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Close to the Edge: Upcoming Figge Exhibits Push Boundaries and Confound Expectations PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 August 2006 22:49

Reader issue #596 When the Davenport Museum of Art brought in Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture exhibit in 2003, it was the institution's boldest exhibit to-date. A venue not known for being confrontational showcased Greenfield's high-gloss photographs with their blunt, distressing messages about the status of girls and women in the world.

This fall, the DMA's descendant, the Figge Art Museum, will be getting edgy again, but in an entirely different way. In addition to the current show of landscape photography (on display through October 8) and an upcoming display of African-American quilts (November 18 through February 11), the Figge will have two exhibits that are likely to alternately unsettle, excite, and confound audiences. And even the landscape and quilt shows break some boundaries.

Metro Arts Holds Closing Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 July 2005 18:00
•The Quad City Arts Metro Arts program for aspiring artists closes this week with a celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, in the District of Rock Island’s Arts Alley. The young-adult participants in the five-week program were paid apprentices in one of five areas: graphic novels, kinetic sculpture, contemporary music composition and performance, kite design, and mural design.

Stepping Stones PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 24 May 2005 18:00
On a Saturday morning, if I were suddenly inspired to seek out work by local artists, I could go to a gym and catch a really good show while working out on the treadmill. Then I could treat myself to breakfast at my favorite café and see another wonderful exhibit while drinking my coffee.

The Wailers Come to QC Live PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:00
• Reggae legends are visiting the Quad Cities. Bob Marley’s backing band, The Wailers, will be performing on Friday, April 15, at Quad City Live. Since Marley’s death in 1981, the band has been touring regularly and issuing sporadic recordings.

Photo Synthesis PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2005 18:00
From time to time, we’ll publish the photography of Scott A. McMeekan, with the goal of showcasing his images and prompting new artwork. We’d like our readers to respond to his work in some form. We plan to publish the best responses alongside the original photograph in a future issue.

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