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The Importance of Transformation: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo: "Juggling Act," thru May 11 at St. Ambrose PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 02:39

Dawn Wohlford-Metallo's Twist & Shout Pressed clumps of richly textured paper pulp shaped into crusty grates, inquisitive fish, and smooth vertebrae are given chromatic life with hints of vibrant blue-greens, rusty reds, and creamy whites. These colors and textures are given room to breathe with large expanses of grays and earth tones.

 
Wincing the Night Away: Venus Envy, May 3 at the Bucktown Center for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 30 April 2008 02:14

Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik - Grow UpSince the Quad Cities version of Venus Envy began in 2005, it has celebrated women's artistic expression in the visual and performing arts.

Now it aims to let them embarrass themselves.

 
The 32nd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Banks and Bruce Carter   
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 02:19

Reader issue #680 The Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, now in its 32nd year, is necessarily disparate, with a wide variety of media and artists. But that doesn't mean that themes don't emerge.

As River Cities' Reader art critic Bruce Carter said in discussing the exhibit, "There's always a pattern in every show."

 
The Elusive, Transformed: Rick Lodmell, through April at the Quad City Botanical Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2008 02:50

Banana Bloom Rick Lodmell is both prepared and lucky.

 

Equipped with a 10.2-megapixel camera, a calm spirit, and an eye for beauty, he ardently tramps out into the Hennepin canal landscape during twilight and early morning, in all seasons. He is looking for that momentary vision of the natural world, always moving and transforming, to capture what is seen in an instant.

 

 
Avoiding Extinction: Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience, at the i wireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 March 2008 02:04

Walking with Dinosaurs The irony might be a little obvious, but extinct dinosaurs have helped stave off extinction for another animal: the creator of animatronic creatures.

Animatronics is "one of those arts that's probably dying out," said Sonny Tilders, the creature designer and builder for Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience, coming to the i wireless center March 5 through 9.

 
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