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Bold Statements: The Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Through May 1 at Augustana College
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Art

Category: Reviews

2011-03-11 11:25:49

Leslie Bell, 'Little Guilders'

You can’t miss Leslie Bell’s Little Guilders. His generous use of blazing hot pink and graffiti-style drips with neoclassical nudes is a compelling and somewhat mysterious blend of figurative, narrative, and abstract painting. Of the 56 works in the 35th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, vivid and conceptually layered two-dimensional work such as this dominates the walls, with comparatively small yet graceful three-dimensional pieces serving as complements.

The annual exhibition, in Centennial Hall at Augustana College through May 1, includes artists who live within 150 miles of the Quad Cities and awards more than $3,000 to 10 top-judged works. This year’s show was juried by Dan Mills, an artist and the director of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

About half the work Mills selected is exceptionally strong, balancing technique, aesthetic, and ideas. The remainder demonstrates technical skill but lacks the innovation or conceptual intrigue of the exhibit’s best pieces.


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The Wading Game: "Metamorphoses," at Augustana College through February 6
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-01-31 12:00:00

Samantha Bestvina and Neil Friberg (foreground) and Robin Quinn (background) in MetamorphosesSitting down, preparing for the start of Augustana College’s Friday-night performance of Metamorphoses, I marveled at the pool that took up a majority of the stage space, but worried that it would be a gimmicky, annoying distracting from the show – a series of vignettes based on Ovid’s Greek myths.


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Curtain Call: Mike Schulz and Thom White Discuss Area Theatre in 2010
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2010-12-20 12:00:00

Joseph Obleton, Fred Harris, Jr., Renaud Haymon, Reggie Jarrell, and Shanna Cramer in the Playcrafters Barn Theatre's FencesAs we’ve come to annually expect, there was practically no end to the highlights from this past year in area theatre.


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Grappling Gently with Touchy Subjects: “Wrestling with Angels & Demons,” Through October 24 at Augustana College
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2010-10-20 19:10:55

Siara Cooper

Augustana College’s Wrestling with Angels & Demons approaches race, ethnicity, and racism from a personal perspective, as six people share their experiences – from first arriving at college to returning to one’s homeland – with much humor and grace and very little anger. It’s effective at addressing its issues in a nonconfrontational way, thoughtful, and – while dealing with a touchy subject – also quite enjoyable.


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"Wrestling" Match: Director Scott Irelan Blends Modern Themes with Modern Tech in "Wrestling with Angels & Demons," October 15 through 24 at Augustana College
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2010-10-05 12:00:00

Macy Marie Hernandez, Vicki Owoo-Battlet, and director Scott Irelan rehearse Wrestling with Angels & DemonsAugustana College opens its 2010-11 theatre season with the student/faculty collaboration Wrestling with Angels & Demons, and true to its title, the play will find its performers doing a fair share of wrestling. Yet rather than physical (or metaphysical) beings, the production’s student actors will actually be grappling with questions: What is democracy? What is the American Dream? And a question that many of us have contemplated this year: Is Rod Blagojevich really blacker than Barack Obama?


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