A gifted painter and Aledo, Illinois, native known for her beautiful and evocative figurative painting and printmaking will be celebrated in a new exhibit at the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue, through May 8, housing Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, the first major critical assessment of Lee’s superlative works.

Vividly colorful works by a Rock Island professor of art will be showcased across the river in Davenport through February 25 in the exhibition Rowen Schussheim-Anderson: Tapestry Collage, with the talents of this longtime Augustana College educator and professional artist on display in St. Ambrose University's Morrissey Gallery.

A number of specific art forms blend in a new exhibition at St. Ambrose University as the Catich Gallery, through March 4, houses the works of Clifton Meador: Studio of Exhaustion, its creator a noted artist who combines writing, photography, printmaking, and design to make books that explore how the narratives of culture, history, and place are the basis for identity.

Held in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum's current exhibition Breakfast on Pluto, art historian Joy Sperling and exhibit creator Jane Gilmor will discuss the artist's career and how her work “bounces off” the world around her, the January 27 conversation topics extending to current events and the opportunities for dialogue, exploration, and connection that thrive in Gilmor’s artwork.

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 15, 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.

An opportunity to explore the personal and collective experience of living through a global pandemic, the Figge Art Museum's January 20 maker session will find artist Anna Richards guiding participants through an exciting, hands-on program that explores the Feminist Art Movement in relation to the Davenport venue's current installation Jane Gilmor: Breakfast on Pluto.

Presenting an arresting collection of color, black-and-white, and varied mediums, the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery is, through February 27, showcasing beautiful works by a trio of Midwestern artists: woodblock prints by Benjamin Calvert of Villa Park, Illinois; sculpture by Darlys Ewoldt of Chicago; and relief prints by Ian Hanesworth of Winona, Minnesota.

Visually resplendent works by a Quad Cities native and current Kansas resident will decorate the walls of the Berėskin Gallery & Art Academy through February 24, with the Bettendorf venue celebrating the great outdoors and some of its great mammals in painter Troy Swangstu's new exhibition A Bullish New Year.

A beautiful exhibition of four large-scale paintings depicting the four seasons, along with a collection of smaller canvases, Elaine Miller: Uncommon Ground will be on display at Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center through January 29, the Chicago-based saying of her work, ”I paint to try to engage the spiritual qualities of nature that overwhelms our everyday existence whenever we can stop and notice.”

Bettendorf's Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, through January 6, will be decking its halls, and its walls, with seasonal delights in the venue's holiday exhibition Color Your Christmas, a showcase of works by 45 area artists designed to put visitors in a holly-jolly mood.

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