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Celebrate the Season and the Spirit of Giving at the Family Museum’s WinterFest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:55

Bettendorf — The Family Museum will continue its tradition of WinterFest on Sunday, December 2, from noon – 5:00 pm. There will be a host of joyful family activities for everyone including dance performances of the Nutcracker from the Family Museum LimeLight dancers, holiday music performed by the Pleasant Valley High School Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, refreshments, fun activities such as snowpeople sculptures and handmade ornaments, and a visit from Santa from 2:00-4:00 PM. Admission to this event and the Family Museum’s hands-on gallery is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to a local food pantry. This event is sponsored by the DHCU Community Credit Union.

A huge, 300 square foot train set will be set up again this year, and each passenger on the mini Polar Express will be enjoying hot chocolate in their seats with all of the lights burning bright and the smokestacks going full blast as the train winds its way on its journey to the North Pole.

The centerpiece window dressing is the last set of animated figurines from the Petersen Harden Von Maur store in Davenport.  Created by the (George) Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company, this Santa’s House scene includes a Living Room with a decorated tree and fireplace, a Kitchen with a very busy stove, a Workshop where elves are busy making toy trains, and a snowball battle in the woods among the elves who are gathering firewood.  The display was built in Chicago during October of 1966, and was donated to the Family Museum in 1990 when the store was sold.

The Family Museum is located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive. For more information, please call (563) 344-4106 or visit www.familymuseum.org.

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Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture Exhibition Opens Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Friday, 16 November 2012 15:24

Davenport, IOWA (November 2012) – The newest exhibition at the Figge Art Museum opens this Saturday, November 17 and runs through February 17, 2013. Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture features 20th century examples of portraits that address changes in the perceived nature of personal identity and its representation.

 

Curated by Dr. Rima Girnius of the Figge, portraits feature celebrities and historical figures whose public roles question the traditional function of portraiture and how we often remember people not as they were but as they appeared to be through images.

 

Much of the power ascribed to portraiture has depended on the artist’s ability to vividly capture the nuances and peculiarities of a person’s physical appearance and character. Portraits were deemed successful when the image resembled the original to such a degree that the person represented appeared to be momentarily present before the viewer’s eyes.

Culled from the Figge’s collection as well as significant loans from private collections and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, the portraits in this exhibition serve as a reminder of portraiture’s continuing importance as an artistic genre.

 

The Figge is offering FREE admission on Saturday, so don’t miss your opportunity to see this exhibition on its opening day. Also be sure to keep in mind the upcoming companion events (see below) being offered in conjunction with Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture.

 

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 9pm. 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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Companion Events

Evening Art History Talk “History of Portraiture”
7 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012
Free with membership or museum admission
Presenter Alycia Reed, PhD candidate, will discuss “The Good, the Bad and the Mundane: Western Portraiture in the Late Twentieth-Century”. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the Figge’s exhibitions Portrait of Maquoketa - The Dimensional View and Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture.

On the Face of It – Portraits Family Day
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013
Free with membership or museum admission
Bring your face to the Figge for some quality family time at our Portraits Family Day! Studio art activities, story time, refreshments and much more are sure to make this day a picture-perfect memory! This free family day is planned in conjunction with these special exhibitions: Portrait of Maquoketa – The Dimensional View and Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture.
Sponsored by John Deere

Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture Curator Lecture
7 p.m. Thursday February 7, 2013

Free with membership or museum admission

Join exhibition curator Rima Girnius, PhD, as she discusses the history of portraiture, and its continuing importance as an artistic genre.

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Nash Gallery Exhibit Opens on December 7th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Friday, 16 November 2012 10:05
[DUBUQUE, IA] Nash Gallery will host an opening reception for artist Edward Obermueller’s new collection entitled HORIZONS on Friday, December 7 from 7-9 p.m., 489 West Fourth Street in Cable Car Square. The exhibit features impressionist landscapes and cityscapes with many local scenes, as well as a brand new series of "horizons" or abstracted landscapes. "I am drawn to
the deep horizon,” Obermueller says, “The looking outward toward possibilities, the play of light, depth, and color, and the spiritual meaning these can bring. I love placing architectural and figural forms into a landscape and exploring how the geometric lines and organic lines and shapes interact with each other."

Nash Gallery gives the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society a meaningful presence in downtown Dubuque’s cultural district and serves as a creative hub for the organization and its affiliates. The gallery’s programming supports the mission of DCFAS to encourage, promote, and present local and regional arts by providing an exhibition space and network for emerging and
pioneering artists.

The artist will offer a gallery talk at 8 p.m. during the opening reception. HORIZONS will be on exhibition through February 8, 2013 with weekend gallery hours on Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays from 11-3 p.m. and by appointment. For more details visit www.dcfas.org.

This exhibit is made possible in part by funding from Art Gumbo Dubuque.

 
Free Admission at the Figge on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nancy Dunlop   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:22

Davenport, IOWA (November 2012) – Downtown Davenport will be bustling this weekend with the Festival of Trees kick off parade. Spectators will have the opportunity to warm-up at the Figge Art Museum where FREE ADMISSION, sponsored by Butler Insurance, is being offered on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with the parade festivities.

Visitors can check out the newly opened exhibitions including Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Museum featuring 27 priceless quilts from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. and Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View showcasing 180 oil painting portraits that Rose Frantzen created from July 2005 to July 2006 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The Museum Store will be offering The Holiday Experience Package which includes a $10 Museum Store coupon, a $10 Thursdays at the Figge Café coupon, a $5 class coupon, a free private tour for up to 10 people and 2 guest admission passes. Normally valued at more than $115, members can purchase it for just $25 and non-members for $40.

The end of year gift membership sale also starts Saturday and includes deep discounts on yearly memberships to the Figge. This unique holiday gift can also be purchased online at www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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 9pm. 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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Handmade City Holiday 2012 Arts & Crafts Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rose Noble   
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:26

Q.C. Venue – Bucktown Center of the Arts to Host Event

 

December 1, 2012 (Davenport, IA) – Handmade City is proud to announce our fifth arts & crafts show on Saturday, December 1, from 10 AM – 3 PM at Bucktown Center for the Arts located at 225 East 2nd Street
Davenport, Iowa.  Over 35 artists from around the Quad Cities will be selling their one-of-a-kind handmade creations, perfect for Holiday gift giving.

A few confirmed vendors include:

Rozz-Tox: Music Venue and Art Gallery

Bucktown Studio Artists: Luminology, Mid Coast Fine Art Gallery

Adventure Orange: QC's popular Handmade Shop in the Village of East Davenport

The event is free and open to the public.

“This event provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the talented artists living right here in the Quad Cities, said Rose Noble, Handmade City Creator. “Our goal is to make Handmade City the premier leader in producing events that showcase local talent and allow them to bring their fantastic products to the community at large.”

Handmade City is an indie arts + crafts collective, supporting local handmade artisans. Established in 2010, Handmade City supports the do-it-yourself craft collective and indie art available in the Quad Cities.  We pride ourselves on unique craftsmanship and encourage other likeminded artists and consumers to make Handmade City their destination for quality handmade crafts in the Quad Cities.

For additional information or to exhibit at future events, contact Handmade City at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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