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Sophomore Alex Sell (left), Sophomore Zander Ulam (middle) and Sophomore Ethan Gabrys (right), who is the winner of the prize, discuss at the “FYI Research Prize Winner” ceremony in the library.

Is art officially artificial? Tredway Library celebrates research on AI creative tools

Gavin Nicoson December 9, 2023

Each year, Augustana’s First-Year students have the opportunity to submit their research to the Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research. This competition presents an opportunity to celebrate Augie’s...

Artworks and posters by the students of Augustana College fill up the walls of what was once a bathroom at the Bergendoff Museum.

Augustana art museum gets a makeover

Abbey Mondi November 15, 2023

Formerly known as the Museum of Art, Augustana’s Center of Visual Culture has received a makeover, undergoing renovations, new management along with its new name. Found in the basement of Bergendoff...

OBScast – Sighting at Augie Art Show

November 9, 2023

In this week’s episode of the Augustana Observer Podcast, Multimedia Editor Jaren Smith sits down with Professor Peter Xiao to discuss his art show, “Sighting at Augie.”

Seniors showcase their last artwork at Augustana

Krystina Slack April 28, 2023

After days, hours and years of expressing their artistic passion at Augustana, the seniors in the art, art history and graphic design departments are ready to present their work in this year’s Senior...

Quad City children get crafty with Kaleidoscope art classes at Augie

Allie Rial March 4, 2023

Art allows people of all ages to stretch their creativity and make something unique. For kids, the satisfaction of molding a favorite animal from clay or completing a one-of-a-kind-drawing to be proudly...

Peter Xiao speaks with a student during a painting class in Abbey Studios.

Professor Peter Xiao and the color green

Charlie Roiland November 26, 2022

While most kindergartners were busy playing with blocks and running around the playground, Augustana art professor Peter Xiao remembers pacing through the green of his backyard, hands clasped behind his...

Guests and members of the Augustana community admire work at the Augustana Faculty Art Show in Centennial hall on April 8, 2022.

Faculty Art Show returns for a limited time only

Krystina Slack April 15, 2022

Every three years, the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art has a Faculty Art Exhibit. This is one of those lucky years. The opening of the Faculty Art Exhibit was on April 8, 2022. All of the art is beautifully...

An art major airs her grievances

Carly Davis October 13, 2021

Last week, I needed to get into the Abbey art studios. It was 7:45pm on a Thursday, well within open building hours. When I ran down to the building and went to open the back door, it was locked. I walked...

Women-centric art displayed at the Quad City International Airport

Women-centric art displayed at the Quad City International Airport

Phea Gonzalez October 14, 2020

Photo Above: Heidi Hernandez, Lorna, 20”x 20”, oil on canvas. Photo by Bri Berndt. The Quad City International Airport has begun to hold an art exhibit called “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,”...

Using the least while making the most (out of quarantine)

Using the least while making the most (out of quarantine)

Thea Gonzales April 24, 2020

Happy Earth week! If you’re anything like me, you’re going stir crazy during these difficult times and struggling to make the most out of your situation as shelter-in-place is extended in Illinois...

Dead Poet’s Espresso, a local coffeehouse located at 1525 3rd Ave in downtown Moline, IL, serves up fresh brews, warm breakfasts and lunches daily. Open 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, Dead Poet’s Espresso is a popular and tasty choice for a local Fall date with your significant other.

Top five first date locations in the QC area

Abigail Johnson November 7, 2019

Fall has clearly begun and with it cuffing season. If you are unfamiliar with this term, cuffing season is a pop culture term for the period between fall and winter when people start seriously looking...

Mesh, 2015 is one of the installations by Canadian artist Mia Feuer on display in the Totems of the Anthropocene exhibit at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of the building and will run until December 29th, 2019.

Figge Art Museum showcases new exhibit

Abigail Johnson October 3, 2019

The Figge Art Museum opened up their latest exhibit, “Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene,” on Sept. 21, which consists of works by Candian artist Mia Feuer. The exhibit will run until Dec. 29. According...

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