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Sophisticated and Fun Work Emerges from Mismatched Artists PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 15 March 2005 18:00
When I walked into MidCoast Gallery West in Rock Island to see the current exhibit featuring works by B. Thomas Lytle and Steve Banks, my senses were bombarded. I was overwhelmed by the number and disparateness of pieces on display, and didn’t really know where to begin.

 
Rock Island Library Brings Back “A Whole Lotta Shakespeare” PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 15 March 2005 18:00
Editor’s note: This is the debut of a new feature in the River Cities’ Reader highlighting news, events, and other information about local libraries. • In celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday, the Rock Island Public Library will present “A Whole Lotta Shakespeare Going On,” hosting many Shakespeare-related activities for the culture hound.

 
Whimsy, Boldness, and Sensitivity Meet in Stunning Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 15 February 2005 18:00
I was greeted by myriad colors and shapes as I entered the MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery in LeClaire to see its current exhibit. Lisa Mahar’s three-dimensional, functional art is unfettered and bold, while Leslie Bell’s more muted portraits and figure paintings are sensual and evocative.

 
MidCoast Show Invokes the Industrial Past PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 January 2005 18:00
As I walked into MidCoast Gallery West in downtown Rock Island, I was immediately transported back in time to my grandfather’s garage in upstate New York. The image was complete, from the old dusty equipment whose purpose and use were a mystery, to the used license plates adorning the walls where the grimy pegboard paneling didn’t quite cover.

 
Agriculture Binds Excellent Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 25 January 2005 18:00
Iowa’s agricultural abundance, natural landscapes, and teeming wildlife are themes that tie together the work of Iowa artists Larsh Bristol, Douglas Eckheart, and Brian Roberts, currently on exhibit at Quad City Arts in Rock Island.

 
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