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While Apart, Black Hawk College Art Students Work Together on New Magazine

July 2nd, 2020

Creating art is typically a solitary activity. For Black Hawk College students this spring, it was more isolating than usual, as they worked together – while physically apart – to produce a 36-page art magazine. ArtFusion magazine is produced every other year by and for BHC visual communications students. It features essays, digital drawing, photography, painting and other student works. When the college’s Art 248 – Production and Prepress class (about 14 students) went completely online in mid-March – because of Covid-19 — creating the collaborative, full-color publication became... Read More

Bucktown, MidCoast, Embodied the “Cool, Creative” We Need More Of In The Quad-Cities

June 3rd, 2020

Sept. 30, 2016 was one of the best nights of my life. At the Boho Chic Gallery in downtown Davenport’s Bucktown Center for the Arts, I was surrounded by friends, samples of Front Street beer (including its Bucktown Stout), and copies of my first book, “A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s Infamous District Transformed.” It was because of this quirky collection of art galleries and studios – which had a brief, busy, vital life from 2005 to this past March – that I was commissioned in August 2014 by The History Press to write the definitive story of the colorful east end of downtown... Read More

Midcoast Ringing In The ’20s With Awesome Events

January 28th, 2020

Midcoast Fine Arts and Bucktown might be closing up shop in March of this year, but they’re going out with some awesome events and leaving behind a tremendous legacy. You can check out some art exhibits by a variety of talented creators, arts events and more at Bucktown over the next couple of months. Here’s the schedule of events at Bucktown and the other Midcoast venues: Ringing in the ‘20s Final Friday January 31, 6-9 p.m. Bucktown Center for the Arts   Experience a speakeasy created by Bucktown Artists, closing reception for Tony Seabolt, live music by Anthony Catalfano,... Read More

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