DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 3, 2022) — Longtime Davenport artist Cathy Bolkcom will be exhibiting her latest paintings at an art reception and sale at the new West Davenport Arts Council gallery wall at Metropolitan community Church in Davenport on Saturday, March 5, 1-4PM.

Bolkcom is excited to share new work after being away from painting for a number of years, when she worked to help put her kids to college and start a non-profit community citizens group. Her latest paintings further her investigation and into landscape, spiritual seeking, gates and pathways and windows.

Says Bolkcom, “Being creative and connecting to my spirituality through painting is an essential part of my life, especially now in retirement. It helps to see beauty in the world, even in these challenging times.”

Dozens of pieces of work are framed and prepared for sale - black-and-white photographs Bolkcom printed in the 1980s that include historic views of downtown Davenport, color photos, and many paintings she made over the last 35 years. This includes prints of her well-known paintings of the QC African-American dance troupe Imani, led by the local choreographer Dorian Byrd.

Her portraits of immigrants, still-life, and landscapes will also be available. The reception is open to people who are vaxxed and masked. Folks are also welcome to come masked on Sunday, March 6, noon-1:30 PM. Private appointments to see the show in the next two weeks can be made by contacting Cathy Bolkcom.

The West Davenport Arts Council Gallery Wall and MCCQC's permanent art displays are open to the public on Sundays, 10AM–1PM, and by appointment either through the Artist in Residence or the Pastor.

For more information about the artist or this exhibit, please contact artist Cathy Bolkcom at cbarts4@gmail.com.  Press may contact Cathy at 563.505.0183.

For more information about the West Davenport Arts Council, please contact Rev Rich Hendricks at 563.940.9630 or by email at richdhendricks@msn.com.

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