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How We Define Craft PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 03 September 2002 18:00
More than 100 artists’ works in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and mixed media explore the boundaries between art and craft in a massive exhibit at the Davenport Museum of Art. Defining Craft 1: Collecting for the New Millennium is on display through November 3 and has such luminaries in the art world as Gehry, Chihuly, Lichtenstein, Castle Sherman, and Paley.

Exhibit Shows Blurred Boundaries Between Art and Craft PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 03 September 2002 18:00
“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This quotation from 1882 by designer and reformer William Morris sums up the underlying philosophy that a master of the Japanese style of pottery imbued his students with in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artist Mines Memory for Enigmatic Symbols PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 20 August 2002 18:00
One of the things I enjoy about the shows at the MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery in LeClaire’s Iowa Welcome Center is the open comment book. People who wander in off the highway, looking for a place to make a potty stop, can find themselves in an art gallery.

Scrap Metal, Fresh Work PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 16 July 2002 18:00
David Campbell’s large, realistic sculptures overwhelm a space and demand the viewer’s attention, while Marguerite Perret’s prints delicately await the audience’s close inspection. This contrast makes for an excellent show at MidCoast Gallery West on the corner of Second Avenue and 17th Street, just west of the plaza in downtown Rock Island.

Show Offers Several Standout Works PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 25 June 2002 18:00
In the current two-person show at Quad City Arts, Mary Cullen Lowman’s artist statement describes her philosophy quite well: “Mary’s primary interest is life, not still life. She finds that most of her work focuses on living friends – four-legged and two.

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