The Pheonix Gallery announces the opening of a new exhibit devoted to "Music along the Mississippi" river, featuring paintings, prints and photographs that evoke the river and the music it inspires. The opening reception or Vernissage for the artists will be on Friday August 16th at 6:00 p.m.  Till  10.00 p.m. refreshments will be served.

This exhibit will be evolving through this late summer and fall, Adding new art as the season changes.

Special for this evening:

Enjoy cool jazz by our River City Radio Hour jazz band in the warm summer evening.

Opening night discounts apply.  Come meet the artists and discuss their work.

The Phoenix Fine Art gallery specializes in Contemporary American Midwest Art.

It is Moline's only full time resident professional Art Gallery and is located in the historic Moline Commercial Club building downtown Moline.  The show will include American Mid-Western artists, three first generation artists Europe and Asia as well as the work of the Phoenix resident artist from Germany.

This is an enigmatic show, capturing the essence of life and living in our River Cities area colored by the music of our beloved Mississippi River.  Music influences us with its sounds and feelings, even to the unschooled heart. This show talks about how the music and the river of our area is intrinsically interwoven together in our vision of our area and our lives here, along the Mississippi River.  This week is the beginning of the show, the Prelude. Participate in the development of the completed piece. Take some of your experiences home.


Steve Andersen, Davenport, Iowa.
Anna Englehart, Moline, Illinois
Charles Fisher, Rock Island, Illinois
Regan Hatfield, Davenport, Iowa.
Tom Hempel, Davenport, Iowa.
Robert Kameczura, Chicago, Illinois.
Val Kozlov, Davenport, Iowa.  Russia
Bill Marsoun, Rock Island, Illinois.
Tony Seabolt, Rock Island, Illinois.
SteveSherrell, Chicago, Illinois.
Veena Singh, Rock Island, Illinois. India
Ekkehard Stoevesand, Berlin, Germany.
Svetlana Young, Rock Island, Illinois.  Russia.

Special guest artist  installation : Dying To Teach.
Myra Richardson, Chicago, Illinois.

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