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The Family Museum Will Offer Free Evening Admission on Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20, 2012 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Monday, 13 February 2012 14:59

Bettendorf — Enjoy an evening at the Family Museum for free! On Presidents’ Day February 20, 2012, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm admission is free for everyone at the Family Museum located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Visitors can explore agriculture and weather in Amazing Acres by making a cloud, touching a tornado, driving a John Deere combine, and shopping in the Amazing Acres Market. Little ones can play safely in PlayHouse by creating a meal in the Alphabet Kitchen, interacting with the virtual pond, and playing house. Busy Bodies has a large heart that visitors can walk through, and the rhythm of the heart may inspire some visitors to create their own rhythms in Rhythm Alley with a pentaphone. There is so much to do at the Family Museum!

For more information, visit the Family Museum’s website www.familymuseum.org.

 
Local high school students compete in Augustana online contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Friday, 10 February 2012 09:01

Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest continues until Feb. 15

ROCK ISLAND, IL (02/09/2012)(readMedia)-- Online voting continues until Feb. 15 for the People's Choice Award in Augustana College's Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest, where potential first-year students are eligible to win one of five $1,000 scholarships to Augustana. For their photos, students must wear the Augustana T-shirt they received when visiting campus.

Students who have entered the photo contest from your area include:

Paige Ehrecke, from Long Grove, IA. Ehrecke is a senior at NORTH SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL and submitted a photo in the At Another College category.

Andrew Statz, from Davenport, IA. Statz is a senior at WEST HIGH SCHOOL and submitted a photo in the At Another College category.

Danya Tazyeen, from Bettendorf, IA. Tazyeen is a senior at PLEASANT VALLEY CMTY HS and submitted a photo in the At Another College category.

Go to www.augustana.edu/Goodfit and check out the creative photos and clever captions and cast a vote for your favorite. In addition to the People's Choice Award, other categories in the photo contest include: action shot, in a famous location, at another college and with an alumnus.

The Good Fit T-Shirt competition is a fun way Augustana can get to know the potential members of its incoming class while spreading the word about Augustana College at the same time.

"It's a way to get Augustana's name out in cyber-world as students share their photos and ask others to vote," said Meghan Cooley, director of recruitment communications and a 1999 Augustana graduate. "In some ways, it's like a global billboard as we have photos of students wearing their Augustana T-shirts in England, Greece and Belize, even at the Blarney Stone in Ireland."

About Augustana: Founded in 1860 and situated on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college enrolls 2,500 students from diverse geographic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds and offers nearly 90 majors and related areas of study. Augustana employs 287 faculty members and has a student-faculty ratio of approximately 11:1. Augustana continues to do what it has always done: challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

 
Duesenberg presentation at GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:19

Davenport- Automotive historian Bill Jepsen will be giving an illustrated presentation on the history of the Duesenberg brothers and the auto they developed right here in Iowa! ‘It’s a Doozy:The Life, Times & Automobiles of German Born & Iowa Raised Fred & August Duesenberg’ will be presented on Saturday March 10th at 2pm at the German American Heritage Center, located at 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Presentation lasts approximately one hour and will be followed by a question and answer session. Jepsen is the author of "Made in Iowa: Iowa's Automobiles - An Entertaining and Enlightening History." Books will be available for $25 ( a $39.99 value!)

For more information, visit www.gahc.org or call 563-322-8844. Free with admission. $5
Adults, $4 Seniors and $3 Children ages 3-17.

Photo: Fred and August Duesenberg, courtesy of Bill Jepsen

 
Quad City Arts Presents Art @ the Airport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:05
WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          March 1-April 29, 2012

WHERE:       Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 - 69th Ave., Moline, IL 

WHO:             Paintings by Diane Naylor, aluminum vessels by Louise Rauh, and sculptural ceramics by Elizabeth Shriver

In March and April, Art @ the Airport presents “The Labyrinth Exhibition” consisting of mixed media paintings on canvas by

Diane Naylor, from Fairfield, IA has created large, mixed media paintings which will reveal a microscopic view of the world within nature.  The ceramic sculptures of Shriver, of Iowa City, represent pods, seedlings and other organic forms that are depicted larger than life to focus attention on the beauty of each form.  The aluminum vessels of Rauh, also from Iowa City, evoke transformation, growth, deterioration and regeneration of natural life.

These three friends are well established artists who have shown together in the past at other venues. This exhibit is the artists’ homage to earth’s beauty through the creation of a peaceful and tranquil exhibit which aims to help the viewer transcend the chaos of the outside world.

Don’t miss this is exhibit just because you don’t have a plane to catch-the lights in the gallery are always on and the airport offers free parking for the first hour. Meet a friend for lunch and enjoy the art! Quad City International airport gallery is easy to access with one hour of free parking to allow plenty of time to browse the exhibit.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, Quad City Arts Partners and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency) and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. This gallery and exhibit is generously sponsored by the Quad City International Airport.

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Quad City Arts Gallery presents... PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:02

Contemporary Works by Lori Miller, Connie Peterson, Mary Phelan & Angela Dieffenbach

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: February 17-April 6, 2012

 

RECEPTION: Friday, February 17, 7-9 pm

FREE

From February 17-April 6 at Quad City Arts Rock Island gallery, Contemporary Works by an eclectic group of women will be displayed. Lori Miller from Eldridge, IA, uses vividly colored fabrics mounted to a black background to create mosaic images. Her work is primarily inspired by nature.

Also showing is Connie Peterson, from Iowa City. Connie searched for graphic patterns in the landscape around Sutliff, Iowa, photographed them in black and white, made the images grainy and then printed them on canvas. She then painted on top of the photographs with black and white acrylic paint to emphasize select parts and push them toward abstraction.

Chicago painter Mary Phelan enjoys exploring the everyday images found in her urban neighborhood, but with an eye to the universal forces alive within them. This perspective is driven by a long-held interest in Asian design-especially the Landform School of Feng Shui, which holds, for example, that every

Electric-line or roof edge has the power to retard or accelerate Qi or life force.

Ceramic sculptor, Angela Dieffenbach, approaches clay sculpture like a chemist. Her sculptures not only resemble molecular forms, but she creates unique surface glazes by combining medications with specific atmospheric conditions within the kiln.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on February 17th from 7-9 pm, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108.

 
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