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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:01

Davenport, Iowa (February 20, 2014) – The Young Artists at the Figge exhibition returns to the Figge Art Museum on Saturday for the ninth year in a row.

More than 500 elementary art students from seven area school districts including Muscatine, Moline, North Scott, Bettendorf, Davenport, Geneseo and Pleasant Valley will have their artwork on display in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery.

Each school district has a selection process to choose the top elementary student artwork to represent their district in this museum-school partnership.

Muscantine School District will kick off the exhibition this Saturday followed by Moline (March 8-16), North Scott (March 22-30), Bettendorf (April 5-13), Davenport (April 19-29), Geneseo (May 3-11) and closing with Pleasant Valley on May 17-25.

All school districts will have their very own reception honoring the participating young artists. This year, thanks to museum and donor support, the receptions will be free for students, artists, teachers, family and friends and allow everyone to experience the current exhibitions on display.

The Young Artists at the Figge exhibition is sponsored in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation Fund.

 

Exhibition and Reception Dates:

MUSCATINE February 22-March 2
Receptions: Sunday, February 23 (12:30 pm, 1 pm)

MOLINE March 8-16
Receptions: Sunday, March 16 (12:30 pm, 1 pm)
Exhibition and reception sponsored by the Moline Foundation

NORTH SCOTT March 22-30
Receptions: Sunday, March 30 (12:30 pm, 1 pm)
Exhibition and reception sponsored by Delia and Dave Meier

BETTENDORF April 5-13
Receptions: Sunday, April 6 (12:30 pm, 1 pm)
Exhibition and reception sponsored in memory of Gene Eherenfeldt

DAVENPORT April 19-29
Receptions: Sunday, April 27 (12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm)

Exhibition and reception sponsored by the Horan Family

GENESEO May 3-11
Receptions: Sunday, May 4 (12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm)

Exhibition and reception sponsored by the Geneseo Foundation

PLEASANT VALLEY May 17-25
Receptions: Thursday, May 15 (6 pm, 6:30 pm)
Exhibition and reception sponsored by Doug and Deb Roberts 

 

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.
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