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Father Edward M. Catich: World-Renowned Artist Gets His Due in His Own Backyard PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Jodie Shagrin Kavensky   
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 18:00
Recently, at dinner with some Quad Cities politicians and lobbyists, I was asked to name the “best” local artists. Feeling put on the spot, I waxed regal about the subjectivity of art and how critical acclaim and commercial success are but two measures of artistic achievement.

No Surprises at Welcome-Center Exhibit, Just Quality PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 May 2004 18:00
The current show at the MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery in LeClaire features two well-known artists in the Quad Cities scene, and for those who know their work, the exhibit holds no surprises. Katie Kiley and Akiko Koiso have highly developed styles, and their work is of a uniformly high quality, using themes, colors, and shapes that do not depart much from the artists’ recent compositions.

Exhibit Showcases a Who’s Who of Quad Cities Artists PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 March 2004 18:00
Move over Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy. It’s time to bestow honors upon the Quad Cities’ artistic community. The 28th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition boasts a roster that reads like a venerable who’s who of local visual artists.

Growth and Happy Accidents in Asian-Tinged Show PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 March 2004 18:00
The current MidCoast Gallery West exhibit featuring work by Caroline England and Ken Bichell is a striking exposition of Occidental Asian-influenced artists in two and three dimensions. England’s floral watercolors, with their black backgrounds, borrow from Chinese black-lacquer works, while Bichell’s wood-fired pottery grows out of the Chinese tradition in ceramics.

Mystery Box PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 09 March 2004 18:00
For his current art exhibition, Felix Morelo started small, creating intricate painted boxes that can fit in one’s hands. One wall of the Peanut Gallery is covered with them. But as intriguing as these works are, Morelo was unhappy with them.

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