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“Golden Light” Is The Theme of A New Bettendorf Art Exhibit At Bereskin Gallery

August 4th, 2021
“Golden Light” Is The Theme of A New Bettendorf Art Exhibit At Bereskin Gallery

BETTENDORF – Pat Bereskin, owner of Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, knows that art has the ability to take us away to a different place and transform our mood. She has built the next exhibition at her gallery around the theme of “Golden Light: Summer of New Beginnings.” It’s on display now, through Aug. 26 at the gallery at 2967 State St., Bettendorf. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bereskin said the pieces from the 10 artists in the exhibition reflect expressions of hope and light. Artists whose works will be featured, in addition... Read More

Art In The Garden Invades Quad City Botanical Center This Weekend

August 2nd, 2021
Art In The Garden Invades Quad City Botanical Center This Weekend

Art in the Garden is August 7 at the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island, Illinois. The 5th annual event features local and regional artists including potters, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and others who are inspired by nature to create. Their works will be exhibited and sold at this outdoor show. The handcrafted works will be on display in tents throughout the gardens and a variety of art price points will be offered. The event includes music by Roger Carlson and friends, demonstrations by the wood turners and fun activities for the kids. Purchase tickets at qcgardens.com or pay at... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents New Art At The Airport, Works By Ann Kauff, Kara Fedje And Will Van Dyke

July 12th, 2021
Quad City Arts Presents New Art At The Airport, Works By Ann Kauff, Kara Fedje And Will Van Dyke

From July 2-August 31, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents paintings by Ann Kauff of Arlington Heights, IL with woven tapestries by Kara Fedje of Davenport, and ceramic sculpture by Will Van Dyke, of Evanston, IL. Ann Kauff presents Rooted in Place: Farms, Barns, and Bungalows, a series born out of residencies through the Fields Project in Oregon IL, that embedded artists in the everyday life of farm families. This residency deeply impacted her work. She was drawn to the simple shapes of barns, and how firmly they were rooted in their environment. With the advent of the pandemic... Read More

Jen Hansen Art Exhibit Coming To Davenport’s Metropolitan Community Church

June 26th, 2021
Jen Hansen Art Exhibit Coming To Davenport's Metropolitan Community Church

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting an art exhibition for local artist Jen Hansen on the evening of Wednesday, June 30th, from 6-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Jen’s art is currently on display at MCC QC, located at 2930 Locust St. in Davenport, through the end of July. Jen is an outsider artist who found their calling while taking a class to teach therapeutic art. Living with an illness brought them to a place of living art and all of the joy that comes with this freedom. This exhibit is the... Read More

Bettendorf’s Bereskin Gallery Debuts New Photography Show, Opening Reception Friday

February 4th, 2021
Bettendorf's Bereskin Gallery Debuts New Photography Show, Opening Reception Friday

Joe Maciejko has been shooting beautiful photos for far longer than Paige Magistrelli has been alive, but both passionate Bettendorf residents are among 23 area artists who will have their photography on display in February at the Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Five other Q-C photographers are part of a new ongoing campaign to promote the work and purpose of United Way Quad Cities. While gallery owner Pat Bereskin has featured photography for sale since she first opened the Bettendorf venue in 2017, this is her first full exhibit of photos. The Photographic Exploration... 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

New College Invitational Art Exhibit Opens Saturday at Figge

January 28th, 2021
New College Invitational Art Exhibit Opens Saturday at Figge

Art students from eight area colleges and universities will have their work displayed in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Katz Gallery beginning Saturday, Jan. 30 for the 11th annual College Invitational exhibit. Art professors from Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University selected the top works from their school for inclusion. The exhibition will feature the works of 42 student artists working in a variety of techniques — including drawing, painting,... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Opens New Exhibit on American Artist Saturday

January 15th, 2021
Davenport's Figge Art Museum Opens New Exhibit on American Artist Saturday

The Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) is opening a new exhibit Saturday, Jan. 16, in the second-floor Lewis Gallery. Blakelock: By the Light of the Moon, will feature eight extraordinary pieces of American art — some of which have not been on display in more than two decades. In much the same way the Mississippi River serves as a source of creative inspiration to Quad Citizens, so too did the natural world inspire Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) to create expressively painted landscapes that have a distinctive otherworldly quality, according to a Figge release. “As the global... Read More

New Mid-Century Aviation Exhibit Takes ‘Trip Back In Time’ at Q-C Airport

January 11th, 2021
New Mid-Century Aviation Exhibit Takes 'Trip Back In Time' at Q-C Airport

Art and aviation fly high in a perfect connection at the new Quad City Arts Art at the Airport exhibit with “A Trip Back in Time” at the Quad City International Airport, Moline. The new exhibit – on display through March 1, 2021 – features Drew Morton’s digital drawings of airport runways, Peter Mauney’s time-lapse photographs of airplane arrivals and departures along with a selection of mid-century modern artifacts on loan from Fred and Ethel’s antiques store in Rock Island, the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, and private collections. Drew Morton of Iowa City explained... Read More

Western Illinois University Hosts Annual High School Art Exhibition and Awards

December 24th, 2020
Western Illinois University Hosts Annual High School Art Exhibition and Awards

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design recently hosted its annual High School Art Exhibition and Awards, with work submitted by students from 10 regional high schools. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was held virtually and was judged by WIU Professor Emeritus Julie Mahoney. She chose 100 works for the show from more than 270 entries, submitted by more than 100 students. The competition is sponsored by Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, the WIU Bookstore, the WIU Department of Art and Design and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The winners of the... Read More