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Figge celebrates Haitian art exhibition with special event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:38

(Davenport, Iowa - October, 2011) On November 10, the Figge will host an event to celebrate the exhibition Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art which features art work that vividly portrays Haitian culture and history.  The Figge is partnering with Kids Against Hunger Your Quad-Cities to bag lifesaving food which will be delivered to Haiti.

Kids Against Hunger is an international food relief organization working to save the lives of starving people. The local chapter has provided over 700,000 meals to starving people in Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua, many of whom suffer from malnutrition and resort to eating mud cakes to stave off the hunger.  In addition, they have provided nearly 65,000 meals to hungry people in the Quad Cities. The bagged meals, made up of rice, soy, six vegetables and twenty-one vitamins and minerals, provide a nutritionally complete meal and cost $0.25 per meal.

The Figge is seeking over 100 volunteers to help bag food from 5pm to 6pm on November 10.  Families and children are encouraged to participate.  Suggested free will cash donations of $20 will be accepted to help cover the cost of these meals.  For a fee of $360, teams of 12 volunteers can sign up to create 1440 meals in an hour.  There will be a brief program at 5pm with remarks by John Kessler of Kids Against Hunger your Quad Cities.

At 7pm, Figge friend and Rock Island psychologist Dr. Ralph Saintfort will present a talk, “The Earthquake in Haiti and Its Aftermath.” Dr. Saintfort has been a clinical volunteer with Konbit Sante Cap-Haitian Health Partnership since 2003. He was born in Haiti and lived there with his family until he was 14. This talk is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art.


To volunteer at this event, please contact Jennifer Brooke at the Figge Art Museum 563.326.7804x2048 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This event is sponsored by the Figge Art Museum, the Scott County Medical Association, the Rock Island Medical Association and the Rock Island Medical Alliance.


Art Gumbo Awarded $2500 from Mediacom Arts & Culture Grant Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Monday, 31 October 2011 14:26
[DUBUQUE, IA.] Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro-funding, was awarded a $2500 Mediacom Arts & Culture Grant last week to fund the upcoming Art Gumbo Bowls Project.  More than $33,000 in arts funding was awarded on October 19 to sixteen Dubuque arts groups at a luncheon held at The Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque hosted by Kathy McMullen of Mediacom.

Quad City Arts presents PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wolford-Metallo   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:39

WHAT: Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport

WHEN:          October 28-December 27, 2011

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

WHO:             Paintings by Caroline England, Yale Factor and Pam Ohnemus, with Glass by Liquid Fire glass artists.

In November and December, Art @ the Airport features watercolor paintings by Caroline England, intricate oil paintings by Yale Factor and acrylic paintings by Pam Ohnemus, with blown glass works by Liquid Fire glass artists.

Davenport watercolorist, Caroline England is known for her larger than life, dramatic depictions of flowers and gardens.

DeKalb artist Yale Factor’s landscape paintings have been exhibited nationally and regionally for over thirty years. The detail put into each painting goes beyond what is usually captured by camera, each leaf and blade of grass is rendered with precision. The viewer is drawn in from a distance and then keeps approaching to find a completely different world depicted upon closer examination.

Davenport artist Pam Ohnemus concentrates on the vanishing landscape of the prairie in her acrylic paintings. She incorporates newspaper articles about the tallgrass prairie into some of the paintings as collage elements to add interest and information. Exquisite panoramas and vivid close-ups of native prairies reach tantalize the viewer with their beauty and textures.

Hand-blown glass works by Liquid Fire studio artists (Rock Island) will accentuate the landscape paintings.

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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Written by Shannon Rembowski   
Monday, 24 October 2011 15:16
Displayed Artwork To Be Auctioned Off At Upcoming Red Ribbon Dinner

Beginning November 4th, The Project of the Quad Cities will have a display case of donated artworks at Bucktown Center for the Arts. The pieces on display will be works from local artists, and will range in size and medium. All artworks will then be auctioned off as part of the Silent Auction at the 19th Annual Red Ribbon Dinner on January 21, 2012. Bucktown Center for the Arts is located at 225 East 2nd Street in Davenport. For more information on Red Ribbon Dinner or to donate artwork, please call 309-762-5433.

Established in 1986, The Project of the Quad Cities is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Quad City area with case management and support services. Visit the website at to learn more about The Project of the Quad Cities.

Mississippi River Valley Art Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rhonda LeMar-James   
Monday, 17 October 2011 13:11
We are Mississippi River Valley Art Directory, sponsoring a bi-annual self guided art tour along the Mississippi River.

We promote 55 locations for this fall 2011 drive.  Many artists open their private studios or homes to visitors during this special opportunity weekend.

Our drives are always the weekend before Mother's Day and the first weekend of November. Upcoming drives will be held on November 5th & 6th, 2011, May 5th & 6th, 2012, and November 3rd & 4th, 2012.

Our goal is to promote artists along the Mississippi River, (100 miles either side), their events and the supporting communities.

We will gladly send a printed map at your request, or you may print one from the website at

We greatly appreciate your interest in local artists.  We hope that you will add our bi-annual events to your calendar.

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