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What's Happening at the Putnam Museum in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:52
Meet John Weis, NASA Aerospace Education Specialist, on Thursday, January 24!

 This FREE forum is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. John will talk about NASA, it's programs and future opportunities. Attendees will even have an opportunity to see authentic moon rocks! Currently stationed at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, John is the state education liaison for Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.
All ages welcome - don't miss this special opportunity!

Reservations requested. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name and requested number of seats.
Wizard of Oz:  January 29th at1pm and 7pm
The BIG Game on February 3
Event begins at 3:30 p.m., seating starts at 4:30 p.m.,  the Big Game starts at 5:30 p.m.!Don't miss The BIG Game on the GIANT Screen Sunday, February 3!
Putnam Snack Stop will be open, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink allowed.
This is a free event, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED with a maximum of 12 people per reservation. Space is limited, to reserve your spot today call 563-324-1933 ext. 242 or email your name/phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All reservations not checked in at the ticketing counter will be released at 5 p.m.

 
ART GUMBO CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTS ORGANIZATIONS OR GROUPS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:58

1. Call for Submissions:

ART GUMBO CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTS ORGANIZATIONS OR GROUPS

[DUBUQUE, IA.] Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro-funding, is now accepting applications from arts organizations or creative groups for the spring funding cycle. Applications for Art Gumbo mini grants are available February 1 through Thursday, March 14. Applications available at artgumbodubuque.blogspot.com

Submission guidelines include the separation of individual artists and organizations or groups during funding cycles. Individual artists are not eligible to apply during this cycle.  The first seven eligible applications received by 11:59 p.m. on March 14 will qualify to compete for funding.

Art Gumbo is an independent community-based initiative that funds local arts projects using money collected at quarterly soup dinners. During each Art Gumbo funding cycle, artists or arts organizations are invited to submit a brief project proposal that demonstrates an impact on the Dubuque community. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A $10 donation at the door entitles the attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and to vote for their favorite. The Art Gumbo fund’s nightly proceeds will be awarded to the two proposals that receive the most votes. The next Art Gumbo Soup Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. at St. Mark Community Center, 1201 Locust
Street in Dubuque.

Download the application or for more information visit artgumbodubuque.blogspot.com or contact Paula Neuhaus or Megan Starr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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2. Event Details:

ART GUMBO Soup Dinners Raise Money for Dubuque Art Projects

DUBUQUE, IA. – The spring installment of Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro funding, is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. at St. Mark Community Center, 1201 Locust Street in
Dubuque.

Art Gumbo is an independent community-based initiative that funds local arts projects using money collected at quarterly soup dinners. During each Art Gumbo funding cycle, artists and arts organizations are alternately invited to submit a brief project proposal that demonstrates an impact on the Dubuque community. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A $10 donation at the door on March 21 entitles the attendee to soup and home-baked bread by East Mill Bakeshop & Catering, the opportunity to review all submitted proposals, and one vote for their favorite.

The March 21 soup dinner will feature up to seven proposals submitted by local arts organizations or creative groups whose project demonstrates an impact on the Dubuque community. The proceeds from the door will fund two proposals, first and
second place, splitting the funding in a 70/30 fashion.

Art Gumbo dinners and micro-funding program are an independent effort initiated by local arts activists Paula Neuhaus and Megan Starr. The project’s mission is to bring artists together with art patrons to explore and fund projects, create working relationships, and to build an all-arts network. Since the project’s launch in 2010, Art Gumbo has funded 16 proposals raising a total of $8,565 for Dubuque art projects. Art Gumbo was a recipient of a 2010 Dubuque365 IMPACT award for achievement in arts, a 2011 Mediacom Arts & Culture Grant, and inclusion in Phonebook 3, a nationwide directory of innovative arts projects.

The March 21 soup dinner is open to anyone interested in attending the event.

For more details about Art Gumbo visit artgumbodubuque.blogspot.com or contact Paula Neuhaus or Megan Starr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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" WINTER." The art of Anna Engelbrecht PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:42
JANUARY 25th. 2013  

6.00p.m. Onwards.

Cocktails and Hor’s devours served on the Second Floor with the River City Radio Hour.

1530 Fifth Avenue

Moline.

309-762-9202

www.atthephoenix.com

 
Brucemore Mansion Tours Begin in March PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:33

Brucemore announces the reopening of the 21-room mansion for guided tours on March 1, 2013. Explore over a century of Cedar Rapids history through the lives of the three families who called Brucemore home. For three generations, the estate was home to social and economic leaders of the community, as well as the servants that made their lifestyles possible. As Cedar Rapids evolved, so too did life in the Mansion, reflected in the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore. The Mansion tour provides a glimpse into the past and an irreplaceable way to understand modern Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa.

Mansion tours are offered March through December, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3:00 p.m. Tours begin on the hour and last approximately 50 minutes. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children between the ages of 6 and 18, and free to Brucemore members. Purchase tickets in the Brucemore Store located in the Visitor Center.

Groups of ten or more are encouraged to schedule a private tour a minimum of two weeks in advance. In addition to the standard tour, Brucemore's tour menu features a range of tours and learning opportunities available for school and youth groups, scout troops, garden clubs, history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and more. Visit www.brucemore.org or call (319) 362-7375 for more information or to schedule a group tour.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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Cliff Dwellers Punch Bowl to be on Display at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:56

Davenport, Iowa (January 17, 2013) – For a limited time only, Quad-Citians will have a wonderful opportunity to view a rarely exhibited Arts and Crafts period punch bowl. The sterling silver bowl is on loan courtesy of The Cliff Dwellers, a Chicago arts club and gathering place for artists and people interested in the arts.

The Punch Bowl is an excellent example of Arts and Crafts period hollowware. The bowl’s decoration was taken from Ancient Pueblo pottery designs at Chicago’s Field Museum and is an example of how Midwestern Arts and Crafts and Prairie School architects and craftsmen incorporated Native American motifs into their designs.

The Cliff Dwellers, founded in 1907 as “The Attic Club” by the author Hamlin Garland in consultation with prominent Chicago artists Ralph Clarkson, Lorado Taft and others, was intended to be Chicago’s answer to the legendary Players Club in New York City.  In 1909, The Cliff Dwellers moved into a space designed for it on the top floor of what was then known as Orchestra Hall.

In 1910, club member Charles L. Hutchinson on the occasion of the club’s second anniversary in its new location commissioned a silver punch bowl crafted by renowned Chicago Arts and Crafts metal-smith and fellow “Cliff Dweller,” (as members are known) Robert Riddle Jarvie, U.S., 1865 – 1941.  Hutchinson, was one of the founders of the Art Institute and served as the second President of Cliff Dwellers.  On the occasion of the bowl’s presentation, a short play, The Masque of Quetzal’s Bowl, written by Thomas Wood Stevens and Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, was performed.  The New York Times reviewed the “Masque” and characterized it as “slight,” but acknowledged that its authors had considerable knowledge of southwest legends.

Jarvie’s works can be found in a number of important decorative art collections including the Art Institute, the L. A. County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bowl will be on view in the Figge’s Frank Lloyd Wright / Western themed permanent collection galleries through April 14, 2013.

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit our website, www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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