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The ARTery voted Best of the Hop! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Micaela Booth   
Friday, 09 January 2015 11:43

(ROCK ISLAND, IL –January 8th ) – Our guests at the December Gallery Hop voted, and decided The ARTery was worthy of the “Best of the Hop” title! The ARTery is a staple in all of our Gallery Hop events, and always go above and beyond for the sake of the Hop. They are also major contributors to The District’s “Dirty Art” event. The District could not be more grateful for all of the support they provide.

The ARTery opened its doors in February 2009 sharing space with MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery West. What makes the gallery unique is that it is completely artist owned and operated. The gallery showcases paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and home furnishings. Their no-commission policy has attracted more than fifty artists to the gallery.

Every month The ARTery hosts pARTies that feature music, refreshments, and the company of your favorite artists. These pARTies are hosted with MidCoast Gallery West. The month of January’s pARTy is Friday, January 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This will be the opening reception for Carol Steinmetz & Bill Marsoun. Bill was one of the featured artists in Gallery Hop, located at The Quad City Botanical Center.

The ARTery is located at 1629 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, and is open Wednesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. If you’re interested in renting commission-free space to display and sell your art, or would like more information feel free to contact Carolyn Krueger, Owner, Manager, & ARTist at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (309) 781-7668. You can also visit their website at

Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts Vino Van Gogh™ Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christina L. Maggio-Kellerstrass   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:56

Paint and be merry at Senior Star with featured local artist Beth Peters


DAVENPORT, IA (January 7, 2015) –Senior Star at Elmore Place is pleased to be the host venue of the Quad Cities Vino Van Gogh™ event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 15 at 4500 Elmore Avenue.

Participants will enjoy an evening to paint Centennial Bridge, a well-known landmark in the Quad Cities, with featured native and local artist, Beth Peters.  No previous painting experience is required and participants will be shown step by step how to create their own paintings.  “This is an event that everyone can enjoy as art is such a wonderful expression of communication,” said Marc Strohschein, executive director of Senior Star at Elmore Place.  “We are excited to be the host site for this event and look forward to families and friends joining us as we enjoy a great sense of community camaraderie.”

Vino Van Gogh™ started several years ago by a few friends who shared a passion for wine, friendship, art and their community.  Vino Van Gogh™ solely hosts events at local venues where artists and guests live and work. Their concept is based on the idea that they can bring engaging, unique fun events for the community to enjoy at existing neighborhood wine and coffee bars, restaurants and other venues.  Unlike other art edu-tainment (education + entertainment) companies, they support the businesses in local communities, not compete with them for your business.  Their contract instructors are artists, school teachers and others who have a passion for art.  Using the Vino Van Gogh techniques™ for instruction, they make it simple for even those with no background in art to create their own work-of-art in just one sitting. 

Participants are asked to bring their own wine and beverages, and light refreshments will be served by Senior Star.  Due to the popularity of this event, RSVPs are requested no later than January 13 as space is limited.  Tickets are $38 per person.  To register visit

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a tour, call 563.484.5114 or visit the web site at

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information, visit

Quilt Exhibit Postponed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:07

Due to an unexpected illness the Messipi Threads River Quilt exhibit will not be opening Jan. 6th as previously scheduled. We hope to have it at the museum and ready for visitors by this weekend. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us on Sun. Jan. 11th for both the Messipi Threads River Quilt exhibit and Kaleidoscopia!

German American Heritage Center, 712 W Second Street, Davenport , IA  52802

Introducing Wedding & Gift Registry at Atom Studio + Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pat Bereskin   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:48

Know someone getting married? You may be aware of the shift in wedding trends. People are waiting longer to get married. Average age for brides is 29 and grooms 31 years of age. Most already have acquired items traditionally purchased for shower or wedding gifts. Newlyweds now focus more on decorating their home.

January 1st, Atom Studio + Gallery launched our new wedding & gift registry to provide an original, personal, and timeless option to celebrate any special occasion.

Our gallery represents a curated selection of original art by some of the Midwest's top artists. Anyone is able to select artworks for their registry across a range of prices, styles, and mediums. You may, also, use the opportunity to have the couple select a commission piece of their choice.

We offer our clients three choices for gifting off the registry: buy an artwork, contribute an amount to an artwork ("group gifting"), or purchase a gift certificate to Atom Studio + Gallery.

Contact: Pat Bereskin

(563) 508-4630

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Tom Awad - Remnants of Earth Art Exhibit at L&D15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Balluff   
Friday, 02 January 2015 08:55

L&D15 opens its first monthly art exhibit with local artist Tom Awad on January 10. A mixture of photographic collage, paintings and mixed media sculpture, Remnants of Earth is an investigation of matter both physical and emotional. In his artist’s statement, Awad describes his process “I work in layers. None of my pieces happen over night – they take time to evolve…the process of growth and destruction is always apparent in my work.”

There will be a reception for Tom Awad on Saturday, January 10th starting at 7pm. Hors d’ouvres and drinks will be provided. For more info: The exhibition runs through February 8th.

Tom Awad will also be present on Sunday, January 11 from 1-4pm to give an artist talk about Remnants of Earth as part of L&D15’s ongoing Meet Your Maker series.

The Meet Your Maker series was conceived by L&D15 co-founders David Balluff and Lopeti Etu as a way to provide artists and art lovers with a forum to share ideas, techniques and information about a wide range of artistic topics. Future events include demonstrations, artist talks, and skill sharing workshops. Coffee provided.

L&D15 brings a new style of retail to the Quad Cities, featuring clothing, accessories and housewares created by local and international artists and designers. The store is located at 520 West 2nd Street in downtown Davenport. For more information, please visit

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