Always an eagerly awaited series at the Figge Art Museum, the latest incarnation of Young Artists at the Figge will be on display through May 12, 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.

On display in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery of Mt. Vernon's Cornell College through March 31, the fascinating exhibition Come Celebrate with Me ... will treat patrons to a collection of arresting pieces by the Illinois-based interdisciplinary artist Nicole Davis.

Inviting and arresting works by a trio of gifted Midwestern artists – two from Wisconsin, the other from Illinois – kick-start the 2024 exhibition season at the Quad City International Airport Gallery through March 4, with the Moline airport's Burnett, Erickson, & Kuhlman exhibit showcasing paintings by Kimberly Burnett of Milwaukee, stone sculpture by Joel Erickson of Moline, and drawings by Matt Kuhlman of Milwaukee.

Featuring a fascinating selection of 23 artworks created by 12 artists from around the world, the Figge Art Museum's new Tradition Interrupted will serve as the Davenport venue's final exhibit to open in 2023, its showcase in the Katz Gallery through March 31 boasting works by creative talents who firmly believe that everyday objects have the power to evoke memories and inspire emotions.

A beloved, longtime Augustana College Professor of Art and the college's Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts who is also a gifted, prolific artist in his own right, Peter T. Xiao enjoys his first solo exhibition at the Figge Art Museum in the venue's A Room That One Is In (And All Things In It), an installation of recent paintings on display through April 7.

Beautiful and evocative works by an orthopedic surgeon pursuing a Studio Arts degree at the University of Iowa will be on display at the Muscatine Art Center through March 10, when the venue hosts an exhibition of new mixed-media works by Cory Christiansen, an Iowa talent who shared a special bond with noted Muscatine printmaker Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, whose works will be on display at the Art Center in September.

Led by Emilee Enders, curator of exhibitions and programs at the Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California, a curator tour for the venue's current exhibit Tradition Interrupted will take place at Davenport's Figge Art Museum on February 8, this Katz Gallery showcase boasting works by creative talents who firmly believe that everyday objects have the power to evoke memories and inspire emotions.

Held in conjunction with the current display on view in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery of Mt. Vernon's Cornell College, an artist lecture and reception for the fascinating exhibition Come Celebrate with Me ... will offer insight on this collection of arresting pieces by the Illinois-based interdisciplinary artist Nicole Davis.

With its works taken during what turnout out to be a 5177-mile, 6.5-week quest, a University of Dubuque professor's gifts for composition, lighting, and more will be on display in the gorgeous and evocative Dale Easley in the Wild West: Sabbatical Photography, the exhibition on display in the university's Bisignano Art Gallery through January 31.

On October 6, 1922, hundreds of baseball fans gathered around a scoreboard in the front window of the Argus in downtown Rock Island to follow the third game of the World Series. Halfway through the game, two large black cars pulled to a stop in the middle of the street. Exiting their cars, several men stood in the street to fire guns at two men who returned their fire. The fans scrambled away from the ricocheting bullets in panic. Several men were shot.

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