Artist open studio at the Added Touch Gallery, Erie

Posted Online: April 17, 2014, 12:31 pm
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Submitted press release

Karen and Doreen Vroman will be hosting an artist open studio at the Added Touch Gallery, 8549 Spring Hill Road in rural Erie. This four day "Art Experience", featuring experienced artists, will be held May 1-3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Betty Murphy of Orion, IL will be exhibiting 3-D art. Showing quilted items is Sandra Henning from Janesville, Wl. Doreen Vroman, a wildlife painter from Erie, IL, will show her work done in gouache. And Karen Vroman win exhibit her contemporary watercolors and collages. These four artists have 130 years of creative experience between them.
There will be light refreshments and door prizes. Call Karen 309-659-2851 for directions.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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