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Iowa Artist Breaks from Her Trap PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 April 2003 18:00
Ellen Wagener does the kind of drawings that work so well for so many people, there isn’t much incentive to try anything new. Over a 10-year career, she has mastered a pastel version of genre painting, paying homage to the same row-crop agriculture, rolling terrain, and big sky that so captivated native son Grant Wood.

 
White Girl Culture PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 April 2003 18:00
On Sunday afternoon at the Davenport Museum of Art, teenage girls stood three deep in some places, scrutinizing text at least as thoroughly as they absorbed Lauren Greenfield’s photographs. Most pictures were accompanied by engaging interviews, usually with the photographic subject.

 
Prayers for a Miracle PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2003 18:00
Steve Banks’ monumental reliefs, which he calls “toy pieces,” are distinguished by meticulous production and finishes that could have been done in a body shop. Some of these reliefs are being shown at the Peanut Gallery in Rock Island through May 10.

 
Juried Exhibit Strong but Static PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2003 18:00
This year’s Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition is quite a bit different from last year’s show. That’s not surprising, because the exhibit will depend on the likes and dislikes of the juror. Last year, I recall more cutting-edge artwork, while this year there is more symbolism and whimsy.

 
Group Exhibit Showcases Maturity, Refinement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2003 18:00
One of the most important things I noticed about the current exhibit at MidCoast Gallery West was what I didn’t see. The exhibit features more than 30 works by nine women, but there is nothing in or about the show to draw your attention to the artists’ sex.

 
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