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Forecast for Summer Festivals is Still Muddy PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 22 May 2001 18:00
The unruly and inconsiderate Mississippi River finally freed LeClaire Park from its muddy grip this week, but events scheduled for the venue for the rest of the summer still might need to look for new locations.

 
Riverfest Hopes Weather Cooperates with New Look PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 May 2001 18:00
The Mississippi River is wreaking havoc with the summer festival schedule this year, but last year it was rain that washed out Moline’s annual Riverfest event, with several inches drowning the event and forcing its cancellation.

 
The Midwest Arts Mecca Unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 May 2001 18:00
“Forty years ago, if an American man or woman meant to have an artistic career, you got on the train to New York. Today, you can be a violinist in North Carolina, a writer in Iowa, a painter in Utah.” – Garrison Keillor, March 29, 1990 Like many businesses here, the Reader is participating in an exciting mission to help position our Quad Cities community as a top-tier Midwestern destination for people to live, work, and play.

 
Polished Artists Make for a Gleaming Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 18:00
Tom Newport’s sculptures are a great counterpoint to Steven Anderson’s paintings; the sculptures are completely abstract, while the paintings range from photo-realistic renderings of automobiles to Grant Wood-ish landscapes.

 
Words Don’t Tell These Artists’ Stories PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Tuesday, 24 April 2001 18:00
The two artists featured in the current exhibit at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island aren’t what you might expect after reading their statements. Matt Pulford wrote a longer exposition of his work that suggests a literate artistic style.

 
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