The art-glass studio Glass Impact this past weekend opened its new, expanded facility at 1616 2nd Avenue in The District of Rock Island. (The old stomping grounds were across the street at 1611 2nd Avenue.) The new home, which is about three times larger than the previous one, includes a workshop and gallery but also an expanded art and production "hot shop," a supply area, a sandblast room, a "learning lab," and full-service design and restoration service. For more information about Glass Impact or its classes, visit ( or call (309)793-1611.

Teens Add to Hero Street Monument

Seven teens from 16 to 18 years old on Thursday are scheduled to finish work on two decorative-brick walls - each featuring the image of an eagle - to be permanently installed at the Hero Street Monument site in Silvis. Work began June 17, and the walls are located at 2001 5th Street. The projects are part of the Family Museum of Arts & Science's Street Heat program, in which young people are given job skills. Street Heat began in 1994.

Quad City Symphony Announces 2002-3 Season

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra last month announced its 2002-3 season of classical, pops, and chamber-music concerts. The season kicks off with Riverfront Pops on September 7 at LeClaire Park in Davenport, featuring tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan. The six-concert classical series starts with an all-Beethoven concert October 5 and 6 featuring violinist Serena Canin and area natives Greg and Tom Sauer. Holiday Pops is slated for November 23 at The Mark, while the chamber-music series gets underway on October 20. Tickets can be purchased by calling (563)322-0931. For more information, visit (

Davenport Artist Selected for Cedar Rapids Outdoor Sculpture Show

Eric Mart of Davenport has had a piece selected for the Ninth Annual Sculpture on Second Outdoor Gallery in downtown Cedar Rapids. Mart's Iron Megeda will be on display from August 2002 through June 2003. The exhibit opens with a reception August 16 at the APAC Building Plaza.

Legion Arts Meets Fundraising Goal

Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids announced last month that it had reached the $65,000 goal it had set to keep the arts organization operating. The group, which focuses on wide variety of music concerts (ranging from world music to rock-and-roll), found itself with a huge deficit in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which depressed attendance. Legion Arts met its goal, but now public-radio station KUNI is in the middle of its "Drive to Survive," an effort to make up for a $250,000 cut in state funding for the fiscal year that begins Monday.

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