October/November 2019

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staff

Executive Director

Laura Sievert

contents

Marketing Manager

Jenna Seaborn

Office Manager

Michelle Herman

Arts Quincy

Quincy Society of Fine Arts

300 Civic Center Plaza

Suite #244 Quincy, IL 62301

(217) 222-3432

artsquincy.org

sponsors

The Arts Quincy Magazine is

made possible by the individual

and business members of Arts

Quincy, National Endowment for

the Arts ART WORKS, the Illinois

Arts Council and our advertisers.

board members

Executive Committee:

Cinda McClain

Holly Cain

Mark McDowell

Scott Smith

Heather Keller-Giltner

At Large:

Anne Cashman

Daniel McCleery

Jennifer Teter

Chuck Scholz

Alison Shafer

Endowment Chair:

Dave Oakley

about the cover

Eli Bildner stands with sculpture

artist Bob Doster at the metal

cutting station outside Baldwin

Elementary School. Bildner is

in first grade. Each student had

their handprint drawn and cut

out to be included in the school's

sculpture installation.

Photo by Jenna Seaborn.

4 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

6 CELEBRATION OF EDUCATION

SCULPTURE INITIATIVE

8 HUMANITIES

Civil War Symposium Oct. 4th & 5th

Quincy Museum Hosts 24th Annual Folk Life Festival

WGEM STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Mansions & Mid-Century Homes During Fall Tour

Lincoln Scholar to Headline Inaugural Rinella Lecture

Ghost Tours at Woodland Cemetery

14 MUSIC

Fall Into Music at Local Colleges

QCMA Brings the World to Quincy in 93rd Season

Auditions for Youth Orchestra

Saul is Solo Artist at QSOA Concert

Quincy Concert Band Presents "One Giant Leap"

18 CALENDAR

20 EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS

22 THEATER

2020 QCT Season is Amazing

Guest Director Joins QCT for Family Show

A Bright Room Called Day at C-SC

QSOA Young Artists Competition

QCT Auditions

26 VISUAL ARTS

QU Hosts Exhibitions & Watercolor Workshop

Gary Butler Retrospective at Heath Gallery

Injury Doesn't Hold Woodworker Back From Hobby

Annual Mary S. Oakley-Lee Lindsay Showcase

32 ETC

34 BUSINESS DONORS/FUNDERS

35 DONOR SPOTLIGHT

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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Art Patrons:

Fall is really one of the

very best times of year

for the arts. There’s

just so much to do!

If you like music, you

got it! National touring

groups? Check. Great

theatre? Yep! And

how about visual arts

exhibitions all over town? Absolutely.

What about some spooky and fun

historical opportunities? We’ve got the

boo for you! There’s really something for

everyone!

At Arts Quincy, we’re celebrating

National Arts and Humanities month in

a huge way. We’ve just announced a

partnership between Arts Quincy, the

Moorman Foundation, the Quincy Public

Schools and Quincy Catholic Schools to

install 8 wonderful pieces of sculpture.

Read Deb Hussar’s piece from the

Quincy Herald Whig on pages 6-7 for all

the details.

We’ve also been in the newspaper,

online and on your airwaves all over

town in the past few weeks. I want

to thank our media partners for their

incredible contributions which allow us

to give a voice to all of our 55 nonprofit

partner organizations. You can find links

to the Quincy Herald Whig’s coverage

of our education program, veteran’s

program and the economic impact of

the arts, as well as a wonderful editorial

on our website and Facebook pages.

Are you a subscriber to the Whig? I

highly recommend it. Supporting local

journalists helps them bring you stories

that matter to you, right here in the Tri-

States.

Arts Quincy also had our first ever “Arts

Take-Over of WGEM NewsTalk 105” in

September. We introduced our new $5

per month and $10 per month Sustaining

Memberships with 2 full hours of arts

coverage with host Greg Harley. There’s

still time to join, so check out the brand

new artsquincy.org for all the details.

And of course, you continue to hear us

on our weekly Arts Beat segments on

WTAD with Mary Griffith, on Y101 and

KICK-FM, which are Townsquare Media

companies, and on KHQA Live at 5 with

Rajah Maples each Thursday. We also

partner with Spectrum Reach to deploy

thousands of TV and radio public service

announcements each month, and we’re

now online with great banner ads, too.

That’s a whole lot of media and a whole

lot of great partners who help us connect

you and your family with arts activities

they will love! It take so many people

coming together to make Quincy the

great arts and culture destination that it

is. Thank you to our wonderful partner

organizations making all of this great

programing, to our donors who allow

us to deliver creativity, to our business

partners who support local whenever

possible, and to the media who give the

arts such a great voice. You are all a part

of Quincy being twice designated Most

Artistic Small Town in America, and you

really make this a great place to live,

work and create.

Your Partner in the Arts,

Laura Sievert

Executive Director

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partner organizations

• All Wars Museum

• American Association of

University Women

• American Guild of Organists

• Chaddock

• Culver-Stockton College

• Friends of the Castle

• Friends of the Dr. Richard Eells House

• Friends of the Historic

Woodland Cemetery

• Friends of the Log Cabins

• Friends of the Washington Theater

Commission

• Golden Historical Society

• Great River Genealogical Society

• Great River Watercolor Society

• Historical Society of Quincy

& Adams County

• John Wood Community College

• Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

• Moberly Area Community College

• Muddy River Opera Company

• Quincy Art Center

• Quincy Artists Guild

• Quincy Brewery Arts District (QuBA)

• Quincy Civic Music Association

• Quincy Community Theatre

• Quincy Concert Band

• Quincy Conservatory/Illinois State

Music Teachers Association

• Q-Fest (formerly Midsummer Arts Faire)

• Quincy's Lincoln Legacy

• Quincy Museum

• Quincy Notre Dame High School

• Quincy Park Band

• Quincy Park District

• Quincy Preserves

• Quincy Public Library

• Quincy Public Schools

Fine Arts Department

• Quincy Sister City Commission

• Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association

• Quincy University

• Quincy Woodworkers Guild

• Quinsippi Needleworkers

• St. Peter School Fine Arts

• Sunday Music Series

• Teen REACH

• The District

• Transitions of Western Illinois

• Women’s City Club

• WQEC/PBS Quincy

partner affiliates

• Community Foundation

• Great River Economic

Development Foundation

• Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex

• Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

• Quincy Area Convention

& Visitors Bureau

• Quincy Family YMCA

• Quincy Humane Society

• The Salvation Army

Ray & Joan Kroc Center

• Trees for Tomorrow

This program is partially supported by

a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a

state agency, and from a grant from the

NEA, ART WORKS Program.

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A partnership between Arts Quincy and the Moorman Foundation will place sculptures at eight Quincy schools. The first piece to be

installed will be “Vault,” by Waterloo, Iowa, artist Dan Perry, at Quincy High School (first on left). “Taking Flight,” the sculpture for Sarah

Atwater Denman Elementary School by artist Fritz Olsen of Sawyer, Mich., echoes the bird silhouettes used in the interior of the building

(middle). | Submitted photos

Quincy Schools to Receive Sculptures

PARTNERSHIP: Arts Quincy and Moorman Foundation team up to provide art to seven Quincy Public

Schools, Quincy Notre Dame. Pieces will be installed by April 2020.

By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A new partnership will bring sculptures

to eight Quincy schools designed

to inspire both students and the

community.

Arts Quincy and the Moorman

Foundation expect the eight pieces to

be installed by April at Quincy Public

Schools’ five elementary schools, Quincy

Junior High School, Quincy High School

and Quincy Notre Dame High School.

“Public art beautifies, unifies and

inspires, and it’s a terrific way to

celebrate our area’s commitment to its

students,” Arts Quincy Executive Director

Laura Sievert said. “Now is the perfect

time for this major public art project as

Quincy’s residents have really committed

to the quality of our educational

institutions with the construction of the

new elementary schools plus significant

investments and improvements at QHS,

QND and QJHS.”

The project, made possible by Arts

Quincy’s business and individual

members and funded by the foundation,

is meant to be a public celebration of

education, which was a cornerstone

of Fabiola Moorman’s commitment to

community betterment, and the arts.

“To pull up and see a piece of artwork

out front not only advertises who we

are and what we stand for but serves as

a link to the greater community,” said

QND Principal Mark McDowell, who also

serves on the Arts Quincy board. “It’s a

great example of how the arts community

and schools can work together to make a

big impact.”

Work on the project began some 18

months ago when Sievert first proposed

the idea of a public sculpture.

The idea grew into eight smaller

sculptures instead of one large piece,

and a national call drew nearly 200

submissions reviewed by a committee

“The pieces we came up with are

so good. Every one makes me

happy. They captured the spirit of

these new schools.”

with representatives from Arts Quincy,

the foundation and the schools.

“The community of Quincy is blessed

to have an arts tradition in all the fine

arts. This kind of highlights that and

showcases that in each of our schools

including QND,” QPS Superintendent

Roy Webb said.

Just as important, Webb said, the

project’s investment in the arts sends a

message to students.

“They’re placing the sculptures at their

locations so they can see them and learn

from them on a daily basis,” Webb said.

“Once again, the community of Quincy is

saying children are a priority.”

The selection committee blended

different perspectives on art and different

viewpoints, but “for the most part, in the

end, the picks were unanimous,” Sievert

said.

Options were presented to school

principals, who worked with their teams

in making the final decision — often

quickly — which means “we brought the

right pieces, something that obviously

resonated,” Sievert said.

“The pieces we came up with are so

good. Every one makes me happy. They

captured the spirit of these new schools.”

QHS Principal Jody Steinke immediately

decided on “Vault,” a sculpture by

Waterloo, Iowa, artist Dan Perry of a

torch with a blue flame. The flame will be

internally lit, and Perry is adding a QHS

“Q” logo to the pedestal of the piece

which should be installed by the first

week of October.

“It’s one more example of Blue Devil

pride — pride in school, pride in

community,” Steinke said. “Quincy High

is kind of a cultural community center.

There’s always people on campus — I

don’t care what time of day or time of

year — and getting it to look the best we

can is really a tribute to the community.”

The piece for Sarah Atwater Denman

Elementary School echoes the bird

silhouettes used in the interior of the

building, home of the falcons, and QND’s

piece featuring the school colors and

core values “seemed destined to land at

QND,” McDowell said.


SCULPTURES

BY LOCATION

Quincy High School: Artist Dan Perry

of Waterloo, Iowa. “Vault.” Stainless

steel and aluminum featuring a lit blue

torch and QHS logo.

Quincy Notre Dame High School:

Artist Hilde DeBrune of Cumming,

Iowa. “Reaching for the Sky.” Stainless

featuring QND logo and school core

principles.

Above: A sketch shows "Cosmic Clockwork" by Jim Jenkins of Batavia, IL. The large piece

will be installed at Quincy Junior High in the spring. Below: "Birds of a Feather" by Michael

Young of Chicago, Illinois for Lincoln Douglas Elementary School.

Staff and students will be involved in

creating the piece for Thomas S. Baldwin

Elementary School. Artist Bob Doster of

Lancaster, S.C., plans to trace all their

handprints onto sheet metal, cut them

out and assemble the pieces into a

biplane, a symbol of Baldwin’s aviation

history.

“The students and staff that were here

for the grand opening have a little piece

in history. Their handprint is going to be

a little piece of history,” Baldwin Principal

Jim Sohn said.

“What I want as a

parent is a photo of my

kid standing in front of

something symbolic of the

place they’re spending

their time, meeting their

friends,” said Sievert,

who plans to take a photo

every year of her son, a

brand-new kindergartner

at Baldwin, by the biplane.

“The ones for the two

high schools we picked

especially for people to

say ‘I’m going to take my

picture in my graduation

cap and gown by this.’ It’s

an icon for the schools.”

Perry’s work for QHS was the only

already-completed piece; the others,

all commissioned works by primarily

Midwestern artists, will be done over

the next few months. Additional artwork

installations may be possible in other

spaces, including the rest of Quincy’s

parochial schools and other public

locations, as future funding becomes

available.

Student artists also have a part to play in

the project by designing a medallion that

represents their school for a dedication

plaque to be placed at each sculpture.

"Birds of a Feather"

One student’s design will be added to

the plaque and will serve as a “crayon

rubbing” for a sculpture passport,

which will be available for free on the

Arts Quincy website, artsquincy.org,

to encourage families to visit all of the

installations.

Sievert wants the sculptures to become

destinations and part of a larger art

walk for learning more about the art

piece. Arts Quincy is commissioning

a sculpture walk app, scheduled to be

available by spring 2020, to provide

information about each

piece. “People will be able

to hear the artist, in their

own words, talking about

the sculpture,” she said.

“Part of the Arts Quincy

mission is to increase

access and visibility for

the arts, and public art

does that in a unique

way,” Sievert said.

These sculptures “will be

an amazing legacy, an

amazing impact, maybe

the biggest investment in

public art that Quincy ever

had.”

The project ties into the ongoing

strategic planning effort in Quincy and

the emphasis for more “placemaking” in

the city.

“Cities we look up to in our region are

doing those kind of investments to see a

lot of public art,” Sievert said.

“We hope this inspires business owners

to beautify, placemark, wayfind in a

lovely way that employs artists and

makes the town a prettier place to live.

Those things matter.”

Thomas S. Baldwin Elementary

School: Artist Bob Doster of Lancaster,

S.C. “Flyers.” Stainless steel student

and faculty handprints assembled into

a biplane.

Sarah Atwater Denman Elementary

School: Artist Fritz Olsen of Sawyer,

Mich. “Taking Flight.” Stainless steel

featuring birds in flight.

Dr. Abby Fox Rooney Elementary

School: Artist Timothy Jorgensen of

Windsor, Wis., Untitled at this time.

Stainless steel and aluminum featuring

three large leaf-life pieces stacked with

pops of color throughout. Inspired by

the school mascot, the foxes, and the

woodland architectural elements.

Col. George J. Iles Elementary

School: Artist Timothy Jorgensen of

Windsor, Wis. “Red Tails.” Stainless

steel featuring an aeronauticallyinspired

design meant to bring to mind

the red tailed planes of the Tuskegee

Airmen, for which the school is named.

Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School:

Artist Michael Young, Chicago, IL By

freezing the fleeting moment, "Birds

pf a Feather." Young has captured

harmony, growth and energy by

presenting three birds taking flight.

Quincy Junior High School: Artist

Jim Jenkins of Batavia, Ill "Cosmic

Clockwork." Nearly 14 foot tall and

wide, this comet-inspired piece

incorporates inspiration from clock

gears and a 9 inch copper orb and

will become a place-maker at the 12th

and Maine intersection on the QJHS

property.

Special thanks to installation partners

Rees Construction, Brown Electric,

Vondarhaar Masonry and QPS/QND

maintenance staff.

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Lincoln, Grant, Twain, and Guerilla Warfare in Northeast Missouri

QPL Offers Tutors &

Workshops This Fall

INTRO TO QPL ONLINE RESOURCES

Thursday, Oct. 24

WRITER'S WORKSHOP

October & November

quincylibrary.org or 217-223-1309

Are you ready to download a movie,

some music, or a book to your device?

Learn how to take advantage of Quincy

Public Library’s digital resources from

any location at Intro to QPL Online

Resources, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm.

QPL’s Tech Tutors will present this class

to help you take advantage of these

online resources, available to anyone

with a valid QPL card.

Quincy Writer’s Workshop, hosted

at QPL, provides writers with

encouragement, positive feedback,

and constructive criticism while

allowing them to connect with other

writers. Writers are invited to submit

up to 5000 words of original fiction,

memoir or personal essay for peer

review. Feedback on submissions will

be provided at workshop critiques at

Quincy Writer’s Workshop meetings

in October and November. For

more information on Quincy Writer’s

Workshop, contact Libby Campbell at

223-1309, ext. 211.

To see a complete list of Quincy Public

Library services and programs, including

digital offerings, visit quincylibrary.org.

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OCTOBER 4-5, 2019

Civil

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In & Reception,

Symposium

History Museum on the Square, 332

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Maine Street,

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Presentations, Kroc Center, 405 Vermont impersonator, Street, Quincy, will Illinois discuss various

HSQAC SYMPOSIUM II

elements of Lincoln’s life, and Vallillo will

October 4 & 5

Friday, October reflect 4 on these comments musically.

hsqac.org or 217-222-1835

Check In, Ticket Pick-Up, and Vallillo Reception-2-5 will use pm guitar, banjo and mouth

Tim Good - We Saw Lincoln harp to Shot-7 play pm songs of the time that

The Historical George Society Buss of and Quincy Chris Vallillo and - Lincoln relate the Great to, “Old Communicator-8 Abe.” pm

Adams County and the Tri-State Saturday, Civil October 5

War Round Table Dr. are Scott organizing Giltner - Civil the War Civil Guerillas Starting Northeast at 9 Missouri-9 am Saturday am morning,

War Symposium II. Dr. The Cindy two-day Lovell - Grant, event Twain, is Dr. and Scott the Memoirs-10:30 Giltner, history am professor at

October Dr. Sam 4 and Wheeler 5. The - Tad opening Lincoln’s reception

Civil War: The President’s Culver-Stockton Son Surrounded College, by War-1:30 will treat pm

for all registrants will be held from audiences to a look at, “Civil War

3-5 pm at the History Museum on the Guerillas in NE Missouri.” Following

Square, 332 Maine Free and St. open Refreshments

to the public. Limited this, seating. 10:15 Registration am, is Dr. required. Cindy Lovell

will be served, and Quincy’s History

For details: Call 217-222-1835 will or email discuss, susid@hsqac.org “Grant, Twain and the

Shop gift shop will be open.

Memoirs.” Dr. Lovell was former

executive director of both the Mark

All five symposium presentations will be Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in

held at the Salvation Army Kroc Center Hannibal and the Mark Twain Home and

at 405 Vermont St.. Friday evening at Museum in Hartford, Connecticut. She

7 pm, Lincoln scholar Tim Good will is currently semi-retired but teaches at

speak about Lincoln’s assassination Quincy University and the University

in a talk entitled “We Saw Lincoln of South Florida. The symposium will

Shot.” Good has written extensively on end with a program offered by Dr. Sam

this topic; his best known books are Wheeler, Historian of the State of Illinois.

“We Saw Lincoln Shot,” “The Lincoln He will speak at 1:30 pm on “Tad

Douglas Debates and the Making of a Lincoln’s Civil War: The President’s Son

President,” and “Lincoln For President: Surrounded by War.”

An Underdog’s Path to the 1860

Republican Nomination.”

At 8 pm, the ever-popular duo of George

Buss and Chris Vallillo will perform

“Lincoln the Great Communicator.”

Buss, a well-established Lincoln

Sponsored by

Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County

Tri-States Civil War Round Table

Symposium II is free and open to the

public; however, registration is required

and donations are appreciated.

Register online at hsqac.org or call

217-222-1835 for details.

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lots and lots of laughs!

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The Quincy Museum

at 1601 Maine

Street invites you to

travel back in time

by spending an afternoon at the annual Folk Life Festival.

Visitors to the grounds of the museum will have the chance to

experience the crafts and lifestyles of yesterday with a wide

variety of demonstrations, exhibits, food and games.

HUMANITIES

Quincy Museum Hosts 24 th Annual Folk Life Festival

24TH ANNUAL FOLK LIFE FESTIVAL

Saturday, Oct. 5 from 12-5 pm

thequincymuseum.org

The Folk Life Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from

12-5 pm. Admission to the grounds and the museum is

free during the afternoon. There will be a variety of different

vendors and demonstrators, so there is sure to be something

to catch everyone's interest. Artisans and demonstrators will

be on hand sharing a variety of old-time crafts and activities.

Visitors will enjoy watching woodcarvers, potters at their

wheel, needleworkers, chair caning and lace-tatting. Also

on hand will be craft home-made soaps, American Girl doll

clothes, jewelry and stained glass, quilts, fall plants and many

other craft items.

Don't miss the old-fashioned children's games including cupand-ball,

nine-pins, crafts and other games. There will be face

painting for the kids and other surprises during the day!

Bring your appetite! Booths and tents on the grounds feature

plenty of good things to eat including old-fashioned bottled

soda, caramel apples and old-fashioned hard candy, baked

goods, brat wurst, hot dogs, and of course, our always

popular buffalo barbeque sandwiches and fresh home-made

kettle corn.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase harvest

produce and flowers, wooden toys and games and other fun

items with an old-fashioned flair.

For more information, contact the Quincy Museum at

217-224-7669 or visit thequincymuseum.org.

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Mark Time with Area Drum Majors!

Written by Taylor Tweedell

Fall is finally here, which means parades, field shows, and all things marching band! Every year, select

high school students take on the responsibility of leading the band as drum majors. Arts Quincy and

WGEM are excited to highlight two of these talented, local students! Don't miss these young leaders in

action during Octoberfest Parade & Field Competition on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 and 5 pm.

Liz Richardson

Abigail Oakley

Liz Robertson

A drum major is in charge of directing the band during shows and competitions and helps new members learn and perfect marching

fundamentals. A drum major can come from any instrument section from within the band.

Abigail Oakley

Senior at Quincy Senior High School

What is your favorite part of being a Drum Major?

I enjoy being able to help support the band and be a leader

among my peers.

What inspired you to want to be a part of band? I have

always loved music, and I could read music before I could

read words. I knew from a very young age that band was

something I wanted to pursue. The feeling of community in

the music department was also something that enticed me to

join band.

What inspired you to want to be a drum major? As an

active member of the music department, I am dedicated to

making the department better in any way I can. Becoming

a drum major was a great opportunity to do both that and

expand my music abilities.

Liz Robertson

Senior at Quincy Notre Dame High School

What is your favorite part of being a Drum Major? My favorite

part of being a drum major is seeing the progress of the band

put in front of me and watching them grow both musically and

as individuals.

What inspired you to want to be a part of band? My family

is very musical, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

What inspired you to want to be a drum major? I wanted to

lead the band down the road of success and to see my peers

better themselves in their marching careers.

Both of these outstanding women were impacted by music

starting at a very young age. Take some time this month to

share music with children by singing your favorite song together,

dancing around your home, or attending a musical performance!

This may just plant a seed in them to pursue excellence in music

and leadership in Quincy!

Tune in for Arts Beat Live! Hear Laura Sievert talk about what's happening in the arts! Arts

Beat is every Wednesday morning on the Mary Griffith Show and on WTAD AM 930 at 9:10;

every Thursday morning on WGEM News Talk Live 105.1FM at 7:50 & Y-101 Radio at 8:50 and

also, TV Thursday evenings on KHQA’s Live at 5 and 97.9 KICK-FM at 6:45 Friday mornings!

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HUMANITIES

Photos submitted by Brandon Khoury, becauseitlookskool.com

Mansions & Mid-Century

Homes During Fall Tour

FALL HOME TOUR

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 am-4 pm

quincypreserves.org

Quincy Preserves invites you to the 44th annual Fall Home

Tour on Saturday, Oct. 19. This year's fall tour will take you to

six locations that highlights the area's rich diversity of Gilded

Age mansions to mid century architecture.

Quincy Preserves Fall Home Tour Locations:

• 300 South 18th

• 1452 Vermont

• 1237 Park Place

• 344 South 24th

• 1435 Ohio

• 3014 Lincoln Hill NE

The tour includes turn of the century homes such as the

massive lemon colored Queen Anne Henry Stahl House and

beautiful Victorian homes also from this period.

This journey includes of two 1920’s era homes including a

grand buff brick four square style and a Kellystone bungalow

sleeper as well as a mid-century home.

Tickets are available online at quincypreserves.org or at

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get involved! POLIS is an

opportunity for seniors to

continue learning their entire

life. The atmosphere is

casual and welcoming with

no tests, plus cookies and

coffee at break.

The cost of a POLIS membership is $15 per semester, and

each two-hour class $4 to attend. Anyone is welcome to

bring friends and attend one class free of charge. Classes

are held at the North Campus on 18th street, with signs to

indicate directions to the individual classes.

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Lincoln Scholar Headlines Lincoln Lecture

Harold Holzer, one of America’s pre-eminent Lincoln historians and biographers, will be the inaugural

speaker for the “Samuel C. Rinella Jr. Memorial Lincoln Lecture Series” in Quincy in October.

The first annual Rinella Lecture will be presented at 7 pm Friday, Oct. 25, at the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium at John Wood

Community College. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm in the auditorium lobby. The reception and lecture will

be free and open to the public.

RINELLA LECTURE

Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm

Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium

John Wood Community College

Submitted by Reg Ankrom,

Lincoln-Douglas Debate & Interpretive Center

Holzer has entitled his Quincy

presentation, “Covering the Great

Debates: Lincoln, Douglas, the Press

and the Legacy.” It is the focus of his

recent and highly acclaimed book,

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The

War for Public Opinion. It is a superbly

researched and masterfully written

study of Lincoln’s understanding of the

importance of the press and how he

was first to use it to speak directly to

the people.

Directors of the Lincoln-Douglas

Interpretive Center (LDIC) established

the Rinella Lecture series to honor

the late Sam Rinella Jr. for his lifelong

interest in Quincy history and the

city's many connections to Abraham

Lincoln. The board sought particularly

to recognize Rinella, an LDIC charter

board member, for his, “valuable

contributions promoting and teaching

Quincy, Illinois, and United States

history,” according to Chuck Scholz,

LDIC chairman.

Scholz credited Rinella and his finance

committee co-chairman Bob Riley with

efforts in 2008, the 150th anniversary of

the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Quincy,

which raised more than $500,000 for

Quincy’s celebration. Scholz said the

board intends to schedule the annual

Rinella lectures in October to observe

the date of the sixth Lincoln-Douglas

Debate here, October 13, 1858.

“We think Sam would have appreciated

having Harold Holzer as our first Rinella

lecturer,” Scholz said. “Through his

participation in Lincoln symposia and

events like those in Quincy celebrating

Lincoln, Sam developed a personal

friendship with Holzer, the great Lincoln

biographer.”

Rinella was especially proud of his alma

mater, Knox College in Galesburg, site

of the Fifth Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Knox’s Lincoln Institute has been a

leader in institutional studies of the

15th president. At Knox, Rinella was

acquainted with the institute’s directors,

Professors Douglas Wilson and Rodney

Davis. Both are honored Lincoln

historians with nearly a dozen Lincoln

books to their credit.

Rinella was fond of telling a story about

Lincoln when he came to Knox on

Keynote Speaker Harold Holzer for

Lincoln Lecture. Submitted photo.

October 7, 1858 to debate U.S. Senator

Stephen A Douglas for Douglas’s senate

seat. To reach the debate platform,

Lincoln had to crawl through a window

of Old Main Hall. “At last I have gone

through college,” Lincoln said of the

experience. Two years later, Knox

awarded Lincoln his first honorary

doctorate.

The Lincoln-Douglas Interpretive Center

is a non-profit group established in 2008

to celebrate the 150th anniversary of

the sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, which

occurred in Quincy on Wednesday,

October 13, 1858.

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Saturday, Oct. 12

Self-guided tours from 5:30-8 pm

Saturday, Oct. 19 & 26,

every half hour from 5:30-7:30 pm

Woodland Cemetery, 1020 S. 5th

217-222-1835

Mausoleum Tours

The Woodland Cemetery will open for

public tours starting Saturday, Oct. 12.

The first of several theme tours will let

guests see inside the mausoleum set

on the peaceful hilltop. The mausoleum

is reminiscent of a Greek temple. This

Classical Revival style granite building

was constructed in 1927 at the south

end of Woodland Cemetery, 1020 S.

Fifth St. The tour will begin at the door of

the mausoleum, with self-guided tours

to visit the burial vaults of some well

known Quincy citizens. You may start

your individual tour any time between

5:30 and 8 pm, using a provided map to

steer you to the burial vaults indicated.

Docents will be on hand to give

directions and answer questions.

Cemetery Ghost Tours

The last two Saturdays of the month,

October 19 and 26, will feature the

Historical Society’s traditional tours

with period-dressed interpreters at

grave sites. In recognition of the 100th

anniversary of Congressional ratification

of the 18th Amendment making the

sale of liquor illegal in January of 1920,

the tours will explore local happenings

prior to and during Prohibition. The

theme for these two Saturday tours is

“The Underground World of Prohibition:

Saloons, Stills, Secrets and Silence.”

Intriguing and haunting stories of

distillers and brewers, tavern owners,

bootleggers and police raids will be

featured. The tours will begin every

30-minutes from 5:30-7:30 pm.

If you wish to reserve a specific

time slot for the traditional ghost

tours, please call 217-222-1835 for

reservations. Tickets are also available

at the cemetery gate. All tickets are

$15 for this annual fundraising event.

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C-SC Fall

Concerts

Running the gamut

from tender love

to exultant glory, Culver-Stockton

College’s Performing Arts Fall

season features concerts with all six

of the college’s primary choral and

instrumental ensembles, each taking

place on campus in Canton, Missouri.

The Concert and Chamber Choirs,

under the direction of

Professor Scotty Allison,

offer Songs of Love:

Renaissance to Recent on

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 pm

in Campbell Auditorium.

The nimble Chamber Choir offers a

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program of varied styles from Morley

madrigal to luscious Brahms and

then add a touch of modern jazz. The

college’s Concert Choir will contrast

modern sonorities. They will also join

with the Jazz Ensemble under the

direction of Dr. Aren Van Houzen in

several jazz vocal numbers.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by

Dr. Trent Hollinger, will present

instrumental music on Saturday,

Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm in Campbell

Auditorium. Music features Gustav

Holst’s "Second Suite in F" and de

Meij’s Symphony No. 1 “Lord of

the Rings, ” and Kurt Weill’s "Little

Threepenny Music."

The Jazz Ensemble will join the

Symphonic Band, directed by

Hollinger, in Campbell Auditorium on

Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 pm to play

music by Edwin Franco Goldman,

Clifton Williams, Mark Camphouse and

the Jazz Ensemble’s classic ‘40’s dance

band sound.

Smaller scale chamber music takes the

stage on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 pm in

Merillat Hall as a cappella vocal jazz

ensembles Singers and Ocho join

instrumental chamber ensembles to

celebrate close harmony and individual

improvisation from classics to beat box

to avant garde.

For information, contact the Performing

Arts Center Office at 573-288-6346.

Concerts are presented at no charge to

the public by the C-SC Division of Fine,

Applied, and Literary Arts.

JWCC Fall Concert

Audiences will be treated to a wide

variety of vocal and instrumental

selections performed by area students

at John Wood Community College’s

Fine Arts Department Fall Music

Concert. The annual event is set for

Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm in the JWCC

Paul Heath Center Mary Ellen Orr

Auditorium on the Quincy campus at

48th and Harrison.

JWCC’s Concert Choir, Band and

Vocal Show Ensemble will perform

works by Thomas Tallis and Ennio

Morricone, pop musical selections and

more. The concert choir and vocal show

ensemble are under the direction of Dr.

Steven Soebbing, JWCC instructor of

music and theatre, while the band is

under the direction of Jessica Achelpohl

Snider.

Admission is $5 for adults. Students are

admitted free of charge. Proceeds from

the event will support the groups’ tours.

QU Fall Concerts

The Quincy University Music

Department will host its Hawk Express

Jazz Band Fall Concert on Sunday,

November 3 at 3 pm at the Connie

Niemann Center for Music located at

QU’s North Campus (17th and Seminary

Rd.) The concert is free and open to the

public.

The jazz band will perform a wide array

of jazz tunes including: Critical Mass,

St. Louis Blues March, Jericho and

Alamode. Vocalists, Sam Dust will be

featured with the band on the Frank

Sinatra arrangement, Cheek to Cheek.

Junior, Courtney Crane, will tap dance

while the band performs the patriotic

tune, American Patrol.

The band is under the

direction of Christine

Damm, D.M.A., Assistant

professor of music. For

more information, contact

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Christine Damm at 217-228-5432 ext.

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The Quincy University Music Program

will perform Moments choir concert

on Sunday, October 6 at 3 pm at the

Connie Niemann Center for Music

located at QU’s North Campus (17th

and Seminary Rd.) The concert is free

and open to the public.

Under the baton of Amy K. Stollberg,

director of choirs and accompanied

by pianist, Laura Kammerer, the three

choirs will perform songs that represent

various moments. The Concert Choir

will sing four selections including

"Dusk," a poem by Sara Teasdale and

composed by Michaeal John Trotta and

Beverly Patton’s, "Exaudi! Laudate!"

The eight-voice, Vocalocity, will sing

two selections, "Oye Como Va," made

famous by Carlos Santana in 1970, and

"Seasons of Love" from the Braodway

musical Rent.

The auditioned Chamber Choir will

perform several songs including

Jacob Narverud’s, "Lunar Lullaby" and

"The Road Not Taken" from Randall

Thompson’s, Frostiana.

For more information, please call Amy

Stollberg at 217-228-5090.

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The first performance is the Peacherine Ragtime Society

Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4 pm. The Peacherine will

accompany silent films from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton

and Laurel and Hardy with their original historic orchestral

scores. Between the films, Director Andrew Greene and

Peacherine play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century,

featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and the creators

of America’s first popular music: Ragtime. This show will be fun

for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at

the doors of Morrison Auditorium in Quincy Junior High School

(14th & Maine).

The next concert will feature the ensemble Bella Voce and

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$25 in advance or $27 at the doors.

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MUSIC

Auditions for

Youth Orchestra

QAYO AUDITIONS

Sunday, Oct. 6 from 4-7 pm

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The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra

QAYO will hold auditions for all new and

returning musicians for the 2019-20

season on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 4-7 pm.

The QAYO provides playing opportunities

for student musicians from the tristate

area, allowing them to share and

combine talents, improve reading and

ensemble skills, perform standard

orchestral literature, and to have fun

while creating music. Under the direction

of Dr. Richard Cangro, the Youth

Orchestra will perform side-by-side

with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra

on Sunday, Feb. 9 and will present their

spring concert, “Orchestra B & B,” on

Sunday, March 22.

Prospective members must be in grades

7-12 and must have at least three

years of playing experience. Auditions

will include playing scales, performing

excerpts and playing a solo. All students

are encouraged to use audition material

used for IMEA, MMEA or school seating

auditions for their solo selection.

Excerpts are available in the Youth

Orchestra section of qsoa.org.

The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra is funded in

part by Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council, the

Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund, and the

Tracy Family Foundation.

Set up an audition time or get more

details by calling 217-222-2856, or email

qsoa@adams.net.

Saul is Solo Artist at QSOA Concert

MYTH & MYSTERY

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm

Morrison Auditorium, QJHS

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Myth & Mystery is the theme of the

Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s fall

concert on Saturday, Nov. 16. The

orchestra performance, led by Dr. Bruce

Briney, opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s

“Fair Melusine Overture.”

The legend of Melusine dates back

nearly 12 centuries. The mysterious

and beautiful Melusine, born of a mortal

father and water sprite mother, is cursed

to take the form of a serpent from her

waist down one day each week. Not

quite a mermaid or a siren, the fair

Melusine’s image is now seen every

day all over the world, as the Starbucks

Coffee logo! Mendelssohn’s Overture

loosely follows the legend, depicting

general impressions of the story

through musical themes and opening

with a delightfully cascading melody to

represent the gracefulness of Melusine

in water.

Michael Saul is the featured soloist for

Franz Strauss’ “Horn Concerto, Op.

8.” This concerto is one of the mostdemanding

solo works for the horn,

using the highest and lowest notes in

the instrument’s register, often in quick

succession. Saul is principal horn of

the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and a

member since 1976. He is retired from

the Hannibal Public Schools where

he served as co-director for the high

school band, director of jazz bands and

brass specialist. Saul has served as

an adjunct faculty member at Quincy

University and Culver-Stockton College

and is currently a member of the Quincy

Public Schools music

faculty. He holds

Bachelor and Master’s

degrees in Music

Education. Saul is a

43-year member of the

Quincy Park Band and

plays horn for the 12th

Street Brass Quintet.

The Myth &

Mystery concert

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Johannes Brahms’

“Symphony No.

2.” This piece,

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it immediately.

Myth & Mystery will be Saturday,

Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm at Quincy Junior

High’s Morrison Auditorium. Tickets

are available at the door or in advance

at Sturhahn Jewelers, County Market,

Hy-Vee or the symphony office, 200 N.

8th St. Individual concert tickets are $18

for adults and $15 for senior citizens.

Children 18 and under are encouraged

to attend with their families, and will be

admitted free thanks, in part, to a grant

from the Tracy Family Foundation.

The Silver Baton Concert Sponsor for Myth &

Mystery is Quincy Recycle. Guest Artist Sponsor

is the Arthur & Lela Lindsay Family. All QSOA

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Quincy Concert Band Presents “One Giant Leap”

QUINCY CONCERT BAND

Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 pm

Morrison Auditorium, QJHS

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One of the premier community bands in

the country will honor the journey from

the Wright Brothers' 12-second flight

along a North Carolina beach to man

walking on the moon in less than 66

years.

The Quincy Concert Band will present

“One Giant Leap” at 2:30 pm, Sunday,

Oct. 27, in Quincy Junior High’s Morrison

Auditorium. Conducted by Dr. Trent

Hollinger, the QCB will present pieces

that are inspired by manned space flight

and the continued desire to explore the

far reaches of space.

"Composers have been inspired by the

sky, constellations, planets, and the moon

for centuries” Dr. Hollinger said. “The

music in this concert captures everything

from the power and excitement of man's

technological breakthroughs in space to

the beauty and tranquillity we experience

on a moonlight night."

A highlight of the performance will be

Robert W. Smith’s “Twelve Seconds to

the Moon,” which will explore the journey

of mankind from the Wright brothers first

flight to man’s first steps on the moon.

The QCB will open with James

Stephenson’s “To the Sky,” a fanfare

that highlights that accomplishments of

civilization.

Robert Buckley’s “Sea of Tranquility”

provides a glimpse of the landscape

Armstrong and Aldrin saw when they

climbed down the lunar module’s ladder

and took the first steps on the moon.

The QCB will close with “Symphonic

Suite from ‘Star Trek,'” celebrating the

continued desire of man going boldly

where we have not gone before.

There is no charge for admission,

however, donations are accepted to help

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the band cover expenses.

The all-volunteer QCB features musicians

come from all walks of life — educators,

engineers, journalists, plumbers and

blacksmiths.

This summer, the QCB received second

place in the Community Band Division

for the America Prize — the second time

in four years. It also is a semi-finalist in

the Community Ensemble division of the

American Prize’s Ernst Bacon Memorial

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oct events

music • visual arts • theatre & dance • art education • humanities • museums

October 1-7

October 4 & 5

October 5

October 6

Symposium II

Folk Life Festival

QU Choir Concert

History Museum & Kroc Center 12-5 pm

3 pm

hsqac.org

Quincy Museum

Connie Niemann Center for Music

FREE thequincymuseum.org FREE quincy.edu or 217-228-5090

October 1-7 cont.

October 10

GRGS Monthly Meeting

History of St. Mary’s Hospital

7 pm, Lutheran Church of St. John

gr-gs.org

October 8-12 cont.

October 12

Cemetery Ghost Tour

Exploring the Mausoleum

5:30-8 pm, Woodland Cemetery

hsqac.org or 217-222-1835

October 13-19 cont.

October 19 & 26

Cemetery Ghost Tour

Underground World of Prohibition

5:30-7:30 pm, Woodland Cemetery

hsqac.org or 217-222-1835

October 20-31 cont.

October 25

Rinella Memorial Lincoln Lecture

7 pm, Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium,

JWCC

217-228-8696

FREE

October 8-12

October 10

Auditions

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

By Appointment, QCT

1qct.org or 217-222-3209 FREE

October 13

C-SC Fall Vocal Concert

3 pm, Campbell Auditorium

Culver-Stocton College

culver.edu or 573-288-6346

October 20

Quincy Area Youth Chorus

Fall Concert

7 pm, Trinity United Church of Christ

qsoa.org or 217-222-2856

October 26

Trick or Treat in The District

10am-2 pm

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FREE

October 12

Family Day

10 am-1 pm

Quincy Art Center

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FREE $5

October 13-19

October 13

Quincy Civic Music Association

Peacherine Ragtime Society

4 pm, Morrison Auditorium, QJHS

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October 20-31

October 24-27

Boxcar Children

7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat., 2 pm Sun.

Quincy Community Theatre

1qct.org or 217-222-3209

October 26

Rocky Horror Picture Show

6 pm, Washington Theater

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FREE

October 6

QAYO Auditions

4-7 pm

qsoa.org or 217-222-2856

October 12

AAUW Speaker Series

Father Tolton’s Path to Sainthood

11 am, Women’s City Club

217-257-9550

FREE

October 19

Fall Home Tour

10 am-4 pm

quincypreserves.org

October 25

Halloween Art Crawl

5-8 pm, Canton, MO

6-9 pm, Quincy, IL

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October 27

Quincy Concert Band

2:30 pm, Morrison Auditorium,

QJHS

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November 1-9

November 1

JWCC Fall Concert

7 pm, Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium

jwcc.edu

November 1-9 cont.

November 9

Family Day

10 am-1 pm, The Art Center

quincyartcenter.org

November 10

Closer Look at History Program

2 pm, History Museum

hsqac.org or 217-222-1835

November 16

DIY: Silk-screening

10 am, The Art Center

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$5

$5

November 10-14 cont.

FREE

November 15-16 cont.

November 20-30 cont.

November 22

Quincy Civic Music Association

Bella Voce

7:30 pm, Morrison Auditorium,

QJHS

quincycivicmusic.org

November 2

Fall Wind Ensemble Concert

Campbell Auditorium

Culver-Stockton College

culver.edu or 573-288-6346 FREE

November 9

AAUW Speaker Series

Women’s Rights & Gender Equality

11 am, Women’s City Club

217-257-9550

November 14

GRGS Monthly Meeting

Friend of Lincoln/Civil War

7 pm, Lutheran Church of St. John

gr-gs.org

FREE

November 16

QSOA Myth & Mystery

7:30 pm, Morrison Auditorium,

QJHS

qsoa.org or 217-222-2856

November 23

Orizomagami Workshop

10 am, The Art Center

quincyartcenter.org

FREE

November 2

Hawk Express Jazz Band Concert

7:30 pm, Connie Nieman

Center for Music

217-228-5432 ext. 3159 FREE

November 9

Jazz Ensemble & Symphonic Band

7:30 pm, Campbell Auditorium,

Culver-Stockton College

culver.edu or 573-288-6346

November 14-17

A Bright Room Called Day

Mabee Black Box Theatre,

Culver-Stockton College

culver.edu or 573-288-6346

November 20-30

November 20

QSOA Young Artist Competition

Application Deadline

qsoa.org or 217-222-2856

FREE

November 24

Sunday Music Series

Javaux Music School

4 pm, Salem Church

javauxmusicschool.com

FREE

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Twitter @artsquincy

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November 9

Watercolor Workshop

9 am, Quincy University

217-223-4362

November 10-14

November 10

Brass Band Concert

2 pm, Kroc Center Worship Theater

keith.wiemelt@usc.salvationarmy.org

or 217-231-5641

November 15-16

November 15-17

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November 22

Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay

Artist Showcase

7-9 pm, The Art Center

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EXHIBITIONS

Gray Gallery

Outstanding Alumni Invitational

Exhibit: Lisa Nordman '73

September 16-October 11

Works on Paper

Richard H. Dutton

October 14-November 9

Art Crawl Reception:

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 pm

Watercolor Workshop:

Sat., Nov. 9 from 9 am-4 pm

Artist Reception:

Sat., Nov. 9 from 4-5 PM

Deby Gilley: Relief Prints

November 11-December 12

Heath Center

Art Gallery

Gary Butler Retrospective

October 1-November 8

Art Crawl Reception:

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 pm

MUSEUMS

Mabee Art Gallery

Laura Bigger

September 5–October 4

Sherri Grote, Susan & Ron Leftwich

C-SC Homecoming Exhibit

October 19-November 22

Opening Reception:

Sat., Oct. 19 from 2-5 pm

Art Crawl Reception:

Friday, Oct. 25 from 5-8 pm

Lon Brauer

December 2-December 20

Artist Reception:

Monday, Dec. 2 6-9 pm

Quincy Art Center

Permanent Collection featuring

"Take 'N Make" and

6th Annual Students & Instructors

of The Art Center

September 13–November 8

Art Crawl Reception:

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 pm

Mary S. Oakley-

Lee Lindsay

Artist Showcase

November 22-

January 10

Opening Reception:

Friday, Nov. 22 from 7-9 pm

Awards: 7:30 pm

HALLOWEEN

ART CRAWL

Friday, Oct. 25

Canton 5-8 &

Quincy 6-9

Satellite Exhibit at Quincy Medical

Group, 1118 Hampshire (2nd Floor):

Coni Triplett

August 14–October 15

Moments That Matter:

Unity Point Hospice Care,

Photography by Joselyn Rae

October 15-December 17

Satellite Exhibit at

Quincy Regional Airport:

Selections from The Art Center

Permanent Collection

June 29–December 3

All Wars Museum 1707 N. 12th St.,

quincyivh.org/museum, 217-222-8641,

Tues–Sat: 9 am–12 pm & 1–4 pm,

Sun: 1–4 pm

Dr. Richard Eells House 415 Jersey St.,

217-223-1800, Sat: 1–4 pm

Friends of the Log Cabin Quinsippi

Island Park, logcabinvillagequincyil.com

Gray Gallery Brenner Library at Quincy

University, 1800 College Ave,

217-228-5432 ext. 3150, Mon–Thurs:

8 am–11 pm, Fri: 8 am–4:30 pm, Sat:

closed, Sun: 5–11 pm

Golden Windmill Museum 902 Prairie

Mills Rd., Golden, IL, 217-496-4678,

goldenwindmill.org Sat–Sun: 1–4 pm

Heath Gallery The Paul Heath

Community Education and Fine Arts

Center at John Wood Community

College, 48th & Harrison, jwcc.edu,

Mon–Fri: 8 am–5 pm

History Museum 322 Maine St.,

217-222-1835, hsqac.org

Tues—Sat: 10 am–4 pm

John Wood Mansion 425 S. 12th St.,

217-222-1835, hsqac.org Tues—Fri:

10 am—4 pm, Sat: 10 am—2 pm

Mabee Art Gallery Herrick Foundation

Center at Culver-Stockton College,

Canton, MO, 573-288-6368,

Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

120 N. Main St., Hannibal, MO

573-221-9010, marktwainmuseum.org

9 am–5 pm daily, 7 days a week

Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey St.,

217-223-5900, quincyartcenter.org

Mon–Sat: 9 am–4 pm

Quincy Museum 1601 Maine St.,

217-224-7669, thequincymuseum.org,

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THEATER

2020 QCT Season is Amazing

Quincy Community Theatre

celebrates its 83 rd season with

“Every year, Quincy Community Theatre

offers a varied selection of shows.

For the 2020 season, we wanted

to celebrate life,” shared Brandon

Thomsen, Artistic Director. “We selected

shows where the characters embrace

a fresh start. We hope that our current

season ticket holders will return for

more unique local theatre and that new

audiences will take the opportunity

for a fresh start and become QCT

supporters.”

The 2020 Season ticket includes:

• CHICAGO (March 19-22

& 27-29) — It’s Chicago,

1928, and everyone’s dying

(or killing) to be famous.

Aspiring celebrities Roxie

Hart and Velma Kelly will

stop at nothing to see their names in

lights, and everyone’s eager to help, for

a price. Greed, ruthless ambition, and

“All That Jazz”—“That’s Chicago!”

• CALENDAR GIRLS (May

8-9 & 14-17) — The ladies

are taking it all off for a

good cause! Determined

to honor their late friend,

a tight-knit group of

friends pose for an “alternative” nude

calendar as a cheeky fundraiser. When

they suddenly become an international

sensation, the ladies find both their selfconfidence

and friendships challenged.

Based on a true story, this play offers

laughs and life lessons for

all seasons!

• LEGALLY BLONDE:

THE MUSICAL (July 16-

19 & 23-26) — Look out

Harvard, here comes Elle

Woods! Determined to win back her

boyfriend and prove she’s more than a

pretty sorority girl, Elle and her adorable

chihuahua Bruiser tackle stereotypes,

the Ivy League and the courtroom in this

inspiring musical that raises the bar on

comedy!

• THE TRIP TO

BOUNTIFUL (Sept. 11-

13 & 17-20) — Nothing

will stop Mrs. Watts from

returning to her beloved

Bountiful, Texas. Not her overprotective

son, bossy daughter-in-law, lost

pension check or even the town sheriff.

What she longs for most is to go home

one last time. But is home a place, a

feeling or only a memory?

• JUNIE B. JONES IS

NOT A CROOK (Oct.

22-25; Season Ticket

Student Theatre Bonus)

— Kindergarten isn’t easy,

especially when you’re Junie B. Jones!

First, a thief stole Junie B.’s new furry

mittens. Then, there’s the handsome

new boy at school who thinks she’s a

nutball. And, don’t even get her started

on Meanie Jim! Can Junie B. find the

crook, fix her friendships, stand up to a

bully and still be her loveable, self?

• DISNEY’S BEAUTY &

THE BEAST (Dec. 10-13 &

17-20) — Cruel and vain, a

prince is cursed to live as

a hideous beast unless he

learns to love and be loved

in return. Strong-willed and smart, Belle

is a lonely outsider in her small village.

a sensational lineup of live

theatrical events.

Although the Beast imprisons her, it may

be Belle that captures his heart. Can

true love prevail and have the power to

transform in this enchanting tale as old

as time?

Family/Student Theatre productions:

• DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. (Feb. 6-9)

— Princess Elsa’s been

holding on to an incredible

secret and is finally ready

to “Let It Go.” Told by an

enchanting ensemble of

student actors, Disney’s

Frozen Jr. features everyone’s favorite

hit songs from the animated film, plus

five brand-new ones. Packed with

adventure, humor, and the coolest

characters, Disney’s Frozen Jr. is a

story of true love, friendship and the

unbreakable bond between sisters that

will melt even the coldest heart!

• THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF

EDWARD TULANE (June 11-14) —

Edward Tulane lives a charmed, but

vain, life as an adored

porcelain rabbit. Then,

he is lost at sea. In his

travels through the dark

depths of the ocean to

the streets of Memphis,

Edward discovers a heart is more fragile

than the fine china he’s made of. And,

perhaps, love is the most miraculous

journey of all.

Audiences can catch every moment of the 2020 Season and while receiving save nearly

40% discounted tickets with Season Tickets. Packages are available for all schedules.

Season Tickets are available to new Season Ticket holders beginning October 17.

For more information about the 2020 Season, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office at

217-222-3209. Box office hours are from 10 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Guest Director Joins QCT for Family Show

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN

October 24-27

DISCOVERY NIGHT

Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 pm

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Based on the cherished book series by

Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar

Children comes alive on the QCT stage this

October. The story follows the four Alden

siblings who have just been orphaned

after a tragic accident. Knowing they will

go to different foster homes, they escape

into the woods and make their home in

an abandoned boxcar. But someone is

desperate to find them. The Boxcar Children

is a powerful story that proves home can

be anywhere as long as you have your

family by your side.

For this production, QCT welcomes Guest

Director Rich McCoy from Jacksonville,

Illinois who brings over 30 years of

community theatre directing experience.

His credits include directing for Springfield

Muni, Hoogland Center, Springfield

Theatre Centre, Theatre in the Park at

New Salem and Jacksonville High School

where he also taught English. Rich and his

wife Laurie also run the Playhouse on the

Square in Jacksonville.

“I am thrilled to direct at Quincy

Community Theatre,” shares McCoy. “Its

reputation, its history and its commitment

to area youth has made QCT a model for

community theatres throughout Illinois.

The Boxcar Children promises to be an

energetic and compelling evening for

audiences of all ages.“

The cast features Chase Wilford, Gabby

Caley, Evie Tallcott, Quinton Miller,

Joseph Doellman, Andy Caley, Dana

Caley, Beth Deters, Brennan Hills, RJ Ley,

Crystal Perry and Heather Salmons.

Audiences can get a sneak peek of

the show during “Discovery Night” on

Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 pm. This behindthe-scenes

look of this literary classic

is free, family-friendly, and open to the

public. Registration is preferred.

Audiences are also invited to “Meet the

Cast” at the post-show talkback following

the performance on Friday, Oct. 25.

Tickets are $10. Performances are

October 24-27. For tickets, to RSVP for

“Discovery Night,” or to volunteer as an

usher, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box

Office at 217-222-3209.

QCT Auditions

Thursday, Oct. 10

By appointment

Quincy Community Theatre

Auditions for Quincy Community

Theatre’s final production of the 2019

Season, Every Christmas Story Ever

Told (And Then Some), will be held

Thursday, Oct. 10 for adults age 18+.

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’

holiday classic yet again, a small group

of actors decide to perform every

Christmas story ever told, plus cover

Christmas traditions from around

the world and sing every carol ever

composed.

Diverse roles include seasonal icons

include The Grinch, Mr. Scrooge, Linus,

Mrs. Claus, George Bailey, and new

characters such as Gustav the Green-

Nosed Reingoat. All experience levels,

ethnicities, and races are encouraged to

audition. Performances are Friday, Nov.

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QSOA Young Artists Competition

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra

Association is pleased to accept

applications for young musicians in their

newly named Martha McCrory Young

Artists Competition.

Area instrumentalists and vocalists in

grades 10-12 are invited to participate

in the 65th Annual Young Artists

Competition on

Saturday, Dec. 21.

The winner(s) of this

regional contest

will receive a $300

cash prize and have

the opportunity

to perform as a

guest soloist with

the Symphony on

Young Artist 2018 Sunday, Feb. 9.

The purpose of the competition is to

give outstanding high school musicians

the opportunity to perform as a concert

soloist, accompanied by a symphony

orchestra. Such a performance can be a

springboard to a lifelong commitment to

the arts. The winners also receive special

publicity which can improve their higher

education scholarship opportunities.

The annual Young Artists Concert

rewards excellence in musicianship

and enriches not just the performer,

but also the audience and orchestra

members. “There are many wonderful

young musicians in the area who should

take advantage of this competition.

Sometimes, musicians do not enter

because of other activities in their busy

lives,” says Jane Polett, general manager

of the QSOA. “The opportunity to be

a soloist with a symphony orchestra is

extremely uncommon. Any former winner

would tell them that the hard work and

time commitment to prepare the concert

piece was well worth it.”

The competition is open to current

musicians in grades 10-12 who attend

school within a 70 mile radius of

Quincy. The deadline for applications

is Wednesday, Nov. 20 and is strictly

enforced. Application forms, competition

rules and procedures are available at

qsoa.org, or by calling the Symphony

Office at 217-222-2856. The auditions

will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at First

Union Congregational Church and are

open to the public.

A Bright Room

Called Day at C-SC

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

November 14-17

C-SC Mabee Black Box Theatre

Culver-Stockton College’s late Fall

Performing Arts production of Tony

Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day

examines the courage it takes for art

to transcend the trappings of form

and descry true tyranny. Set in 1930’s

Berlin and influenced by Berthold

Brecht’s 1938 drama Private Life of the

Master Race, the play allows a group

of artists to travel in and out of time

between the Expressionistic and these

more modern times. Can, should, will

the artist stand against tyranny?

Directed by Dr. Haidee Heaton with

scenic design by Professor Seth

Campbell, A Bright Room Called Day will

be performed on November 14-16 at

7:30 pm with a 3 pm Sunday matinee

on November 17 in the Mabee Black

Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults

and $5 for seniors and non-C-SC

students. For more information and

ticket reservations, call the Performing

Arts Center Office at 573-288-6346.

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QU Hosts Exhibitions & Watercolor Workshop

WORKS ON PAPER

HALLOWEEN ART CRAWL

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 pm

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 am-4 pm;

Artist Reception from 4-5 pm

Quincy University

Quincy University’s Gray Gallery,

located in Brenner Library, is hosting

the Outstanding Alumni Invitational

Exhibition featuring works by Lisa

Nordman ’73 of Fenton, Mo. This

exhibition runs through Friday, Oct.

11, and feature photographs from

Nordman’s 25-year career.

Nordman opened her photography

business in 1994, after photographing

her children for several years. She

started out as a sports photographer

and her business quickly grew. She

began photographing weddings and

infants, seniors and family portraits.

Eventually, her sons and her husband

John joined the business in different

capacities. Now in retirement, Nordman

photographs things she loves and

enjoys.

The next art exhibition is Works on

Paper, featuring artwork by Richard

H. Dutton of Hallsville, Missouri. This

exhibition will take place from Monday,

Oct. 14-Saturday, Nov. 9. This exhibit

will be have extended hours during the

Halloween Art Crawl on Friday, Oct. 25

from 6-9 pm.

Dutton is a lifelong artist and educator.

He taught art at Indian Hills Community

College, in Ottumwa, Iowa for over

30 years and served as Chair of the

Performing and Visual Arts. Since

his retirement in 1999, he and his

wife Karen, have traveled extensively

throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Dutton also teaches watercolor

workshops at various locations.

He paints primarily in watercolor but

also works in oil and acrylic. Plein Air

painting has a strong influence on his

artwork.

Dutton’s paintings can be found in

many Midwest art collections as well

as in banks, businesses and private

collections.

A watercolor workshop, co-sponsored

by Quincy University and the Great

River Watercolor Society (GRWS), will

run on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 am-4

pm in Room 436 in QU’s Francis Hall.

Dreams for Tomorrow (detail) by Richard H.

Dutton, watercolor. Submitted photo.

The cost of the workshop is $40 for

GRWS members and $50 for nonmembers.

For additional information

and registration, please contact Sue

Ann Winking, GRWS Treasurer, at

217-223-4362. Dutton will have an

artists' reception that day from 4-5 pm.

Exhibitions are free and open to the

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Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at

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VISUAL ARTS

Retrospective at Heath Gallery

GARY BUTLER RETROSPECTIVE

ART CRAWL RECEPTION

Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 pm

John Wood Community College

Heath Center Art Gallery

artgallery@jwcc.edu

Heath Center Art Gallery at John Wood

Community College will showcase a

Retrospective Exhibition of artwork by

the late Gary Butler during the month of

October. Butler lived the better part of his

life along the Mississippi River, and his

work was highly influenced by river life,

towns and landscapes. He was a wellknown

wildlife artist and one of Quincy’s

premiere portrait artists.

"The retrospective has allowed me to

reminisce a lot about my father,” says

Rebecca Butler, one of Gary’s daughters

who is organizing the art show. “Private

collectors are lending artwork for the

exhibit. In most cases, many of the pieces

were literally taken off the easel and given

to the collector, so the artwork will be new

to dad’s many fans."

The show is on display through Friday,

Nov. 8. The public is invited to a reception

on Friday, Oct. 25 from

6-9 pm during the

Halloween Art Crawl.

Butler worked as a

grounds keeper for area

country clubs and as

a ranger and summer

camp director at Camp

Saukenauk with the

Mississippi Valley Boy

Scouts. He retired in

Self portrait.

Gary Butler.

2001 and dedicated his life to his artwork.

He was a well-known artist and Quincy’s

premier portrait artist. He passed away

in 2011 at the age of 66 and is survived

by his wife Savina “Cookie” and four

daughters Susan Walters, Trudi Butler,

Rebecca Butler and Hannah Hull along

with sons-in-law and grandchildren.

The Heath Center Art Gallery is open

Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm and is located

on the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine

Arts and Community Education Center

on the Quincy Campus at 48th Street.

For more information contact Jenna

Seaborn, Gallery Curator, through email at

artgallery@jwcc.edu.

Art Crawl Oct. 25

HALLOWEEN ART CRAWL

Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 pm

Map at Quincyartcenter.org

Art Crawl is a night organized by

The Art Center and is dedicated to

celebrating local artists, galleries and

businesses. Participating venues offer

up entertainment throughout the night

from artist talks, musical performances,

light snacks, art activities and more!

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Canton, MO 5 - 8 pm

Mabee Art Gallery (C-SC, 1 College Hill)

Quincy, IL 6 - 9 pm

Gray Gallery (QU, 1800 College Ave)

Joe Conver Studio (412 S. 10th St)

Heath Center Art Gallery (JWCC, 1301 S.

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Quincy Art Center (1515 Jersey St.)

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Injury Doesn't Hold

Woodworker Back From Hobby

Abilities come in many variations and

each person responds to challenges

in his or her own way. Calvin Pope

of Palmyra, Missouri is a person who

continuously overcomes challenges of

his disability to do what he loves.

Pope was seriously injured in a

motorcycle accident nearly 30 years

ago and now uses a wheelchair. His

injury did not affect the use of his upper

extremities, so he is able to continue

working in his wood shop. He has

adapted to focus on small projects that

are attractive and functional like Shaker

boxes and turkey calls. This allows him

to sit and still enjoy his hobby.

Pope trusts his experience will help

others who may feel challenged by their

own disability. He is able to channel his

creative energy, enjoy his craft and reap

immeasurable satisfaction.

At a recent gathering of the

Quincy Woodworkers Guild, Pope

demonstrated how to make Shaker

boxes. The process involves cutting

wood into very thin pieces on a

bandsaw, then sanding them to specific

thicknesses using a disc sander. The

wood pieces are then placed into hot

water for a period of time to make them

flexible. Pope then bends the wood

strips into oval boxes using base plates.

He then repeats this process to make

lids.

"This kind of project requires very little

space and very few tools. For someone

who is new to woodworking, it is an

easy project for them to start with,"

says Pope.

The Quincy Woodworking Guild is

a group of men and women who

share their talents and interest in

woodworking. Member's projects

include a wide-range such as crafts,

carving, cabinet making, scroll-sawing,

bowl turning, building and restoring

furniture and more. The group is

designed to help members develop

their skills, share projects, ideas,

processes and techniques.

Meetings take place the first Monday

of each month and are usually held at

a member's workshop and the group

will take field trips to special locations.

Guests and new members are welcome.

For more information, email

quincywoodworkersguild@gmail.com.

Calvin Pope was a featured member of the

Woodworkers Guild at a recent meeting. He

is pictured demonstrating how to bend wood

to make a shaker box. Submitted photos.

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VISUAL ARTS

MaBee Art Gallery Exhibitions

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Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2-5 pm

GALLERY RECEPTION

Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 pm

MaBee Art Gallery, C-SC

The MaBee Art Gallery will showcase

the work of several artists this fall.

Starting with the Homecoming

Exhibition, Saturday, Oct. 19-Friday,

Nov. 22, visitors will see the teddy bear

collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Leftwich

(class of '64) and the paintings of Sheri

Grote (class of '95).

Mr. Leftwich is the chairman of the

Culver-Stockton College Board of

Trustees and a Culver-Stockton alum.

Ron and his wife, Susie have been

collecting the bears for many years.

Their collection encompasses a wide

variety of sizes from miniscule to life

size. This show will also include a vast

array of styles and techniques, local

and hand made to international acclaim.

Sherri Grote, an art teacher in Bowling

Green, Missouri and former art student

at Culver-Stockton College will have

paintings on display. Grote created

Lewis-Grote Illustrations in 1995.

She apprenticed at the Muny in St.

Louis with the outdoor paint crew and

assisted in the creation of theatrical

scale scenery. She has taken on a wide

variety of commissions in illustration

and murals along with her full-time

teaching position. The paintings for

this exhibition are part of a series titled,

Baby Barn Art, and are in oil.

This exhibit is free and open to the

public. The reception is Saturday,

Oct. 19 from 2-5 pm with a talk by

the artists at 2:30 pm.

Lon Brauer is an American artist

known for his work in figure and plein

air landscapes. His work is a mix of

the abstract and representational

and brings an impressionistic use of

Sherri Grote

paint and materials to create images

that challenge the viewer with new

perspectives on the landscape genre.

His work will be on display in the

MaBee Gallery at Culver-Stockton

College. This exhibit is from December

2-20 with an opening reception on

Monday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 pm. An artist

talk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Gallery hours are from 9 am–4 pm,

Monday through Friday and by

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to the public. For more information

about upcoming exhibits contact Deb

Scoggin-Myers at dmyers@culver.edu.

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Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 pm

GALLERY RECEPTION

Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 pm

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VISUAL ARTS

Annual Mary S. Oakley-Lee Lindsay Showcase

The Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay

Artist Showcase is a traditional juried

competition. It is open to artists 18

years of age and older living within

a 50-mile radius of Quincy. Artists

belonging to the Quincy Artist Guild

and the Great River Watercolor Society

living outside that region are also

eligible to enter.

Artists may enter up to three original

works in any medium that has been

completed in the last three years.

There is a $15 entry fee per artwork.

Entry forms can be found online at

quincyartcenter.org or at the Art Center.

A guest judge from outside Quincy’s 50-

mile radius will select artworks based

on merit and craftsmanship to go on to

be displayed for exhibition. From those

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artworks selected, the judge will then

award cash prizes to the artworks as

followed: $1200 Best of Show, $600

Second Place, $300 Third Place, $100

Merit Award (4) and $50 Honorable

Mention (4).

The exhibit will be on display November

22-January 10. An opening reception

will be help Friday, Nov. 22 from 7-9 pm

with an awards ceremony at 7:30 pm.

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AAUW Calendar

The monthly speaker series will host

Reg Anchrom on Saturday, Oct. 12

and Jennifer Urish on Saturday, Nov.

9. Anchrom, historian and author, will

discuss “Quincy’s Father Tolton’s Path

to Sainthood” and Urish,-AAUW State

President, will discuss Women’s Rights

& Gender Equity.” American Association

of University Women programs are held

at the Women’s City Club at 11 am on

the second Saturday of the month. The

speaker series is free and open to the

public.

Support QND Band

During Annual Fruit Sale

The Quincy Notre Dame Band will hold

its 41st Annual Fruit Sale from Oct.

18-Nov. 8. Delicious ruby red grapefruit

and Sunkist navel oranges are available

in 20 lb, 40 lb, or mixed boxes. Please

contact any QND Band members or

call Quincy Notre Dame (217-223-2476)

to place an order. Delivery will be the

weekend of December 6.

GRGS Calendar

The Great River Genealogical Society

invites the public and members to

a special presentation covering the

history of St. Mary’s Hospital on

Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm. Sharon

Sandidge will lead the discussion about

this hospital that was a part of many

lives in the area.

The society’s next meeting on Thursday,

Nov. 14 at 7 pm will welcome Dr. Tim

Jacobs who will present, “Friend of

Lincoln and Civil War.”

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The meetings are free and take place at

the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340

State St. on the second Thursday of

the month. Refreshments will be served

following the program.

Fall Activities

Throughout The District

The District will be hosting numerous

activities this fall for all ages and

interests including Trick or Treating for

families from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday,

Oct. 26 at downtown businesses. The

Christkindl Market is back again this

year, paying tribute to German heritage

and holiday traditions the weekend

of November 15-17. To close out the

month, Small Business Saturday and

Light the Park will kick off the holiday

shopping season.

Activities provide the opportunity to

support small business owners, many of

whom are artisans themselves. See The

District's calendar on their website at

thedistrictquincy.com.

Take A Closer Look at

History With HSQAC

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Dr. Patrick Hotle,

professor at Culver-Stockton College,

will present a program titled, “American

Civil War Military History in a Wider

Context,” at 2 pm at the History Museum

on the Square, 332 Maine Street.

From a military perspective, the

American Civil War is often seen as

a turning point in the development of

modern warfare and the nation-state. It

has even been called a dress rehearsal

for World War I. Hotle will explore the

accuracy of such views and will also

consider the American Civil War as one

of many wars fought all over the world

in the second half of the nineteenth

century.

The program is free and open to the

public. Call 217-222-1835 for more

information.

Sunday Music Series

Sunday Music Series will host a

magnificent performance by the Javaux

Music School on Sunday, Nov. 24 at

4 pm at Salem Church (9th & State).

JMS embraces the Suzuki method of

teaching, and offers cello, harp, piano

and violin lessons in Quincy. November's

concert will feature performances by

faculty members on cello, harp and

piano, the advanced violin performing

group River Strings as well as other JMS

students ranging in age from five-16.

To learn more about the Javaux Music

School, visit javauxmusicschool.com.

Kick off your holiday season with a

concert of varied music at Trinity United

Church of Christ, 24th and Cherry Lane,

on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 pm. This Sunday

Music Series program will include

music for trumpet and organ, string

duets and quartets, a Bach aria with

oboe obbligato, a Brahms Wiegenlied

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from Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony

of Carols” for women’s ensemble and

harp.

For more information on Sunday Music

Series concerts, contact Dr. Phyllis

Robertson at 217-257-5650.

Book Sale

Friends of the Quincy Public Library will

hold its semi-annual book sale October

3-5 in the Second Hand Prose book

shop. Most books are 50 cents per

inch. Items for sale include coffee table

books, cds, dvds, VHS tapes and audio

books. Books are half price Saturday,

Oct. 6. No library card is needed. All

proceeds benefit the library. Learn more

at quincylibrary.org.

Scholarships Available

To The Art Center

The Art Center wants every child

to receive the benefits of quality art

education. Full youth scholarships are

available for Art Center workshops,

classes and other educational

programs to those who receive free

or reduced lunches or have a written

recommendation letter stating their

need from a teacher, principal or

mentor. To apply for a scholarship, turn

in a copy of the child’s free/reduced

lunch status or recommendation letter

to The Art Center, 1515 Jersey St.

Art Teachers Needed

Do you have a visual art degree and

are interested in teaching? The Art

Center is looking for artistically trained

individuals to become art instructors

in its education programs. Contact

Kayla Obert, Director of Education and

Volunteers, at 217-223-5900 or email

kobert@quincyartcenter.org, with any

questions.

Cinderella at Quincy

High School

Quincy Senior High School will present

Cinderella November 6-9 at 7:30 pm

and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 pm in the

theater. Tickets go on sale Wednesday,

Oct. 23. For reservations call the music

office at 217-224-3774.

The music department will hold a

spaghetti supper on November 8 and

9 from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets

will be sold at the door.

Kroc Center Youth Brass

Band Concert

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

Youth Brass Band's fall concert is

Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 pm in the Worship

Theater at the Kroc Center. The band

is welcoming new members and is

open to students in grades 7-12.

Even though it is a brass band by

name, all instruments are welcome.

Rehearsals for the spring concert will

begin on January 12 and the spring

concert will be on Sunday, March 22.

To audition contact Education and Fine

Arts Specialist, Keith Wiemelt at keith.

wiemelt@usc.salvationarmy.org or call

217-231-5641.

Regularly Scheduled

Organization Meetings

American Association

of University Women:

2nd Saturday of the month,

Sept.– May at 10:15 am

Women’s City Club, 1550 Maine St.

217-222-5295

Great River Genealogical Society

2nd Thursday of the month,

Sept.–April at 7 pm

Lutheran Church of St. John

Life Center, 3340 State St.

www.gr-gs.org

Great River Watercolor Society

Last Tuesday of the month

at 4:30 pm Aug.-Oct. & Jan.-April

Quincy University Brenner Library,

1800 College Ave.

Quincy Artists Guild

Mondays at 10 am

Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey St.

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Quinsippi Needleworkers

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm

First Union Congregational Church,

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Business Donor Spotlight

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday

life” - Pablo Picasso

Imagine how dull and

mundane life would be if

without art….visual arts,

theatre, music and education

are plentiful in this wonderful

community I have grown up

in and am proud to own a

business in.

As you can imagine, the world of tax and accounting is

to most, not incredibly exciting. However, by partnering

with Arts Quincy, I know that I am helping to make the

arts sustainable in our community, and art education

available to the children who grow up here and eventually

may work alongside me in my business one day. I believe

that education in arts at an early age helps to develop a

well-rounded individual who will likely become an asset

to our community in future years. Additionally, the arts

is an enormous draw to residents looking to relocate

to our community. When we gain residents who are

lovers of art, we gain intelligent, hard working individuals

who purchase our products and services or work in our

employ.

Danielle M. Fleer, CPA, P.C. is proud to offer financial

support to Arts Quincy. This company realizes that the

value of art is beyond measure and touches each of us in

this community by the enrichment it brings to our lives.

Individual Donor

Spotlight

Doris Malacarne

When I moved to Quincy in 1972,

Dr. Robert E. Meyer of QPS 172

confirmed the “state of the Arts” in

this region. I was impressed, I stayed,

and I continue to support the ARTS

atmosphere in Quincy. There are

so many talented people in ALL the

facets of ARTS, and this is why I feel

it’s important to support the future

of this community effort, whatever

form that takes: time, talent, financial

assistance.

While I am particularly active with

Quincy Community Theatre and

Quincy Symphony Chorus, I have supported many of the

other organizations under the umbrella of ARTS QUINCY.

When you think about it, the Arts exist everywhere if we look.

Life is just more refreshing if we can experience our fellow

humans’ creative efforts. It’s what makes us feel connected

and enlightened.

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October 13 3 p.m. Choir/Jazz Ensemble Concert

Alexandar Campbell Auditorium, Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center

October 19 2 - 5 p.m. Leftwich and Grote Art Gallery Show

Mabee Art Gallery, Herrick Foundation Center

November 2 7:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert

Alexandar Campbell Auditorium, Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center

November 9 7:30 p.m. Symphonic Band/Jazz Ensemble Concert

Alexandar Campbell Auditorium, Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center

November 14-16 7:30 p.m. Theatre production – A Bright Room Called Day

Mabee Little Theatre, Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center

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