Always an eagerly awaited series at the Figge Art Museum, the latest incarnation of Young Artists at the Figge will be on display from January 28 through May 14, with the Davenport venue again celebrating the accomplishments of budding creative talents of local elementary art students whose works will be showcased in a continuing series of individual exhibitions.

With her latest exhibition showcasing more than a dozen new works, one of them an installation created specifically for its Davenport venue, noted area artist and professor Zaiga Minka Thorson is the invited guest at the Figge Art Museum's February 2 artist talk, during which the longtime Black Hawk College instructor will discuss the pieces on display in her collection Storms & Silver Linings.

More than a dozen glorious new works, one of them an installation created specifically for its Davenport venue, by a noted area artist and professor will be showcased in Zaiga Minka Thorson: Storms & Silver Linings, the Figge Art Museum's new exhibit of local talent on display from January 28 through May 7.

Fascinating, colorful, and occasionally very tall works by a trio of Midwestern artists are currently on display at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with the Moline airport, through February 28, hosting Bowden, Moyer, & Smith: a collection of acrylic paintings by James Bowden of Peotone, Illinois, steel sculptures by Matt Moyer of Columbia, Missouri, and mixed-media paintings by Corrine Smith of Rock Island, Illinois.

One of the people who shaped Davenport was a Hungarian nobleman. What were the odds? Count Nicholas Fejervary (Miklós Fejérváry) came to Davenport when he was 41 years old. He left his native Hungary to escape the imposed martial law that followed the failed revolutions that swept Europe in 1847 and 1848. Friends had been exiled, imprisoned, even executed. He chose to settle in Davenport because it reminded him of his home on the Danube.

An assemblage of arresting works by a former teacher at the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge Art Museum) and Davenport's St. Ambrose University will be on display at the Figge through June 18, with the exhibition Mother, Goddess, Crone: The Art of Maria Cusumano boasting 11 prints that were recently gifted to the venue by Cusumano’s husband and fellow artist Mark Towner.

Two of the most beloved figures in children's literature, as well as the author and artist who originated them, will be celebrated through February 5 in the Muscatine Art Center's Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART, an exhibit organized by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, with all artwork on loan from the collection of Mo and Cher Willems.

With the exhibit on display through February 4, the Figge Art Museum welcomes guests to view the talents of a Chicago-based artist in Caroline Kent: An Improvisation of Form, an installation that will transform the Davenport venue's Katz Gallery into an immersive exhibition of paintings, site specific interventions, and sculptures, surrounding visitors in a unique synthesis of language and abstract forms.

Mexican/Latinx multidisciplinary artist Tlisza Jaurique will, through July 9 of 2023, employ her inherited indigenous upbringing and aesthetics in service of the Figge Art Museum's Decolonial Intervention, creating her own artistic intervention surrounding the Davenport venue's Spanish Vice Regal collection, reexamining the art in this space, and providing a different viewpoint that allows for a shared authority of the collection.

If you find yourself already exhausted by the bitter temperatures of winter, consider a visit to the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery from now through January 27, when the warm venue will be celebrating the incipient arrival of another season in Hint of Spring: Photos by Chuck Isenhart, Gerald Podraza, & Debra Runkle.

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