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Butterfly Release at the Family Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:50

Bettendorf — On Saturday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Museum staff members will release Painted Lady butterflies raised this spring at the Family Museum. For approximately four weeks, guests have watched the caterpillars slowly transform into butterflies. If it is raining on Saturday, the release will be postponed to Tuesday, May 1 at noon. If weather is questionable, call (563)344-4106 day-of to confirm.

The Painted Lady butterfly is one of the most common butterflies in the world. Because of its wide range, it is sometimes called the Cosmopolitan. The larva (caterpillar) grows to about a half inch long, forms a chrysalis, and then emerges from the chrysalis seven to 10 days later as a butterfly.

The Butterfly Release is an annual spring event at the Family Museum. The release of these butterflies will take place in the Museum’s Outdoor Kingdom for Kids. For more information, contact Becky Ortner at (563) 344-4171. This event is included with paid admission or Museum membership.

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Upcoming event at the Muscatine Art Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katy Doherty   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:44
PRESS RELEASE

1314 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761
www.muscatineartcenter.org

CONTACT: KATY DOHERTY, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

MUSCATINE ART CENTER

FOR RELEASE: APRIL 23, 2012

The public is invited to join the Muscatine Art Center in welcoming Muscatine native John Duggleby, writer and musician, as he presents a program based on his book, Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood. This event will take place Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Muscatine Art Center’s Music Room and is free and open to the public. There will be copies of John Duggleby’s book to purchase at this event.

John has written several books for young people, including biographies on musicians John Lennon, Ray Charles, and artist Jacob Lawrence. Artist in Overalls, one of Duggleby’s eight children’s books, has received several distinctions including the National  Association of Christian Schools’ Children’s Crown Award and the Parents Council Seal of Approval. His book, Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence, was honored by the National Council for Social Studies as the Elementary Book of the Year.

Artist in Overalls reveals Grant Wood’s story to audiences of all ages in a fun and interactive way. Dressed like the famous farmer in Wood’s American Gothic painting, Duggleby shows how Wood’s Iowa childhood observations and resolve to follow his instincts resulted in fame that has endured through this American cultural icon.

EVENT DETAILS:
What: “Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood”
Who: John Duggleby
When: Sunday, May 6
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: The Muscatine Art Center’s Music Room
Admission to these programs is FREE.

Please contact Katy Doherty, Program Coordinator, with any
questions or concerns at 563-263-8282 or by email at
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The Muscatine Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Admission is FREE.

 
Mercedes Benz car show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Friday, 20 April 2012 15:21

Davenport- The German American Heritage Center will be hosting a Mercedes Benz Car Show on Sunday, April 29th from 12pm until 4pm. The show will be in the parking lot at 712 W 2nd St Davenport, IA and will feature brats, chips, and pop provided by the Bier Stube.

This event is sponsored in part by Lujack’s in conjunction with the “Beetle to Benz” exhibit at GAHC, open through June 3rd. The car show is free with an admission of $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children and free for members to see the museum exhibit.

 
Left Bank Art League News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Holloway   
Friday, 20 April 2012 12:52
rtists Showing/Teaching or Receiving Awards in the Quad-Cities 

Mona Wolbers is receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution “Women in the Arts” recognition award on April 14, at Deere-Wiman House, 9:30 brunch, 10:00 meeting. 

 

Marcia Fox has a large show of original oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paintings at Chez Willie’s restaurant, 41 S Seminary St. in Galesburg through April and May.

 

Betsy Zmuda-Swanson will have exhibit space with her paintings through Midcoast at I-Wireless April and May.

Lori Miller has 2 works in Venus Envy which begins April 25 (Bucktown)  (She said there may be other Left Bankers involved as  well) www.lorimiller.com

Lanora Welzenbach is showing in May and June at the Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL with a reception on May 6.

Gene Brack is showing at the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce offices beginning 4/21 with no current end time. www.genebrackoriginals.com

Paul Algueseva III has an open studio planned for May 5 and 6 at his home studio in Davenport. This is through the Spring Mississippi River Valley Art Drive and he will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (2314 Elm Street, Davenport - 563-355-9220). He regularly is at CASI on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. & Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  teaching clay hand building and acrylic painting at the same time. The student works are shown in the corridors at CASI. He just received a grant to teach at Jane's Place, and will start the first class in May. Paul shows in various places in Iowa and Illinois.

Mona Wolbers, Ingrid Bogdanowicz, Judy Gray, Gloria Burlingame, & Andi Naab are teaching art lessons at Longfellow Eleme tary School thanks to a grant from Isabel Bloom & the Rock Island Fine Arts Guild.

Allen Holloway has a one night pastel class through the Figge Art Museum Thursday evening, May 3.

Wine & Art
6-8 pm Thursday, May 3
Pastels with Allen Holloway
$15/student; all supplies provided
Pre-registration required

Allen will take part in the Spring Mississippi Valley Art Drive Sat., May 5 displaying in LeClaire on the grounds of Re-Usable Usables/weather permitting (322 N. Cody Road).  In addition he will man a vending space demoing and selling his dog portraiture work at the QCCA Expo Center over Mother’s Day weekend (May 12 + 13) during the Scott County Kennel Club Dog Show and will be entering 3 pieces in the Geneseo Maple City Art Fine arts competition.  He teaches beginning acrylic classes through Grumbacher’s and Michaels Arts & Crafts about every other Saturday and one evening night during the week (check Michaels for schedules).  In addition coming up he has a Saturday class through the Figge in July and another Pastel class in Sept.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor: Allen Holloway
10:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, July 28
$40/members; $50/non-members

Pat Bereskin and her students are showing at Evergreen Art Gallery/Bettendorf to begin May 5.

Gloria Burlingame will be teaching a seminar at the Figge in August.

DRAWING – Heads and Hands
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
10:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, August 25
$40/members; $50/non-members 

 

Workshops

Workshops in Pastel for April

*Deere-Wiman Carriage House


David Garrison and Cecile Houel

Internationally known artists residing in Burlington, Iowa and France. Both are known for their extraordinary pastel paintings and both have won prestigious awards in France and this country. Cecile and David are both very attentive and helpful to each student. Cecile is gracious and David is entertaining!

 

PORTRAITS WITH CECILE,

Saturday, April 21 at Deere-Wiman

Carriage House, 9:30 — 4:30

Cecile will demonstrate her portraiture technique step by step and follow up with individual attention to her students.

Supply list: easel, pastels, fine charcoal (3-4 mm), paper (sanded if possible: La Card Sennelier or Artspectrum), board and a good photo of your preferred subject

 

LANDSCAPES WITH DAVID,

Sunday, April 22 9:30—4:30. David will demonstrate step by step and follow up with individual attention.

Supply list: easel, pastels, charcoal and paper for simple value sketches, eraser (Moo preferred (Hobby Lobby), paper (sanded), board and a good landscape photo.

There is one hour lunch break, so bring a lunch or plan to order out. Coffee & snacks provided.

For those who have never used pastels before, contact Rose Moore. We will try to have some pastels and sample paper available. It’s great opportunity to try the medium without the major expense of buying everything at once.

COST: $57 for LBAL members for each day, $60 for non-members each day

$20 deposit required payable to LBAL.

Contact Person: Rose Moore, 309.483.6995

Full as of now, but contact Rose in case of  spaces opening.

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Mississippi River Valley Art Drive

Spring Drive – May 5 + 6
Maps available to print at:  http://www.mrvad.com/id1.html
www.Mississippirivervalleyartdirectory.com
WWW.MRVAD.COM

BONNIE & TOM JONES 

*Deere-Wiman Carriage House

Tom’s art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corp., Marriott Corp. and the Omni Corp.

http//:www.tomjonesartist.com

Each student will receive a signed print, as well as have a chance to win valuable art supplies in daily drawings.

Beginners to professional painters will walk away with new skills and good paintings.

Details below:

Wed. Aug. 22,
Bonnie Jones will be teaching a one day “Batik on Rice paper.”  Cost Members $65 & Non Members $70.  
Bonnie supplies all materials! 

Thurs, Fri, Sat. Aug. 23, 24, 25

with Tom Jones in watercolor instruction

Cost $155 for LBAL members & $165 for non members.

Tom supplies the paper and paint!

Sign up now to reserve a space at one or both workshops.

LBAL’s last year’s workshops proved that in both Bonnie &/or Tom’s classes give students as much one-on-one guidance as possible with positive critiques.

*Half of registration fee due July 30, 2012.  A reminder notice and information will be forwarded to you after Aug. 3, 2012 no refunds will be honored thereafter. A waiting list of names will be maintained for any vacancy opportunities.

Mail to workshop registrar:

LBAL August Workshops,C/O Sheryl Lammers, 2311 W. Dover Ct., Davenport, IA 52804

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*Left Bank Art League workshops take place at Deere-Wiman Carriage House, Moline, IL.

Left Bank Art League is a non-profit,

501 [c][3] organization. 

 
Carol Ehlers at the Muscatine Art Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katy Doherty   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:33

The public is invited to join the Muscatine Art Center in welcoming Carol Ehlers, art history speaker, as she presents a 45 minute lecture on the art of French Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. The lecture will take place Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 pm in the Muscatine Art Center’s Music Room. Admission is free.

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands, the oldest child of a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. He began to draw as a child but did not begin painting until his late twenties. Van Gogh's work was exhibited for the first time in August 1885 in the windows of a paint dealer in The Hague.

Despite his rejection of academic teaching van Gogh took the higher level admission exams at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and in January 1886 graduated in painting and drawing. He left for Arles in 1888, and in the spring of 1889 entered a hospital near there after having famously cut off his own ear.  During his stay the clinic and its garden became the main subjects of his paintings and many of his most compelling and best recognized work date from this period of his life.

In 1890, after years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, van Gogh died at the age of 37. At his death his work was known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. In just over a decade he had produced more than 2100 works of art, many that today, are among the most sought after and admired paintings in the world.

In 1992 the Muscatine Art Center’s collections were significantly enriched by a gift of twenty-seven works of art by Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Degas, Boudin, Chagall, Renoir, and other European artists. The collection was a gift from the estate of Mary Musser Gilmore in honor of her parents, Richard Drew Musser and Sarah Walker Musser.

EVENT DETAILS:

Lecture: “The Wonderful World of Color: Vincent van Gogh”

Who: Carol Ehlers

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Time: 5:30 PM

Where: The Muscatine Art Center’s Music Room

Admission to this program is FREE.

Please contact Katy Doherty, Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at 563-263-8282 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Muscatine Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM Admission is FREE.

 
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