Young Artists at the Figge Opens Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
Davenport, Iowa (January 13, 2019) – Beginning Saturday, the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature the artwork of local elementary art students (K-5) for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. The exhibition will kick-off with works by elementary art students from Geneseo Schools.
For the 2020 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, eight area school districts will be represented throughout the winter/spring including Geneseo Schools, Bettendorf Schools, North Scott Schools, Pleasant Valley Schools, Moline Schools, Muscatine Schools, Davenport Schools and ending with Rock Island-Milan Schools.
“Young Artists at the Figge puts a spotlight on all of the local talent in the area elementary schools, says Figge Director of Education Melissa Mohr. “It provides budding artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in an art museum.”
Each school district will have a recognition day for students. Thanks to museum and donor support, admission for recognition days is free for student artists, teachers, family and friends. Exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.
Exhibition dates, recognition days and sponsors for each school district are as follows:
Geneseo Schools January 18-26 Recognition Day: Sunday, January 26
Bettendorf Schools February 1-9 Recognition Day; Sunday, February 9
Sponsor: GreenState Credit Union
North Scott Schools February 15-23 Recognition Day: Sunday, February 23 Sponsor: Delia and Dave Meier
Pleasant Valley Schools February 29-March 8 Recognition Day: Sunday, March 1
Moline Schools March 14-22 Recognition Day: Sunday, March 15 Sponsor: Tom and Brooke Terronez
Muscatine Schools March 28-April 5 Recognition Day: Sunday, April 5
Davenport Schools April 11-19 Recognition Day: Sunday, April 19 Sponsor: CBI Bank & Trust
Rock Island-Milan Schools April 25-May 3 Recognition Day: Sunday, April 26 Sponsor: Thoms Family
Young Artists at the Figge will run through May 3.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and always free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.