On Saturday, May 25th, ten Quad City area high school art student teams competed on a live draw off. Students designed and drew on an 8 x 8-foot square made up of two 4 x 8-foot masonite panels. They competed for awards to fund and improve education in the participants’ art departments. They started at 9:30 on Saturday morning and drew until 4:00 p.m. at the EICC (Eastern Iowa Community College) Downtown Campus. The drawings from this competition that will be on display at MidCoast’s Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island, from June 5th through July 20th. All participating schools receive a cash award for their art department. The public is invited to an awards reception on Friday, June 14th, at Gallery West at 7:30 p.m.
- West High’s Pastel Team (upper left): Mylagro Duran, Alexa Christensen, Connor Russell, Alexis Beamer, and Skylar Hintze.
- North High’s Pastel Team (bottom): Nick Nguyen, Truc Tran, Athena Phommivong, Alexia Ogden, Karlenia Hildebrant, Ethan Jackson, Zack Paavo, and Kaylee Shelton.
- Central High’s Pastel Team (upper right): Shyesha Taylor, Nia Walker, Keema Simmons, Hayden IntVeld, La Della Gallagher( Not pictured-Branden Leon).