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An Enthusiastic Friend to Paint: Felix Morelo Bids “Adios” to the Quad Cities with Bucktown Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 19 September 2007 02:59

651_coverthumb.jpg Rarely does paint - the actual physical stuff laden with pigment - have as enthusiastic a friend as it does with Felix Morelo. The artist often lavishes his surfaces with thick and lustrous textured passages in blood reds, dirty aqua greens, or caustic oranges. In other areas, he stingily scrubs in the most minimal hints of browns or soiled denim blues.

 
All the World’s a Stage: Bill Hannan, through October at MidCoast Gallery West PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 September 2007 02:49

Bill Hannan - The PlanetsOn a small, dark stage, Venus slowly materializes, walking silently toward us in a diaphanous robe, holding a chalice and a sheath of wheat, her eyes distant. Jupiter, looking like Dionysus, sits on an invisible chair holding a jester's toy, laughing at something he's just heard from sly Mercury, who slowly floats by. Neptune the mystic crouches, bare-headed, waiting, looking beyond us.

 
Quiet Muse: 2007 Riverssance Harley Award Winner Ruth Evelyn Katz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 02:35

Mayor Mark Schwiebert and Ruth Evelyn Katz Over the past 19 years, the Riverssance Festival of Fine Art has bestowed the Harley Award (named after the event's harlequin logo) in recognition of "an individual or organization that has demonstrated a lasting commitment to the promotion and the advancement of the visual arts and artists in the Quad Cities area." And certainly, that description applies to 2007's Harley Award recipient, Ruth Evelyn Katz.

 
The Human Eye in a Raucous Assembly: "Impromptu," through August at Leger Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 August 2007 02:53

Snakeskin A huge foam cornucopia, curling in a massive yellowish shape, fills up the entire front window of the Leger Gallery in its current exhibit. Instead of the smooth perfect curve of a mathematical spiral, we have an unevenly textured solidified liquid used in a completely new way to describe the flow of thought and time and nature. With an industrial material normally used to insulate houses, Terry Rathje has created a buoyant example of the lively and inventive presentation inside.

 
No Boundaries - "Coexistence: The Art of Living Together" Merges Art, Education, & Controversy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 02:49

by Yossi Lemel, Israel From August 31 through September 27, the Quad Cities will host the touring exhibition Coexistence: The Art of Living Together, and there'll be practically no way to miss it.

 
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