Walters Does Christmas Lights?

For his most recent Art in Plain Sight, Bruce Walters has photographed and written about the Christmas lights in the QC.  He makes a good case for the “folk art” of Christmas lights.  Read on.
It’s easy to start taking outdoor Christmas lights for granted about now. They have been draped over trees and strung [...]

WIU Art Students and Faculty Share their Gifts

From the McDonough County Voice.

Macomb, Ill. —
Kathy Neumann of Good Hope knows exactly where to go for the Christmas gifts her friends and family love.
“I come here most years to find unique gifts for the holidays,” said Neumann Monday as she perused the necklaces at the Western Illinois University Art Department’s annual Holiday [...]

Alum Designs 2nd Album Cover for Gym Class Heroes

From University Relations’ Beyond the Bell Tower

When Evan Leake designed his first album cover for Gym Class Heroes‘ debut album “The Papercut Chronicles” back in 2005, he said the Geneva, NY-based rock/hip hop group had “just been freshly signed” to its label, Decaydance Records. Six years and a few albums later, Gym [...]

Rathje in Rock Island Show

The work of Emily Christenson, Matt Pulford, Steve Banks, and Terry Rathje is currently featured in an exhibition in downtown Rock Island, at Gallery West, 1629 2nd Avenue.
The work revolves around the theme of The Elements, including paintings made as collaborations with bodies of water, paintings of quilts that fly on the wind, wooden and [...]