Outdoor views of the Quad Cities will be admired and enjoyed in a Bettendorf venue when the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, from October 1 through 30, houses its exhibition Paint the River: Fifth-Annual Plein Air Paint Outa collection of works by local artists all created outside, and all executed on subject matter along the Mississippi from the I-80 Bridge to the Centennial Bridge on both sides of the river.

A yearly outdoor tradition for artists of all skill levels returns on September 25 with the fifth-annual Plein Air Paint Out, an event sponsored by the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, and one that can lead to artists not only selling their creations, but exhibiting them both in the Bettendorf venue and on the walls of Davenport's Adler Theatre.

Returning this fall to the Figge Art Museum's first-floor Gildehaus Gallery for an October 2 through January 2 exhibition, the latest offering in the Figgeo Video series will feature the work of acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Janet Biggs, whose video and performance works focus on extreme situations and experiences, drawing connections between physical and psychological terrains and tests of human limits.

A gifted painter with two masters degrees from the University of Iowa, Franklin Evans will host a special, virtual studio tour for the Figge Art Museum on September 23, the artist's current installation at the Davenport venue – franklinsfootpaths exploring elements of Evans' personal history in Iowa while also encouraging new ways of experiencing the Quad Cities museum.

A traditional Mexican holiday is being celebrated in high style at Davenport's Figge Art Museum through Day of the Dead, an installation – on display through November 14 – that explores how we celebrate and remember the lives of our lost loved ones through the collective traditions, art-making, and storytelling that are among its integral elements.

New works by a trio of Midwestern talents employing a trio of wildly different artistic mediums are currently on display in the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with the Moline airport, through November 1, showcasing eye-catching photography by Mark Dierker of Dubuque, Iowa, works on paper by Jamie Foster of Naperville, Illinois, and ceramic wildlife sculpture by Deana Bada Maloney of Downers Grove, Illinois.

A showcase of arresting sculptures housed in the museum’s collection, the Figge Art Museum's exhibition Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection will, through January 16, highlight rarely exhibited works, recent additions to the collection, and the talents of dozens of gifted artisans spanning literal centuries.

Two exhibitions of beautiful, evocative, and occasionally comical black-and-white photographs byIowa artists are currently on display at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, through October 8, treating patrons to the talents of Des Moines' Judith Eastborn and Bettendorf's Mike Leinhauser.

Friends since the early 1960s, photographer Lee Friedlander and painter Jim Dine formed an early bond when Friedlander gave Dine a photograph he made on a trip to Cincinnati – not realizing Dine had been raised there. Since then, both artists have established long distinguished careers in photography and in painting, respectively, and through November 14, Figge Art Museum visitors are invited to see examples of their works paired in the fascinating new exhibition Jim Dine & Lee Friedlander: Work from the Same House.

Through January 9, Davenport's German American Heritage Center will house an informative and fascinating display on an early-20th-century Art Nouveau style in Jugendstil: Art for All, an exhibit devoted to artisans determined to explore new mediums, share artistic ideas with fellow artists, and establish the foundation for Bauhaus, Art Deco, and other artistic movements.

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