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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.

The Old Creamery offers summer theatre camps! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:15

Amana- Become part of the magic this summer in Camp Creamery’s Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon, The Old Creamery Theatre’s weeklong theatre camp!

Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon is a new musical full of magic and madcap fun. This weeklong workshop is for children ages 7 and up who are interested in exploring the exciting world of theatre. Children work and perform with professional actors from The Old Creamery Theatre Company while they rehearse and present this play.

Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon will be held at The Old Creamery Theatre in Amana July 8 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day. Cost is $65 per child and includes the workshop and a T-shirt. No prior experience is needed but the cast is limited to 60 actors and participants must be able to
attend rehearsal every day. Registration is first come, first served and everyone that signs up will be cast in the show. Final performances of the show will be on July 12 at 7 p.m. and July 13 at 11 a.m. on The Old Creamery’s Main Stage.

For more information or to register visit or contact Jackie McCall at 319- 622-6034 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Scholarships will be available for those in need thanks to the generosity of this year’s camp sponsor, Transamerica.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.


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