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An Outsider’s Perspective: Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, through April 29 at Augustana College PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2007 02:31

Reader issue #627 Each year, our regional artists have the opportunity to showcase their work in the premier juried art exhibit in the Quad Cities area: the annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition in the Centennial Hall gallery at Augustana College. Area artists know that this is an important show not only for the regional recognition and the respect of fellow artists, but also for their résumés and possible sales.

 
Potential, Nearly Realized: Quad City Arts Splits a Show, with Mixed Results PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 28 March 2007 02:32

Brian Roberts - MouthTactile, warm, and vibrant quilts wage a playful dogfight with large and bold oil paintings dripping with lush colors, offset by lightly weathered pods of overlapping metal plates. Just a few miles away, their siblings passively engage each other in a nonchalant visual standoff.

Can this really be the same exhibit?

 
No Compromise, and Nothing Haphazard: "Edward M. Catich: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Glass," at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bruce Carter   
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 02:27

Angel Top and Rooster Bottom Sixty works to represent any artist's life would usually be a major retrospective, but for the late Father Edward M. Catich, it's only a glimpse. Catich (1906-1979) was an artist, a scholar, a bookmaker and printer, a master calligrapher, a stone carver, a sign painter, a creator of fonts, a great teacher, a stained-glass window maker, a musician on many instruments, a coin collector, a painter, a traveler, an orphan, a child of the Depression, and a parish priest.

 
The Interior Life of Horses: Deborah Butterfield, through May 27 at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 March 2007 02:50

Deborah Butterfield's famous horse sculptures - 16 of which are currently being exhibited at the Figge Art Museum - are created from gathered steel or bronze or wood and formed into horses of great beauty and spirit. There is an elemental surprise that her horses are made this way - abstract and yet real, freely formed and yet completely descriptive. Her sculptures become living, breathing creatures before our senses, expressing the horses' strength and power and also their delicacy and silence. They will remain on the third and fourth floors of the Figge through May 27.

 
A Powerhouse Evolves: Corrine Smith, through March 9 at the St. Ambrose’s Morrissey Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:21

The latest show by Corrine Smith, running through March 9 at the Morrissey Gallery inside St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts Center, is a chance to see some exciting new color explorations by a painting and collage powerhouse. She has incorporated a wider range of bolder colors that have invigorated her powerful images with even more visual octane.

 
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