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Sound & Vision Is 'A Little Bit of Everything' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Allen   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 02:38

Sound and Vision's control roomSound & Vision began as a group of guys searching for a place to practice with and record their bands. Located at 1316 Fourth Avenue in downtown Moline, it now features a recording studio, an art gallery, screen-printing, recording workshops, DJ-ing, and custom speaker cabinets.

"It really started in my dad's basement," said Ray Malone, one of eight contributors, in an interview at the studio. Between then and the current situation, the men rented four different spaces, the last being a two-bedroom house in Davenport. "When we were in a house, the control room was set up on the second floor," Malone said. "We did all of the recording downstairs. There was a lot of going up and down stairs to move a mic an inch."

 
Touched by War: "For Such a Time as This," through February 22 at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Allen   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 02:29

Adrienne Noelle WergeDescribing For Such a Time as This: Remembering Vietnam, artist Adrienne Noelle Werge said: "I wanted to build an environment in which people can come and meditate ... a space that is really built in such a way as to respect all the sacrifices that are made and all the lives that were touched by the Vietnam war and any war."

 
Super-Size Me!: "Big Bina Butterflies," at the Bucktown Center for the Arts through November 28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 02:40

Big Notgnirray Butterfly Some collectors purchase artworks to accentuate a room. The pieces in Delores De Wilde Bina's current exhibition at the Bucktown Center for the Arts, however, are the room.

"Okay, so you hang one on the wall in your studio, and it's seven and a half feet tall," the Davenport artist recalls telling someone at the exhibit's opening. "That's almost floor-to-ceiling. And then the wingspan is eight-foot, and ... .

"Oops!" she exclaims with a laugh. "We've just filled this whole wall!"

 
40 Years in the Making: Riverssance, September 20 and 21 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 02:29

ceramics by Liz Robertson On her Web site, Liz Robertson explains the circumstances that inspired her to pursue ceramics as a career: "From my early childhood I seemed to understand that clay, when put to fire, makes a permanent thing. My father was a bricklayer. Our backyard was good red clay. Our coal furnace, with its handy ledge, was where we placed our crude pinch pots to bake."

But necessity made her switch from throwing pots on a wheel to the hand-building technique she primarily uses today.

 
The Eccentric Teapot: "Teapots: Object to Subject," through August 10 at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 02:34

Reader issue #695 How could a show of teapots be extraordinary? Wouldn't that be like having an exhibition of kitchen appliances?

We all have an image of a teapot, but these are not those teapots. Teapots: Object to Subject, the current show at the Figge Art Museum, is like a Mad Hatter's tea party.

 
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