Davenport, Iowa (January 26, 2023) – Artwork created by local elementary art students from eight area school districts will be on view in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Saturday for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition.
Art teachers from the participating schools are tasked with selecting the top artworks from their school. Those works are combined with the selections from each of the elementary schools in their district to create each district’s installation at the Figge.
For the 2023 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, school districts represented throughout the winter/spring include: Geneseo School District, Moline-Coal Valley School District, Pleasant Valley School District, Muscatine School District, North Scott School District, Bettendorf School District, Davenport School District and Rock Island-Milan School District.
“We look forward to this exhibition series, as it is a wonderful opportunity to see the artistic talent that flows through area classrooms each and every day,” said Director of Education Melissa Mohr. “The students’ works are thoughtful, creative, and inspiring, and we cannot wait to celebrate with the young artists and their families!”
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 School District January 28-February 5 Recognition Day: February 5 Sponsor: The Geneseo Foundation
Moline-Coal Valley School District February 11-19 Recognition Day: February 12 Sponsor: Tom and Brooke Terronez
Pleasant Valley School District February 25-March 5 Recognition Day: February 26 Sponsor: GreenState Credit Union
Muscatine School District March 11-19 Recognition Day: March 19 Sponsor: Kent Corporation
North Scott School District March 25-April 2 Recognition Day: April 2 Sponsor Delia and Dave Meier
Bettendorf School District April 8-16 Recognition Day: April 16 Sponsor: GreenState Credit Union
Davenport School District April 22-30 Recognition Day: April 30 Sponsor: Jane Magnusson
Rock Island-Milan School District May 6-14 Recognition Day: May 7 Sponsor: Mark and Deborah Schwiebert
Young Artists at the Figge will be on view through May 14, 2023.
About the Figge Art Museum: The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and presents world-class exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required but can be made at www.figgeartmuseum.org or by calling 563-345-6632. Admission to the museum 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 to all on Thursday evenings. You can become a member for as little as $50 by visiting the Figge website. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.