A former Quad Citian and St. Ambrose University alumna currently showcasing her Finding God in the Dark: A Retrospective Exhibition in the Galvin Fine Arts Center's Catich and Morrissey Galleries, Rosalind Wilcox will participate in two weekend events at Davenport's university: an artist Q&A and reception on the afternoon of February 28, and a concert performed under Wilcox's stage alias “Mississippi Rose” on the evening of February 29.

Boasting sketches, proposals, and objects on loan from John Deere Archives, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and the AT&T Archives and History Center, the Figge Art Museum's new exhibition Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age will, from February 22 through May 24, celebrate the legendary industrial designer whose firm styled the John Deere tractor, the Western Electric Model 500 telephone, and numerous other iconic products.

While they may earn their livings creating art for the body, a group of regional tattoo artists will also be bringing their art to the walls of the Quad City Arts Center from January 30 through March 20, with the Rock Island venue showcasing the creative gifts of nearly a dozen talents in the new exhibition The Artist Behind the Tattoo.

With its showcased talent acclaimed for his mixed-media paintings and prints that utilize a variety of techniques including woodcarving and collage, the new exhibition Didier William: Lakou graces Davenport's Figge Art Museum from February 8 through May 31, its artist drawing on Haitian history, mythology, and personal experience to explore significant themes of cultural identity.

Beautiful and evocative artworks by a pair of area talents will find a home at the MidCoast at Bucktown Gallery from February 8 through March 28, with the Davenport venue hosting a showcase of collage works by Amber Williams and paintings by Jane Doty.

A celebration of the human body's most fascinating facets as viewed through abstract illustrations will grace the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy from February 1 through 28, with the Bettendorf venue hosting colorful, captivating works by Bettendorf artist Kaitlin Walsh in her new exhibition Anatomy of the Senses.

An artistic talent whose works are so voluminous they're currently on display in two separate galleries in St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts Center, former Quad Citian and SAU alumna Rosalind Wilcox showcases her Finding God in the Dark: A Retrospective Exhibition in the university's Catich and Morrissey Galleries through March 6, the works created by a legally blind artist who also enjoys careers as a singer, songwriter, percussionist, and guitarist.

Always an eagerly awaited series at the Figge Art Museum, the continuing Young Artists at the Figge exhibition, running through May 3, finds the Davenport venue again celebrating the accomplishments of budding creative talents of local elementary art students, their works on display in eight individual exhibits accompanying Recognition Days.

Figge Art Museum's “George Olson: The Found Obj

Focusing on the artist's earlier works that employ found objects as inspiration, the Figge Art Museum's current exhibition George Olson: The Found Object, on display through April 19, finds its creator using a range of mediums – among them woodcut relief, ink wash, charcoal, and assemblage – to move beyond the objects he is referencing in order to create bold graphic abstractions that simulate the intriguing surface textures of his source material.

Drawing from the human figure has long been part of the traditional training for artists, and in the Figge Art Museum's fascinating new exhibition Figuratively Drawn: Works from the Figge Collection, on display from January 18 through April 19, guests of the Davenport venue will explore the infinitely varied ways that the body can be portrayed by artists who use the human form as a jumping-off point and drawing as their medium.

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