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A Detour to Passion: "3D RSVP," Through May 25 at the Bucktown Center for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 02:23

won_jae_lee_dream.jpg A soft luminescent form gently sways in the air. As it slowly turns, its glowing color shifts from blue to an enchanting violet. Nearby, pale green compostable plastic wedding dresses gives comment to the newfound disposability of what used to be a family heirloom. Watching and waiting on the floor is an internally illuminated octopus made from shaped PVC pipe. These delightful works are just part of the bounty of intriguing three-dimensional constructions awaiting you now through May 25 at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in downtown Davenport.

 
Web Exclusive: Inspiration Turned Inward -- Holly Hunt & Margret O’Reilly at Catich Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 May 2007 04:41

Margret O'Reilly There is always some experience that acts as starting point inspiring an artist to begin a work. It could be the light on a surface, a gathering of forms, or the mood of a face. It might be the work of another artist, or a memory. There are thousands of sources. The best beginnings are those that, when filtered through the artist, turn the eye inward, causing discovery in and communication with the viewer.

 

 

 
Venus Envy Celebration Expands Beyond Bucktown: April 28 at Bucktown Center for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 April 2007 02:23

Meg Matthews & Rhonda FlorescuIf you were one of the 1,200 or so people who squeezed into the Bucktown Center of the Arts for Venus Envy either of the past two years, here's some good news: The celebration of women and the arts will be expanding outdoors this year.

(Weather permitting, of course. If the weather's bad, prepare to get squished again.)

The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at 225 East Second Street in Davenport. Admission is free.

 
Grace, Wit, and Wisdom: Venus Envy, April 28 at Bucktown Center for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 25 April 2007 02:21

Bekah Ash The third edition of the Venus Envy art exhibit - held as part of Saturday's larger celebration of women's creativity - certainly includes traditional feminist themes such as gender-role subjugation, objectification, and commodification. But the diverse show is not dogmatic, with works on women's health issues, goddess imagery, and the life-giving nature of women, with many pieces demonstrating grace, wit, and wisdom.

 
Not Lost in Translation: Emily Christenson, "Con-tin-gen-cies," through April 21 at the doe Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 02:15

but without the chocolate chipsGolden-brown and rust clouds battle a wave of cool, storm-tossed blues. Lush, glossy surfaces are resisted by thickly painted gestural slashes and incised flowing forms. These are just part of the explosion of colors and surfaces found in Con-tin-gen-cies, the current show of new works by Emily Christenson at the doe Gallery in the Bucktown Center for the Arts.

 
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