WHAT:   Quad   City   Arts   Gingerbread   Village   Workshop  

DATE:  August 31, 2011   

TIME:  6:30 pm -  8:00 pm    

WHERE: RiverCenter, South 2nd Floor Arkansas/Platte Rooms   136 East 3rd Street   Davenport ,  IA   52801    

R.S.V.P. by Monday, August 29, to Rebecca (309)793-1213 ext. 100 or rgreen@quadcityarts.com


Please join us for the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Gingerbread Village Workshop on August 31,  6:30 pm  at the RiverCenter. The workshop will feature an informative session about how to create a Gingerbread House or Ginger Art to enter in Festival of Trees. Guests will learn helpful hints, tried and true techniques and tested recipes demonstrated by professional bakers and sugar artists. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes, and purchase gingerbread goodies. Don't miss out on being part of this year's 26th Celebration. Let your imagination go wild!  It's FREE, so bring a friend! R.S.V.P. by Monday, August 29th to Rebecca at  309.793.1213  ext. 100 or rgreen@quadcityarts.com.  


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. All Quad City Arts programs are partially supported 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.

WHERE: Train Exhibit located at Quad City Arts Center Gallery,  Rock Island ,  IL   61201
Art Expo located at the end of
  3rd St.   in the District of Rock Island, IL 61201

DATES: Train Exhibit: July 21st - July 24th

Art Expo: July 22nd

ADMISSION: Train Exhibit & Art Expo are FREE

As part of 2011 Train Festival, Quad City Arts Gallery is hosting an exhibit created by the Tri-County N-Scale Model Train Club from July 21st- July 24th. The train display features N-scale model railways with different background scenery. Some of the scenes include an airport, mountain range, farm towns, and even a small scale replica of   Geneseo  Illinois   in the 1950's. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the current gallery installation, "The Artist in You" group exhibit, which features 37 works of art from emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. The gallery will be open extended hours for the festival: July 21st   10 am  -6 pm , July 22nd   3:30 pm  -9 pm , July 23rd   11 am  -6 pm , and July 24th   11 am  -5 pm .

In addition to the gallery exhibit, Quad City Arts will also provide an outdoor Art Expo on Friday, July 22nd from   10 am  -  8 pm  , located at the end of   3rd Street   in the District of Rock Island. Admission to the Art Expo is free and will feature original artwork by local artists and live music.

The public is invited both events. For more information please visit http://www.quadcityarts.com/exhibits.asp.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at   1715 Second Avenue   in the Arts and Entertainment District of   Rock Island  . 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 Visual Arts Director, Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213 ext. 108 ordwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

What: Schoeneman Sculpture Dedication

When: Sunday, August 8, 12:00 pm

Where: Schwiebert Park 17th Street at the Mississippi River Rock Island, IL 61201

Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director, 309-793-1213 ext.108, dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com

The press and public are invited to join us for the dedication.

Please join Quad City Arts and the family of Lloyd Schoeneman for the dedication of the sculpture in his honor, on Sunday, August 8, 12:00 pm at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island, Illinois. The sculpture, created by artist and Lloyd's friend Stuart Morris, commemorates the life and work of arts leader Lloyd S. Schoeneman who passed away in 2001.

Lloyd founded and worked for Quad City Arts for 22 years and was an early proponent of the community built process for public art. He was revered as an expert in the field by colleagues across the nation and encouraged any and all interested community members be they artists, bicycle riders, historians, or bankers to get involved in the planning, designing and building of the environment in which they live, work and play. His most notable successes using this model are the Navigation Steps at Leach Park in Bettendorf, The Nature Spiral at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton and Lindsey Architectural Sculpture Park in Davenport.

Local artists of many genres who were mentored by Lloyd, family, friends and community members have all been contributors to the sculpture project. The design for the piece evolved over five years of meetings with the involved individuals and embodies Lloyd's love of nature and his work in the arts community.

Come and join us as we announce the title of the sculpture, honor this memorable arts leader and remember his many accomplishments in the community. A potluck luncheon will follow after the dedication.