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Local students perform in Augustana College spring play PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:57

ROCK ISLAND, IL (04/30/2013)(readMedia)-- The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts will present Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, the final production of its 2012-2013 season, Balancing Acts. The show premiered this past weekend and will be performed again in Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3701 7th Ave.), on May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Students from your area in the play include:

Christine Harb, a sophomore from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in biology and pre-medicine will play the role of Pakeesa.

Students from your area in the play include:

Darshan Hullon, a senior from Moline, Ill., majoring in biology and pre-medicine will play the role of Nazeer.

Students from your area in the play include:

Calivn Vo, a senior from Moline, Ill., majoring in theatre arts and English will play the role of Pony.

Tickets are $11 for the public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff.

The story focuses on three men in their early 20s who spend much of their time in the parking lot of a convenience store in the fictional town of Burnfield. They talk trash, revel in their high school glory days and harass the Pakistani owner of the store. The turning point of this evening is the arrival of an old high school friend who has gone on to become a semi-famous musician, has an album on the charts and a video on MTV.

In the course of the evening, all of the friends congregate in the parking lot and tension mounts as they all realize things are never the same as they once were. The building tension between the friends continues late into the night as relationships are made, tested and broken. As the next day dawns, some of the group have found their way out of Burnfield while the rest are left to deal with a tragedy that could have been any one of them.

"Our hope with this play is that it sparks conversation: about the young people in our own lives who feel hopeless, and how to help them, and create a brighter future with them than the one they can envision for themselves. In the end, we hope that the audience sees why this conversation is an important one to have," said director Dr. Jennifer Popple, fellowship instructor at Augustana.

Tickets can be purchased through the Augustana Ticket Office by calling (309) 794-7306 or by visiting

The Apocalypse Arrives Thursday at the Workshop! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCTW   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:51

Make your reservations now for front row seats to the apocalypse.

The view doesn't get any better than this.
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Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti Exhibition opening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Monday, 29 April 2013 15:06
The Muscatine Art Center will feature one of Muscatine’s own in the upcoming exhibition, “Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti: A Retrospective.” The exhibition of the printmaker’s works will open on May 5 and run through June 9, 2013.

As a twenty-one year resident of Muscatine, Fasanelli-Cawelti is known to many local residents through his artwork, trumpet playing in groups such as the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra and the Mad Creek Mudcats, as a former instructor at Muscatine Community College, through his involvement in the Kosovo Project in 2005 and 2008 and through simple encounters in everyday life.

Originally a student of history, Fasanelli-Cawelti studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago before acting on his father’s suggestion of studying art at the University of Iowa where he learned from Virginia Myers and obtained his BFA in 1983. Fasanelli-Cawelti received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1985 and was a student of Mauricio Lasansky, who was once referred to by Time Magazine as “the nation’s most influential printmaker.” Fasanelli-Cawelti was personal assistant and printer for Lasansky from 1985 to 1998. His relationship to the Lasansky family continues. Fasanelli-Cawelti printed works for Tomas Lasansky’s monograph, Icons and Muses, in 2008 and exhibited prints alongside Richie Lasansky. Tomas is Lasansky’s
son, and Richie is his grandson.

Fasanelli-Cawelti is an accomplished printmaker and artist in his own right and his work often features the people, places and objects, especially musical instruments, which are woven into his daily routines. His technique of intaglio printing dates back to the 1400s but Fasanelli-Cawelti has found innovative ways to present a traditional technique. Viewers to the exhibition will see the progression of his work from early prints that are objective and in black and white to recent pieces that are abstract and sometimes feature vibrant color and woven strips of paper.

Fasanelli-Cawelti’s printmaking has evolved since having discovered seven years ago that he has a progressive, motor-neuron disorder. In a way, he credits the disorder with “liberating” his work from being “strictly objective.” Having accepted that he may not be able to physically achieve the same level of precision, some of Fasanelli-Cawelti’s recent prints have built-in allowances such as printing on woven paper which is then re-aligned to create a different image.

Fasanelli-Cawelti is pushing boundaries – the boundaries of traditional printmaking, the boundaries of his own style and the boundaries of his physical capabilities. The process of creating a plate, preparing materials for printing – Fasanelli-Cawelti makes his own ink, and physically running the print is demanding. Yet Fasanelli-Cawelti did not shy away from creating a seven-foot tall print of Diana Calzaretta, his wife of 30 years. This print, which was created in January 2013, will be on public view for the first time during the retrospective at the Muscatine Art Center.

The exhibition, “Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti: A Retrospective,” offers a look at the technique of printmaking and the evolution of a printmaker. The opening on May 5th will feature Fasanelli-Cawelti’s other passion, playing trumpet, with a performance by the Mad Creek Mudcats from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Cruise in Germany this November! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Monday, 29 April 2013 14:05

Hello to All with Winter Wanderlust,

We have been advised by GAHC member Mary Burchett that a travel opportunity in Germany has arisen as follows:

Shop the Christmas Markets of Germany!

Christmas Market Cruise

November 22-30, 2013

Flight Moline - Vienna

Return Nuremberg - Moline

Intinerary includes Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

3 double occupancy cabins are available.  Price @ $2,500 per person inclusive of flight

Cabins held through April 30th, 2013

Experience the Magic of Professional Ballet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Friday, 26 April 2013 09:10
Couldn't attend one of our recent performances?

Don't miss Courtney Lyon's exquisite choreography, as
Iowa Public Television presents

Monday, May 6, 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:30 PM

The classic fairytale is brought to life by Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa on the stage of the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa.



Ballet Quad Cities' gift to the community


From June 7-9, 2013, Ballet Quad Cities is providing three free ballet performances in the outdoor Classic Theatre in Rock Island's Lincoln Park.  This production, called Ballet Under the Stars, features dances from the company's extensive repertory that appeal to people of all ages.  Residents from throughout the Quad Cities delight in these free performances and the company always performs to "standing-room-only" audiences. The audience's enthusiastic response to Ballet Under the Stars has always been a heartwarming tribute to the dancers and administrative staff of the ballet company and as the sun goes down, the stage lights up with extraordinary dance.

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