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A "Notable" Request for GAHC Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Brown-Lowe   
Monday, 23 January 2012 14:05
In partnership with the Quad City Symphony GAHC is seeking additional individuals and families who would be willing to host German muscians from the "Hochschule für Musik" (music academy) of Detmold, Germany.  We have 15 bed slots filled and need an additional 10; homes with 2 beds are preferred if possible.  These musicians are assisting with the QC Symphony's Requiem project, which is the largest and most ambitious concert ever undertaken here in the Quad Cities.  Your hosting responsibilities would include beds, some meals and local transportation to/from rehearsals and performances, located at the Adler Theater and Centennial Hall, Augustana College.  There is little time for "tourist" type hosting.


Friday, March 2 -  Sunday, March 4


Hosts will be provided with a detailed timetable and will qualify for four free tickets to the concert either Sat or Sunday.


Mississippi River Valley Art Directory reminds the public of the 2012 spring art drive, May 5 & 6. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MRVAD   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:41
One of the largest self-guided art drives in the midwest, MRVAD boasts of 50 participating sights, representing over 200 artists, upward of 30 mediums showing off a multitude of perspectives and techniques.

Individual artists may demonstrate from their home studios or galleries, some may present work in their preferred retail location, while some sights will offer classes. 

This self-guided art drive is unique in several aspects.  First, it offers local art work from Dubuque and Galena all the way along the Mississippi to Galesburg.  Secondly, the variety of art encompasses everyone's needs: decorating, gifting, adornment and practicality! 

The drive hours are 10am - 5pm, Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6, 2012.  Visit to verify participating location address, contact information and times.  A printable map availabe March 15, 2012 with all the details @

New Figge Exhibition Features Original Works from Children’s Literature PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:12

“Fins and Feathers” Celebrates Storybook Illustrations

New Figge Exhibition Features Original Works from Children’s Literature


(Davenport, IA) - Dive into a watercolor world where “fish is fish.” Join a little turtle on a big adventure. Head into the woods with John James Audubon. Or come face-to-face with a beautiful blackbird. “Fins and Feathers: Children’s Book Illustrations from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art” opens at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2012.  The family-friendly exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of children’s book artists with 43 original storybook illustrations from the late 1960s through today. Populated by an array of dazzling animals both real and imaginary, “Fins and Feathers” introduces viewers of all ages to memorable creatures from children’s literature.


Focused entirely on images of friendly and comical animals, “Fins and Feathers” features works from the collection of 'The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass'. Established by artist and author Eric Carle in 2002, the museum is the first full-scale museum of its kind in America, devoted exclusively to original picture book art from American and international illustrators.


Included in the exhibition are works by Arnold Lobel, Ashley Bryan, John Par Miller, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni and John James Audubon. “Fins and Feathers” features daydreaming fish, stately egrets, day-tripping chickens, and one very mixed-up chameleon. By turns humorous and elegant, the illustrations sparkle with bright colors and even brighter original imagery. This family-friendly exhibition is the perfect attraction for children and children-at-heart.


In concert with “Fins and Feathers,” the Figge is providing several other educational activities including a free family event sponsored by Wells Fargo and John Deere on February 4, and a workshop for aspiring children’s book artists and authors on February 18.  For more information about “Fins and Feathers” and its related activities, visit or call the Figge at (563) 326-7804.


A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition to benefit the Genesis BirthCenter.

Exhibition Programs

Fins and Feathers Exhibition Reception and Art Talk
6 pm Thursday, February 2

The Luck of the Draw
1-4 pm Saturday, February 18
3-part program led by illustrator Cori Doerrfeld 


Free Community Event

Fins and Feathers Family Day
Noon-3 pm Saturday, February 4
Sponsored by Wells Fargo and John Deere


New Exhibition Opening at the Muscatine Art Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Friday, 13 January 2012 15:56
The Muscatine Art Center will open an exhibition by Muscatine native Bill Maher on Sunday, January 29th from 1 to 5pm. A reception for the artist will be 2-4pm. The exhibit continues through March 4, 2012.

Bill Maher was born at Belleview Hospital in Muscatine in 1947. His mother was a homemaker and his father served as the Muscatine Chief of Police. As a child he enjoyed baseball, fishing and "drawing stuff: any stuff," and says the he was influenced by comic books and the Sunday funnies, but did not get support for his artistic interests from family or teachers. After graduating from Hayes Catholic High School in 1965 Bill attended Muscatine Community College, was drafted into Army and served in combat in Vietnam. After leaving the army he returned to Muscatine, married and raised five children. An author as well as an artist, Bill has written several books and numerous poems. He has completed a major mural in Fairmont, Minnesota and is known locally for his portraits and wildlife paintings. Throughout his life Bill says that he has found comfort in his art..."it doens't matter what I paint; how I paint, or even if it's any good. It's THAT I paint that matters. If there is anything I'd like people t take from this display (at the Art Center) it would be for them to say, 'well, I could do that!' -and they'd be right".
"Create something from nothing and don't believe the Dream Quellers". - Bill Maher

The German American Heritage Center Presents PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 14:31

The Des Moines Metro Opera Company,

Iowa's Premier Opera Company performing

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Mozart's delightful commentary on love, forgiveness, tolerance and the brotherhood of mankind has become one of the most beloved operas in all the repertory. Filled with star-studded queens, dragons, bird-catchers, heroes and heroines and noble priests, The Magic Flute is a spectacular potpourri of worldly and heavenly delights all set with sublime enchantment to some of Mozart's greatest music! It is the perfect opera to delight and dazzle audiences of all ages.


2 hour performance, sung in English

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.

Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University

Premium Seating $25 (limited to 60)   General Admission $15 GAHC discount

Tickets in person at GAHC, by mail or phone order

(563) 322-8844 or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


This performance is supported in part by the
Riverboat Development Authority

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