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Bettendorf, IA (December 1, 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.) Artwork from the "Art Meets the River" calendar will be on exhibit through the holidays at the Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy. The third year of the project features five local artists utilizing different art forms to further showcase the talent in the Quad Cities. "Many local artists use our environment as inspiration so it seemed fitting to represent different art mediums in the project." says project coordinator and artist Heid Brandt. "I would like to inspire the community to create and purchase local art and to be good stewards of the environment."


Contributing artists are Pat Bereskin, Brad Bisbey, Heidi Brandt, Dee Schricker and Robert Zeidler. Please see the attached for artist bios. The 2017 project received an Eddy Award from River Action. 2018 calendars and additional river-inspired work will be on exhibit and available for purchase during the exhibit. Proceeds from calendar sales will benefit River Action.


Meet Art Class Instructors and See Artist Demonstrations


Watch artists create, visit with class instructors, shop and enjoy refreshments at the Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy during a Holiday Open House in their new Bettendorf location. Give the gift of an art experience with special one-time discounts on select classes. Shop the unique jewelry, pottery, paintings and sculpture for the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Gift certificates are available for the budding artist on your list.


The exhibit and open house will be held on December 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State Street in Bettendorf. For additional information please contact Pat at the gallery, 2967 State Street,


 Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy represents eight full time artists along with rotating guest artist exhibits. They offer classes for all ages and skill levels through the gallery and Mrs. B's School of Art. Their goal is to provide the community a warm and friendly environment conducive to collaboration and learning about art.

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