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The Artist in You Art Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Monday, 11 July 2011 13:40

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center Gallery,   Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: July 15- August 26, 2011

RECEPTION: Friday, July 15,  7-9 pm

FREE

From July15 through  August 26, 2011  Quad City Arts presents “The Artist in You Group Exhibition.” The public is cordially invited to attend the opening reception on July15th from  7-9 pm  at Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

“The Artist in You” is the 4th biennial exhibition for emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. 28 artists were chosen to be part of this group exhibit, presenting a total of 37 works of art.   Quad   City   Arts received 96 entries for the competition for which each artist received a written constructive critique of their submission by a panel of three outside jurors, all professional artists. Awards will be announced and awarded at  8 pm  on July 15th during the opening reception.

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 309-793-1213X108.

 
Art @ the Airport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Friday, 08 July 2011 12:09

WHAT:   Quad   City   Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          now through August 31st  

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

WHO:             Steve Banks, painting & sculpture and Aaron Tinder, painter  

In July and August, Art @ the Airport features sculptures and paintings by

Steve Banks of   Davenport   is an artist whose work is about finding meaningful identity and individuality within popular culture. In his work, he strives to make energetic images that explore relationships and interactions through compositional juxtapositions. His image-making process is fueled by curiosity regarding the process of partial cultural assimilation. Bank’s images address how the search for individuality often leads to how we attempt to form interpersonal connections while our souls simultaneously float in an isolating sea of cultural white noise.

Aaron Tinder of   Indianola ,  Iowa  , is an artist and professor at   Grand   View   University  . His work revolves around the exploration of personal narratives as a resident of the rural  Midwest  and how they collide with political and social themes. Tinder’s work combines multiple layers of images and symbols which are forced to reconcile into compositions filled with spatial tension; encouraging a visual narrative-based conversation.

Both of these artists address the human connection to culture; popular, political and social.  Once focuses on the personal narrative as a Midwest  resident, while the other focuses on the overall complex of identity and culture for the general public.

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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ART TALK AT FIGGE HIGHLIGHTS ICONIC AMERICAN CHAIRS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:07

Tour special exhibition of American Chairs with docents

The Figge Art Museum presents the art talk “Goldilocks’ Dilemma” at 7 pm Thursday, July 7. The talk is offered in conjunction with the special exhibitionThe Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Chair Design. Sandy Fritz, Judie Lance, Lois Nichols, Stephanie Rapahel-Nakos will talk about their favorite chairs: a Shaker rocking chair (c.1840), an office chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his Johnson Wax Company building in Racine, Wisconsin, and a “Texas Longhorn Chair” (ca. 1890) made with actual horns. The talk lasts 30 minutes. 

The Art of Seating will be on view at the Figge through September 4. The exhibition is developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, and organized by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C. For additional exhibition-related programs, please visit the Figge website at www.figgeart.org.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members.

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LEARN HOW YOU CAN BECOME A TOUR GUIDE AT THE FIGGE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:06

Information session offered July 13

The Figge Art Museum is offering a free information session on the museum’s Candidate Docent Training Program at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 13. Docents are volunteers who lead exhibition tours for schoolchildren and adults. Museum staff will explain the program requirements and answer questions prospective docents may have about the program. The information session will last about an hour.

The Candidate Docent Training Program consists of short art history lectures, gallery talks, and group activities to learn how to talk about and interpret works of art on display in the Figge galleries. The program runs 9:00-11:30 Wednesday, September 7-December 14. The program is taught by Figge Curator of Education Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, guest lecturers, and Figge docents who serve as mentors.

The information session is free, but reservations are appreciated. To make a reservation, call Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson at 563.326.7804 x7887.

For more information about the Figge’s Docent Program, please visit the Figge website at www.figgeart.org.

 
FIGGE BRINGS ART TO THE BALLPARK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:26

Davenport, Iowa – July, 2011– The Figge Art Museum is partnering with the Quad Cities River Bandits to host “Art in the Ballpark” on Sunday, July 10 as the River Bandits take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. During the game, kids can do two art activities led by the Figge Art Museum: Paint Like Pollock—where kids will paint and splatter on a giant canvas, just like the artist Jackson Pollock—and Rascal Mosaic—where kids can help color a super-sized mosaic of the River Bandits’ logo. Both activities are family-friendly and open to children of all ages. This community art project is offered in conjunction with the River Bandits’ U.S. Bank Family Sunday.

The completed wall-size Paint Like Pollock mural and the Rascal Mosaic will be on view in the Figge Studios on Saturday, July 16 during the museums’ Free Family Event. The Free Family Event runs from 1-3 pm and is sponsored by John Deere. After the event, the mural and mosaic will be returned to the Bandits for future display at the ballpark.

In addition to viewing the completed project, guests at the July 16 Free Family Event will get to take part in several family-friendly art activities, all of which connect to the Figge’s newest exhibition: The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Chair Design. During the event, families can create their own miniature chair sculptures, become sleuths and solve “The Great Chair Repair,” help decorate numerous community chairs, get their picture taken in a super-sized art chair, enjoy studio snacks and participate in all the other fun family activities the museum offers—all for FREE!

This Family Free Event is great opportunity for those who have not yet visited the museum to explore the galleries and studios through guided activities and tours. Contact the Figge Art Museum at 563.326.7804 for more information.

 
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