Watercolors and landscapes and rocks (oh my!) will all be on display in the latest Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery exhibits, with the gallery, from November 4 through January 4, showcasing landscape paintings by Nancy Lindsay, botanical watercolors by Marcia Whitmore, and a selection of fossils and minerals courtesy of Augustana College's Fryxell Geology Museum.

A special virtual program held in conjunction with our national celebration of Veteran's Day, the Davenport Public Library hosts the November 12 online presentation Pursuing Your Passion: My Journey of Military Service delivered by Dr. Burl Randolph Jr., a retired Army Military Intelligence Colonel with nearly 32 years of service and three combat tours in Iraq.

Depite being born with a disability in both arms, Indiana native Ryan Niemiller has been enjoying a fantastically successful standup career that finds the comedian performing at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room on Novembver 15, the third-place winner on TV's America's Got Talent known for cheekily referencing himself as the “Cripple Threat of Comedy.”

Held in conjunction with the venue's new exhibition Haitian Masterworks, the Figge Art Museum's Vanessa Sage and Joshua Johnson will host a Virtual Curator Talk on November 12 introducing this fascinating showcase for numerous gifted artists, with the Figge home to one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the United States.

A trio of gifted artists will gather online for a special November 5 event hosted by the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue presenting Virtual Artist Talks with three talents who have works on display in the museum's current Seating by Design exhibition: Cahle Correll, Vinicius Lima, and Yi Xie.

Continuing the musicians' season-long celebration of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra delivers a virtual performance of the second Masterworks program Beethoven Violin Concerto, a tribute to that classic composition – with a piece by Béla Bartók, as well – available for home viewing on November 8.

Although audiences for its live performances, due to current health and safety measures, are being restricted to the college's students, faculty, and staff, the general public will still be able to see the Augustana College theatre department's season-opening production of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, the thrilling and terrifying Christopher Marlowe classic that will be shown in virtual format on November 7.

Two short films celebrating American courage, character, and perseverance will enjoy virtual presentations the day before Veteran's Day, with the Moline Public Library hosting November 10 screenings of Fourth Wall Films' A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street and Riding the Rails to Hero Street, a pair of lauded documentaries in the Hero Street series by area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.

As home to one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the United States, the Figge Art Museum is set to celebrate its vast assemblage of beautiful, evocative, fascinating pieces in Haitian Masterworks, a new exhibition, on display from November 7 through January 24, that will focus on prevalent themes in Haitian art including spirituality, transformation, the natural world, everyday life, and Haitian history.

Estate planning and other legal issues facing artists will be the subjects of the Figge Art Museum's Virtual Scholar Talk on October 29, with Iowa City attorney David Bright and artist T.J. Dedeaux-Norris discussing the legal efforts taken to preserve the artistic legacy and estate of Tameka Janean Norris, whose currently running Figge exhibit is designed to explore the complex legacy of an artist’s identity after their passing.

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