Step away from the game console. Step away from the screen. Extract yourself from the Faceborg. Visit dozens of places around the world, eras, concepts, ideas, history and art – all inside the Figge Art Museum.

Works by two Davenport-based artists will soon be on display in one Rock Island exhibit, as the Quad City Arts Center's Con/In-Fluence showcases prints, paintings, mixed media, and more by Steve Banks and Philip Laber.

This year's pre-winter Gallery Hop! is themed “Fire & Ice,” with the “Ice” delivered in the sculptures of Robert Storm, the “Fire” in the raku ceramics of Desoto Arts craftspeople, and the “Hop!”-ing in the District of Rock Island visitors viewing and purchasing art in one District venue after another.

Art on display and art in creation will be on hand in the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy's Holiday Open House on December 1, with guests invited to both view the venue's Art Meets the River exhibit and purchase the 2018 fundraising calendar boasting samples of its inclusions.

While the works themselves are from years, decades, and centuries past, their recent procurement has inspired the title for the Figge Art Museum's latest exhibition New Photography in the Lewis Gallery, a first-ever display of artistic images on view from November 11 through February 4.

Held in conjunction with the museum's exhibit Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection, the Figge will host a special lecture with Dr. Monica Dominguez Torres, an associate professor and director of Undergraduate Studies, and the director of Latin American and Iberian Studies, at the University of Delaware.

Presented in conjunction with its current exhibition Celebrating Day of the Dead, on display through December 17, the Figge will treat visitors to October 29's Day of the Dead Family Fiesta, an all-ages celebration of the Mexican holiday boasting live performances and hands-on art activities.

Two exhibitions by one gifted artist will soon be on display at St. Ambrose, with paintings, textiles, installations, and more by the Iowa-based Greta Songe viewable in the Catich and Morrissey Galleries, both located in the university's Galvin Fine Arts Center.

The culmination of a two-month art project will finally be displayed on October 29, when the crocheted results of fiber artist and sculptor Carol Hummel's community-wide #YarnBombQC are unveiled in a public ceremony at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art.

For its final exhibition in the 2017 Arts @ the Airport gallery series, Quad City Arts presents works by a trio of Midwestern artists: landscape paintings by Annawan's Broadbent and Rockford's Gates, and ceramic sculpture by West Des Moines' Lewis.

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