Drawings and photographs by a pair of gifted Midwestern artists will fill the Quad City Arts Center Gallery from October 18 through December 6, with the Rock Island venue housing the exhibits Sky Weave, featuring new works by Des Moines' Emily Newman, and The Set Table: Forks on the Left, Metaphors on the Right, boasting the talents of Muscatine-based photographer Randy Richmond.

Colorful and expressive work by one of Iowa City's premier artistic talents will be on display at St. Ambrose University October 14 through November 23, as the Catich Gallery showcases evocative photographs by Sandra Louise Dyas in her new exhibition Truth & Beauty.

From October 4 through November 6 at Bettendorf's Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, area artists will showcase miniature works of maximum beauty in Les Petites: Big Creativity, Small Package, the new group exhibition boasting a variety of creations in a variety of mediums, all of them designed within the confines of 12 inches by 12 inches.

Stunning examples of mixed-media artwork will be on display at Black Hawk College's ArtSpace Gallery from September 30 through November 1 as the venue houses Sarah Rehmer's A Tenuous Space, the latest exhibition by the lauded Illinois artist whose works have been showcased in such esteemed art magazines as Studio Visit, Encaustic Arts, and Shadow & Light.

Original works from more than 90 juried regional and national artists, children's activities, a Tabor Home Winery tasting, gourmet food, live music, and additional treats will be on hand at the September 21 and 22 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, with MidCoast Fine Arts' 32nd-annual Lindsay Park event finding Terry Rathje this year's recipient of the esteemed Harley Award, which honors those who've positively affected the visual arts and artists in the Quad Cities during their lifetimes.

From September 21 through December 8, a traditional Mexican holiday will be celebrated in high style at Davenport's Figge Art Museum through the exhibition Day of the Dead: The Art of Remembrance, an installation that will explore 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.

For the first 2019-20 exhibition at the college's Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, colorful, evocative works from artists around the globe will be on display from September 6 through October 12, with the exhibit Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge showcasing the talents of nearly four dozen artists in a touring presentation by the American Tapestry Alliance.

Collages, paintings, and inventively crafted birdhouses will all be on display in the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery from September 4 through October 28, with the venue boasting featured works by Amber Williams and Carla Markwart, as well as colorful and functional birdhouses created by 20 artistic talents based in the Quad Cities.

Taking place in the Bechtel Plaza outside the Figge Art Museum, the autumnal Beaux Arts Fair will treat visitors to an outdoor celebration of visual arts and fine crafts on September 7 and 8, with the annual event featuring food vendors, live music, children's activities, and works for sale by more than four dozen artists from five states.

An artistic showcase for two internationally renowned artists – as well as a homecoming for two graduates of Bettendorf High School – will take place at Bettendorf's Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy from August 31 through September 27, with the exhibition Swangstu celebrating the works of brother-and-sister talents Troy and Holly Swangstu.

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