An admired University of Iowa professor and award-winning art professional will headline the Figge Art Museum's latest Virtual Curator Talk when Monica Correia, on October 8, discusses the curation of the Davenport venue's Seating by Design, with Correia introducing the exhibition and discussing how it took shape.

Outdoor views of Bettendorf will soon be admired and enjoyed in the great indoors of a Bettendorf venue, with the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, from October 2 through 30, housing its new exhibition Paint the River: Fourth-Annual Plein Air Paint Out a collection of works by local artists all created outside, and all executed on subject matter set within the boundaries of Bettendorf.

Held in conjunction with the forthcoming Figge Art Museum exhibition A Visualization of Hope (on display October 3 through December 13), a special Virtual Artist Celebration will take place on October 1, with three of Living Proof Exhibit's featured artists – Annawan's Kent Broadbent, Chicago's Meg Guttman, and Cedar Rapids' Tara Moorman – discussing their artistic practices and the inspiration for their current works.

Painted on the east wall of the building at 2104 Fourth Avenue in Rock Island, the mural jolts us out of our familiar world – plunging us into an underwater world populated with beautiful, mysterious, mythical, and dangerous creatures.

Held in conjunction with the forthcoming Figge Art Museum exhibition A Visualization of Hope (on display October 3 through December 13), a special Virtual Artist Celebration hosted by Pamela Crouch will take place on September 24, with the Living Proof Exhibit Executive Director introducing the eagerly awaited exhibit that celebrates the creative spirit of those impacted by cancer.

Held in conjunction with the current exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West, a special Virtual Artist Talk with internationally renowned photographer Cara Romero will take place on September 10, an event that will find the member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe discussing her photographic practice and answering viewer questions at evening's end.

Presented by the area nonprofit Living Proof Exhibit, an organization that celebrates the creative spirit of those impacted by cancer, the eagerly awaited annual exhibition A Visualization of Hope will bring messages of strength and resilience to Davenport's Figge Art Museum October 3 through December 13 (with the exhibit's virtual programming beginning September 24), with Living Proof Exhibit's collection boasting beautiful and evocative works by cancer survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

Rarely considered pieces of furniture will be made fascinating in a current Figge Art Museum exhibit, with the Davenport venue, through January 17, showcasing fully functional artworks in Seating by Design an exhibition the museum's executive director Michelle Hargrave says should “inspire ideas and new ways to consider the things that we are sitting on so much. Particularly nowadays while we're spending so much time in our homes.”

Held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote, A Portrait of Remarkable Women serves as the latest exhibition at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, its display from September 2 through October 31 celebrating a milestone of democracy and the achievements of women, especially in the arts.

Held in conjunction with the venue's sprawling, fascinating exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West, Davenport's Figge Art Museum will host a special virtual artist talk with renowned Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez on September 3, with the artist speaking about his nearly six-decade career photographing his city's Chicago community and celebrities of film, television, and music.

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