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Young Artists at the Figge Opens Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
January 24, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Davenport, Iowa (January 24, 2022) – Beginning Saturday, artwork 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 for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition.

In their artworks, students show how important creativity continues to be amid the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Whether students are wearing masks or having limited interactions, there are countless therapeutic benefits to creation.

For the 2022 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, school districts represented throughout the winter/spring include Muscatine School District, Moline School District, Bettendorf School District, Geneseo School District, Pleasant Valley School District, North Scott School District, Davenport School District and Rock Island-Milan School District.

“Art is more important than ever as kids continue to process the challenges they face during this pandemic,” said Figge Director of Education Melissa Mohr. “It’s an opportunity for them to explore their experiences and emotions through creativity.”

Exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation. Exhibition dates and sponsors for each school district are as follows: 

Muscatine School District January 29–February 6
Sponsored by Kent Corporation

Moline School District February 12–20
Sponsored by Tom and Brooke Terronez

Bettendorf School District February 26-March 6
Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union

Geneseo School District March 12–20

Pleasant Valley School District March 26–April 3
Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union

North Scott School District April 9–17
Sponsored by Dave and Delia Meier

Davenport School District April 23–May 1

Rock Island-Milan School District May 7–15
Sponsored by Mark and Deborah Schwiebert

Young Artists at the Figge will be on view through May 15, 2022.  

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

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