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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.

Book Structures and Sketching Techniques Workshop at Maquoketa Art Experience PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Monday, 17 October 2011 12:32

[MAQUOKETA, IA] Maquoketa Art Experience welcomes Iowa artists Peter Fraterdeus and Alice McMahon to Maquoketa on November 12 and 19 for a two-session workshop studying the art of book structures and sketching techniques. The workshop, held on two consecutive Saturdays, entitled “Travel Sketching Journals: Book Structures and Sketching Techniques” combines basic non-adhesive bookbinding techniques to create a four-signature journal with a folded paper cover with plein air sketching techniques including exploration of Maquoketa’s built and natural environments.

Non-adhesive books are made without glue, and require no special equipment. Covers are made with folded and tabbed heavy paper, using principles discovered in 13th Century "limp vellum" bindings. Fraterdeus will use examples from his collection of fine-printed contemporary books as examples for the workshop.

“Travel Sketching Journals have a long history, long before the days of picture postcards or digital cameras,” Fraterdeus explained, “Today they provide a record of a journey, and an opportunity to heighten our skills of observation. Travel sketches are both mnemonic and illustrative, whether quick or studied, they need not be more than a few lines and smudges, or may be as closely observed as a fine drawing”

No bookbinding or drawing experience is required for participation in this workshop, but some familiarity with paper folding and drawing tools will be helpful.

The book structures section will be taught by Peter Fraterdeus who has taught letterpress printing, calligraphy, book structures, and digital typography in a number of venues, both in the US and Europe, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper Art. He is the owner/proprietor of Slow Print in Dubuque, an award-winning 'high-touch' 21st Century letterpress printing studio. In the 1981, he received a National Endowment for the Arts apprenticeship grant to study calligraphy and letter carving in Wales, and in 1986, received an NEA Design Projects grant for his first digital typeface, "Prospera".

The journal drawing section will be taught by Alice McMahon, an internationally exhibited figurative artist, specializing in pastel portraits and charcoal magic realist drawings in large formats. Her work has been shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London and featured in American Artist magazine. She is currently represented by the 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago. Recent work includes a 30"x50" drawing on MDF board exhibited during the 2011 Voices From The Warehouse District’s Art in ReVolt exhibit at Voices Gallery in Dubuque, Iowa.

The cost for the two-session workshop is $125 plus a $20 materials fee and is open to adults 18 or older. Registration materials are available at For more information contact Paula Neuhaus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563.652.9925.



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In Praise of the Pencil at the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:31
The German American Heritage Center's temporary exhibit "In Praise Of The Pencil" closes on Sunday, October 30th at 4 p.m. This is your last chance to see the amazing pencil sculptures, pencil art by local artists, a history of the pencil and how it is made, as well as impressive pencil collections. Stop in to the Center before it's too late.

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