A day filled with art is a day well spent! It's even better when we get to support our very own artists from Black Hawk College! Alumni Haley Gustafson competed at the Davenport Chalk Fest and masterfully drew her famous twisted tree. Across from the Chalk Fest, our very own Professor Zaiga Thorson had her work displayed at the Bucktown Center for the Arts. Her work, "The Visitor", is a beautiful painting apart of the Out and About show. A round of applause to Zaiga and Haley!
Inspired by his Chinese culture, and calligraphy, Peter Xiao's exhibiting work "Found in Translation" at the Quad City Campus ArtSpace Gallery was brilliant and beautiful. From using unconventional and unexpected materials such as, tires found on the side of the road, socks, and more, Xiao showed us to take risks and try new things. Xiao, an Augustana professor of art, played with Chinese characters in mixed media and pushed it to another level. His message to not be afraid to fail and keep going inspired many that attended the reception. Thank you Peter Xiao for sharing your art with us at Black Hawk College!
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.