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Quad City Arts Art At The Airport Features Works By Foster, Dierker, Maloney

October 8th, 2021
Quad City Arts Art At The Airport Features Works By Foster, Dierker, Maloney

Through November 1, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents works on paper by Jaimie Foster of Naperville, IL; photography by Mark Dierker of Dubuque, IA; and ceramic wildlife sculpture by Deana Bada Maloney of Downers Grove, IL.  Jaimie Foster is interested in the relationship we have with nature and our environment, both positively, negatively, and how this affects us on an emotional level. Foster states, “My paintings feed off the fascination I have with Ecopsychology, Conservation and Biodiversity. They tap into our collective subconscious of the deep emotional connection with... Read More

Internationally Known Drummer Paa Kow Hits Davenport Thursday

October 6th, 2021
Internationally Known Drummer Paa Kow Hits Davenport Thursday

Thursday, October 7 at 7:30pm, River Music Experience and Quad City Arts will present a free concert by the internationally-recognized drummer and composer Paa Kow (pronounced “Pah-Ko”) in the Redstone Room at 129 N Main Street, Davenport. The concert represents a continued commitment by both organizations to present a wide variety of performing arts genres and styles. During Paa Kow’s visit, he will present an educational workshop to students at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island. “Bringing Paa Kow to our community is a rare opportunity,” said Tyson Danner, River... Read More

Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Continues With Invoke Starting Monday

October 3rd, 2021
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Continues With Invoke Starting Monday

The 2021-2022 Visiting Artist Series continues Oct. 4 with a residency from Invoke, a modern/bluegrass/jazz quartet from Austin, Texas. During their residency, Invoke will present demonstrations to students in schools in Davenport, Bettendorf, and Pleasant Valley. The public will also have the opportunity to interact with the quartet during these events throughout the Quad Cities: Wesley United Methodist Church, Muscatine is hosting an informal public performance by Invoke as part of the Jackson Concert Series 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Griggs Music, Davenport, is hosting an artist meet-and-greet... Read More

Davenport’s RME, Quad City Arts, Presenting Drummer Paa Kow Oct. 7

September 29th, 2021
Davenport's RME, Quad City Arts, Presenting Drummer Paa Kow Oct. 7

Thursday, October 7 at 7:30pm, River Music Experience and Quad City Arts will present a free concert by the internationally-recognized drummer and composer Paa Kow (pronounced “Pah-Ko”) in the Redstone Room at 129 N Main Street, Davenport. The concert represents a continued commitment by both organizations to present a wide variety of performing arts genres and styles. During Paa Kow’s visit, he will present an educational workshop to students at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island. “Bringing Paa Kow to our community is a rare opportunity,” said Tyson Danner, River... Read More

Tickets On Sale FRIDAY For Bassel & The Supernaturals Show At Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

September 23rd, 2021
Tickets On Sale FRIDAY For Bassel & The Supernaturals Show At Davenport's Raccoon Motel

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 24 for Syrian-American funk and soul band Bassel & The Supernaturals’ public show in downtown Davenport. The show is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Raccoon Motel, 315 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA 52801. Tickets are $10 and available at 10 a.m. Friday at https://tixr.com/e/30180. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20. This show is for ages 21 and over. Bassel & The Supernaturals are an artist in residence with Quad City Arts’ 2021-2022 Visiting Artist Series. This performance is a new collaboration between hosting venue the Raccoon Motel and Quad City Arts... Read More

Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

September 20th, 2021
Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art came back strong in 2021! In its 33rd year, this outdoor event featured over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event took place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa). As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community.  Sherry Case Maurer is the recipient of the 2021 Harley Award for... Read More

Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airport

September 15th, 2021
Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airport

Through November 1, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents works on paper by Jaimie Foster of Naperville, IL; photography by Mark Dierker of Dubuque, IA; and ceramic wildlife sculpture by Deana Bada Maloney of Downers Grove, IL.  Jaimie Foster is interested in the relationship we have with nature and our environment, both positively, negatively, and how this affects us on an emotional level. Foster states, “My paintings feed off the fascination I have with Ecopsychology, Conservation and Biodiversity. They tap into our collective subconscious of the deep emotional connection with... Read More

Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series Returning To In-Person Events For 2021-2022

September 8th, 2021
Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series Returning To In-Person Events For 2021-2022

Quad City Arts’ premier performing arts subscription series, featuring select artists from the Visiting Artist Series, will return to in-person events for the 2021-22 season. The Performing Arts Signature Series consists of six events held each season from September – April that correspond with the artist residency and outreach performances in area schools. Subscribers can enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a spotlight performance by incredible artists from different artistic and cultural backgrounds. This unique format provides guests with the opportunity for Q&A and up-close... Read More

Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Hosts Irish Tenor For Outreach This Weekend

August 25th, 2021
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Hosts Irish Tenor For Outreach This Weekend

Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series will host a little bit of Ireland during a three-day residency with singer Paddy Homan. Homan, from Cork, Ireland, is a Chicago-based traditional Irish Tenor and professional speaker who since his arrival in Chicago has brought his talented voice and quick-witted Cork humor to hundreds of stages and venues in the Chicago area, the Midwest, New England, California, and Hawaii, as well as in Ireland. Paddy is a frequent keynote speaker in senior living retirement communities where he presents on the role of music in supporting seniors at home and in their... Read More

Quad City Arts Invites Schools to Take Part in Visiting Artist Series

August 20th, 2021
Quad City Arts Invites Schools to Take Part in Visiting Artist Series

Teachers and principals of all Quad-City area schools are invited to schedule an outreach visit for their students from a professional performing artist during the upcoming school year through Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. School staff from public and private schools can schedule residency engagements for this fall and next spring by visiting https://www.quadcityarts.com/vas-scheduling.html. The series serves students and community members in Clinton, Scott, and Muscatine counties in Iowa, and Henry, Rock Island, and Mercer counties in Illinois. Residency host sites can sign up for... Read More