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Elusive Details Help Blend Reality and Fantasy PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 07 June 2005 18:00
Jon Stuckenschneider’s silver gelatin prints are tranquil, almost hypnotic to gaze upon. They show the blur between fantasy and reality. In his print entitled Cedar River the trees are indistinct and hazy, while the sky and water have a grainy texture.

 
Left Bank at Black Hawk State Park PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 07 June 2005 18:00
When searching for a new necklace or a piece to hang in the living room, a state park might not be the first place you’d think to shop. Yet the Black Hawk State Historical Site will soon be teeming with artwork, as the Left Bank Art League presents its 49th annual Fine Art Fair from 10 a.

 
Different Type of High-School Reunion PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 May 2005 18:00
Most of us have had the experience of running into someone who went to school with us years earlier. Very little, if anything, usually comes of those chance encounters. But for local artists Nicole Miller and Justin Elvidge, both 22, a surprise meeting has led, a mere four months later, to a shared exhibit of oil paintings at the Peanut Gallery in Rock Island, the first local showing for both Quad Citians.

 
Work Offers Safety in Anonymity PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 03 May 2005 18:00
Artist Peter Xiao grew up in Beijing, China, which he describes in his artist statement as “congested” and filled with “political upheavals.” For this reason he is more interested in painting “humans and their conditions” rather than the classic Chinese subject, nature.

 
Winners of the Spring 2005 River Cities’ Reader Photo Contest PDF Print E-mail
Photography
Written by No Author   
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 18:00
In designing our third photo contest, we decided to suggest – but not require – a spring theme. While it wasn’t a criterion in our judging, several of the winners did indeed follow our advice – most clearly seen in Linda Ortiz’s second-place-winning photograph in the “people” category, showing a young girl in field rich with green and accented by violet and a small dab of yellow.

 
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