Arts & Culture

Scribble: Deb Ford

Nov 17, 2018

Courtesy Ricco/Maresca Gallery New York

William L. Hawkins was a self-taught artist who created an astonishing body of vibrant, colorful, and large-scale paintings late in life, executed in a highly personal style. Hawkins incorporated collage and assemblage of found objects to create work meant to both shock and delight viewers. His cityscapes often portrayed buildings in his beloved town of Columbus, Ohio. He also vividly portrayed historical events, religious subjects, and animals in his unique and joyous style.

Carolyn Martin / WVIK

The Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy moved to its expanded gallery and classroom space at 2967 State Street in Bettendorf, Iowa, in August of 2017. The top floor is a large light-filled space featuring the work of various local artists in all mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, ceramics, and more.

Courtesy of Ross King

The internationally bestselling author Ross King will deliver two lectures at the Figge Art Museum in conjunction with the current "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" exhibit.

You don't have to travel to Chicago or New York to see a world famous painting. The Moline Public Library will show a rare Norman Rockwell original painting. "Makes Good Sense to Me" will be on display, free of charge, tomorrow and next Saturday.