gallery from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, October 16. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. Free parking vouchers will be available for this event. See collages by Amber Williams, painting by Carla Markwart and artistic birdhouses by 20 Quad City Artists, through October 28, 2019.   Amber Williams creates fascinating collages out of repurposed magazines and paper. She uses many themes in her work including aquatic, landscapes and animals. Her compositions have an incredible amount of detail and her color palette is stunning, filled... Read More

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Falls Into Quad Cities

September 18th, 2019

The leaves are starting to drop from the trees and the artists are starting to drop into area schools as Quad City Arts’ fall visiting artists series kicks off this week! Quad City Arts opens its 46th Visiting Artist Series started this week with residencies by bluegrass and chamber ensembles. Andrew Collins Trio, a bluegrass trio from Toronto, Canada, will give 14 outreach performances for schools and community sites Sept. 16-20. The trio showcases a collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz. Collins is a prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle,... Read More

Make a Landing at Quad City Airport for an Electrified Art Exhibit

August 3rd, 2019

Quad City Arts Art at the Airport presents “Electrified” now and through Sep 2. Artists from the Quad City region will transform the gallery at the Quad City International Airport (2200 69th Avenue Moline) with sculptures that incorporate neon and video, along with other lighting effects. This show features pieces on loan from K. V. Dahl of Dahl Ford Davenport and Amy Nielson, and works by various artists including Gail Ray, Bruce Walters, Dawn Wohlford, Bill Wohlford, and Ron Kessel. Art at the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from... 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

Jazzy Ash Leaping Into Quad-Cities

June 14th, 2019

The Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series will present its first ever summer residency June 15-19 with New Orleans jazz band Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! The group will be putting on free performances around the QC region, including a Father’s day concert during the Freight House Farmer’s Market in Davenport (11:00 am June 16), at the Moline Public Library on June 17 at 6:30 pm, the LeClaire Community library outdoor plaza on June 18 at 6:00 pm (rain location: next door at the firehall, 201 N 15th St.), a free concert for Rock Island summer camps and the public at MLK Jr. Park... Read More

QC Arts Presents High School Art Exhibit

March 26th, 2019

Quad City Arts presents the 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from March 30-May 2. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4000 in scholarships and prizes.  Primary sponsorship is provided by The William... Read More

New Concerts, A KISS For The USO, Soccer Stars And More Are Among The Good News!

March 19th, 2019

There’s so much bad news in the world, how about some good stuff? There’s always plenty of good news happening around the Quad-Cities, and here in What’s The Good News?, our cooperative effort with the good folks at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we highlight some of the awesome things happening around our area! Have something you want included next time around? Email Sean Leary at Sean@QuadCities.com. We’re happy to help! Now let’s get started in taking a look around the local spots for some positive and upbeat news…   A KISS for the USO, from the Q-C Storm! The Quad City... Read More

Quad City Arts Presenting 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational

March 18th, 2019

Quad City Arts presents the 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from March 30-May 2. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4000 in scholarships and prizes. Primary sponsorship is provided by The William... Read More

Rock the Arts Lights Up Downtown Rock Island

December 4th, 2018

Rock the Arts will light up downtown Rock Island during a December art stroll happening at the Desoto building, The ARTery/MidCoast Gallery West and Quad City Arts. The three art sites will be open on Friday, December 7 during 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from noon to 3 p.m. At Desoto, there will be demonstrations on woodworking by the Quad City Woodturners, outdoor raku firing with Joel Knanishu and intricate collage with Amber Williams. The Desoto studio will have a table where children can experiment with clay.  New for this event will be the collage demonstration by Amber Williams.... Read More

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