For the first time, Quad City Arts and MidCoast Fine Arts have collaborated to produce a bi-state, regional art exhibition, with the works on display chosen from submissions sent from artists throughout a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

In celebration of its new location on State Street, the Quad Cities venue will present an exhibition of the newest paintings Solon, Iowa-based artist Jeff Allen and gallery owner Pat Beréskin.

The design for the Hero Street Monument came to artist Sonny Soliz in a dream. Not simply as a concept, but, as he said in an interview, as a completed monument that looks exactly as he dreamed it.

The first gallery exhibition of the 2017-18 school year will feature three decades' worth of works by Crawford, who has concentrated on woodcuts and monotypes since earning a 1987 MA in Fine Art from Peoria's Bradley University.

Augustana College's first art exhibition of its 2017-18 school year finds dozens of contemporary artists and poets responding to the history of multiracial coalitions – including the Rainbow Coalition, the Young Patriots Organization, and the Black Panther Party – that have organized against racism, poverty, and oppression.

An associate professor of painting and drawing and the director of graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, acclaimed visual artist Musgnug explores both nature and the painting process in her latest touring exhibition of works on paper.

The final area festival of 2017's summer will commence in this inaugural celebration of music, film, comedy, and visual art, with performances and activities scheduled at 14 downtown-Davenport venues.

Urban, Third Place: Dale Fehr, Hampton, Illinois (<em>The Bench</em>)

The River Cities’ Reader’s 2017 photo contest received more than 100 entries in four categories: “Uniquely Quad Cities,” “Reflection,” “Urban,” and “Rural.” Here are our winners and favorites.

The River Cities’ Reader’s photo contest has returned, with four new categories for your submissions: “Urban,” “Rural,” “Uniquely Quad Cities,” and “Reflection.”

The deadline for entries is June 27. We plan to publish the winners in the July 6 issue of the River Cities’ Reader.

Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

Yogi’s words are illogical. But brilliant.

It is equally illogical to inlay a full-sized baseball diamond – made of brick and stone! – in the pavement west of Modern Woodmen Park, not far from the “real” one inside.

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