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Artists Say Figge Needs More Local Art PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
Davenport Museum of Art Director Linda Downs envisions the Figge Arts Center as a vibrant gathering place for the general public and artistic types. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City used to be “a meeting place for young people,” she said, and the “incubation place” for artists, critics, and art-lovers alike.

 
Quad City Arts Show Emphasizes the Spiritual PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
Spiritual elements run through the current show at Quad City Arts in The District of Rock Island, with two artists interested in the idea of a life-force connection. The exhibit features paintings by David Murray and intaglio prints by Katie Kiley and runs through March 22.

 
Provocative Exhibit Explores National Identity PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
The idea of cultural identity is tricky, and finding a cohesive means to express the guiding principles of being an American in the utterly subjective realm of artistic interpretation is impossible. Even though an “American experience” shared by all of us who live in the United States is difficult to conceive, the current exhibit at the Davenport Museum of Art (with the name The American Experience) seeks to portray a version of our nationhood through visual art.

 
Ceramics Highlight of Welcome Center Show PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 December 2002 18:00
Elizabeth Shriver strives for beauty, while Steve Banks tries to achieve ugly. She works in ceramics and is into natural shapes, while he works in two-dimensional painting and collages and is into unnatural shapes.

 
A Little Bit Crazy PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
Initially, the pairing of Eric Mart and William Hannan in an exhibit at MidCoast Gallery West feels dichotomous and unnerving. There is the storied flow of Hannan’s calligraphy around his illustrations in one eye, and the skittering, nearly audible rattle of Mart’s sculptures in the other.

 
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