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Call for Visual Artist Nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:16

Quad City Arts is accepting nominations for a special exhibition titled “Welcome Home Quad Cities.” This exhibit will provide an opportunity for visual artists living outside of a 250 mile radius of the Quad Cities, who have Quad City connections to come back home and share their art with the community.  During East/West Riverfest, from September 7th through September 16th, Quad City Arts’ Rock Island gallery will be hosting multiple receptions with extended hours to give visiting artists and their families’ time to gather and view the exhibit.

To nominate someone you know, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the artist’s name, contact information and a link to his/her website. Nominations are being accepted until May 30th. A committee of art professionals will choose works from the nominated artists to include in the exhibition. “Welcome Home Quad Cities” will run from August 31-October 26, 2012.


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.

Test Your Family’s Engineering Ingenuity… Take the Egg Drop Kerplop Challenge! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:14
Bettendorf —How do you keep an egg from breaking after falling from a 20 foot balcony? Egg Drop Kerplop! The Family Museum is pleased to present the 15th Annual Egg Drop Kerplop challenge on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Teams are given building materials, one raw egg, and as much as two hours (from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) to build an impact-resistant container for the egg. When the time is up, Family Museum staff will drop the contained eggs from the balcony in the Family Museum’s Great Hall. Each team whose egg remains intact will win, but everyone gets a prize! Egg Drop Kerplop is a family event and a wonderful way for kids and parents to work together on a creative and truly challenging project! This activity is included with paid admission or Family Museum Membership.

German Language Classes at GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:32

Traveling to Germany? Brush up on your German before you go! The German American Heritage Center will be offering German language classes starting in May. Join instructor Kathi Hofmann for a “German for Travelers” language series! The class will feature travel tips, food, hotel, touring basics and typical signage as encountered by the average American tourist.

The classes consist of four 90-minute sessions on May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 5:30-7pm and the cost is $50, payable by check to GAHC at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA 52802. Register by April 23rd by calling Ruth at 563-322-8844 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:04

The Phoenix Art Gallery in Moline, IL has had the privilege of exhibiting nationally and internationally known artist Robert Kameczura since November 2011. On March 23, 2012 a closing reception for the artist will be held from 7 PM until Midnight at the Gallery which is located at 1530 5th Ave in Moline, IL. The artist will be available to discuss his artworks as well as personally sign his prints and paintings. Please join us in celebrating Robert Kameczura’s work with cocktails, snacks, and music. This is your chance to meet the artist, hear his fascinating stories, as well as buy directly from the artist limited prints and paintings at specially discounted prices.


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