Enjoy the sounds of jazz piano presented by Dave Hepler of Indianapolis on October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island. This concert is free, but donations are accepted and refreshments will be available.

With his latest CD "Song for my Father," the Indianapolis based jazz pianist Dave Hepler takes us along with him on an emotional journey which embraces and celebrates the influence of his father on his life and music. Dave Hepler is a man with impeccable chops who covers all the bases from blues to standards such as "Round Midnight" and "In a Sentimental Mood." – Daron Pearce, Tipp-CHepler has performed at the Indianapolis Jazz Fest, Arts Garden, IMA, Jazz Kitchen, Penrod Art Fair, and University of Indianapolis. In 2001, Dave was awarded an individual artist project grant through “Arts In Indiana” which helped produce the "Dave Hepler 4" recording.Quad Citians can count on Free entertainment featuring local and regional artists in a variety of musical performances, visual art exhibit openings, literary and dramatic presentations on the First Friday of each month from September through May at the Quad City Arts Center. The atmosphere is informal, but the entertainment is first class! 


CONTACTS:       Dawn Wohlford-Metallo                    Glenda Huntsman                  
                             Gallery Manager                                Advancement Director
                             (309) 793-1213 ext. 109                   ext. 107


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2006


WHO:              Quad City Arts

WHAT:            Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for “The Artist In You” ExhibitionWHERE:          Quad City Arts Center GalleryWHEN:            Friday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. (Award Ceremony at 8:00)EXIBITION DATES: September 29-November 3, 2006FREE Join us for the opening reception and awards ceremony for “The Artist in You” on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. “The Artist In You” is an exhibition for emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Forty-five artists were chosen to be part of this group exhibit, presenting a total of 59 works of art. All eighty-four artists who entered the competition were provided with a written constructive critique of their submission. In addition to the artist’s reception, patrons are encouraged to participate in the Gallery Hop throughout the District of Rock Island between 5-9 pm. Free trolley rides and maps will be available. The Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213, ext. 109. - 30 -