A Kansas-based artist born and raised in the Quad Cities will be showcased in the latest exhibition at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, when rams, bulls, and less fearsome beasts are captured in the vibrant paintings of Troy Swangstu's Made in Iowa.

Presented in celebration of America's oldest, largest civil-rights organization and its local members, the Figge Art Museum will house History of the Davenport NAACP February 10 through April 22, a new exhibition focusing on area contributions to this nationwide effort that boasts more than 2,200 branches and roughly half a million members worldwide.

A fast-paced world requires a calming influence, and that's what Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center will provide in its new exhibitions of lovely, serene paintings by Brad Bisbey and Holly Kimball and beautiful wood sculptures and furniture by Jay Stratton, on display from February 2 through March 23.

Featuring dozens of debuting works in a variety of artistic mediums, the 40th Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition will be on display at the Figge January 27 through March 20, showcasing paintings, sculptures, installations, and more by artists living within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

A landmark work by renowned painter Georgia O'Keefe will be on display in the Figge's American Scene Gallery beginning January 23, as the artist's 1924 Flower Abstraction arrives on generous loan from New York's Whitney Museum of American Art.

Works by four Midwestern female artists will be on display at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy beginning January 23, with paintings by Evanny Angelene Henningsen featured in the exhibit Utah Colors, and pieces in various mediums by Ann Peters, Amy Whiteman and Olivia von Gries – all former students of gallery owner Pat Beréskin – in the fittingly titled exhibition Coming Home.

The photography of 20th Century photographer Wynn Bullock is currently included in more than 90 major museum collections worldwide, and in the Figge's new exhibit Wynn Bullock: Revelation – on display from January 13 through April 29 – museum guests will be treated to the most comprehensive assessment of Bullock’s (1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly 40 years, as well as the first major exhibition of his work to be held in Iowa.

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.

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