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Letter From The Director

Dear Art Patrons: Our cover story, Do You Hear What I Hear celebrates one of the great joys of the holidays: music. There’s simply something about music this time of year that touches our hearts, rekindles beautiful memories and invites us to soak in all the delights of the season. This effect is amplified Laura Sievert and Kathi Dooley, by attending a live music head of the QHS Music Dept. performance, and there are so many great opportunities to hear the sounds of the holidays throughout the community this month. Whether you choose the warmth of Vespers, the sounds of the symphony, or the charm of a local choir, the light of holiday music helps to make spirits bright. In addition to lovely music, you can also take in a magical theater show or view one of several stunning visual art or museum exhibitions. This time of year is perfect to invite a friend, neighbor or family member to attend an arts experience with you. Holiday cheer is best when it is shared!

lessons, or to explore continuing education programs at area schools. Many local artists will be selling their items at shows and retail locations, and when you purchase from a local artist, you’ll have the joy of knowing that your gift is truly one-of-a-kind. Also, memberships to museums or arts organizations make wonderful gifts, and so do tickets to performances! Any time you purchase a gift in the arts, you know you’re making a difference right here in our community and helping to ensure these programs and opportunities are here for years to come. As we look toward the New Year, resolve to make the fine arts part of your 2017. You’re invited to be a participant, patron or performer in one of Arts Quincy’s 58 amazing partner organizations. A new year is like a blank canvas, and our fondest wish for you is that you paint yours with passion, happiness, inspiration and the arts.

With Warmest Wishes,

Laura Sievert, Executive Director

If you’re still out searching for the perfect gift for the perfect someone, don’t forget the arts! Consider giving a gift certificate to take an art class, to start music or theater

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Violinist Chino Soberano performs with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. The group will perform on Dec. 3. Photo by Jason Bedall.


Do YouHear What IHear? ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Quincy’s legacy of great music is proudly on display this time of year as so many groups perform their annual Christmas Concert! Arts Quincy has your guide to all the Holiday Concerts!

>>Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association Holiday Festival Family Concert When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm Where: QJHS Morrison Theater Usher in the holiday season with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Youth Chorus! QSO Music Director Bruce Briney will lead the orchestra in traditional and contemporary holiday pieces. A special guest conductor, winner of Encore’s Battle for the Baton, will lead the orchestra in Leroy Anderson’s timeless version of Sleigh Ride. Five contestants have waged a friendly competition to conduct this concert! The winner will be announced Dec. 1 during the Big Reveal Party. For more information visit The audience will have the chance to sing-along to Christmas favorites with the combined adult and youth choirs of 100 voices, followed by the grand finale of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The concert will also feature a visit from Santa Claus, face painting and a souvenir take home gift for children, plus a holiday photo booth! Adults who make a donation to the QSOA Endowment Fund will receive a coupon for a free bottle of wine from Wine on Broadway. Concertgoers are asked to bring non-perishable food to benefit The Crossing’s local food pantry. Tickets are available in advance at Sturhahn Jewelers, Quincy Hy-Vee, at, or at the door at a cost of $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Children 18 and under are admitted free thanks to support from the Tracy Family Foundation. Flexi-tickets, which include six single-admission tickets to be used in any combination throughout the season, will be for sale at the concert for $70, pre-packaged in a special envelope perfect for gift giving. One flexiticket provides admission for two people to attend QSOA concerts throughout the spring, making a lasting Christmas gift for music lovers on your list. For more information, visit or call 217-222-2856. artsquincy | Dec 2016/Jan 2017


The Quincy Park Band will host a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 pm. Photo courtesy of the Quincy Park Band.

>>Quincy Senior High Vespers Concert

>>Quincy Notre Dame Choir Concert

When: Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 & 7 pm Where: QHS Theatre

When: Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm Where: St. Peter Church

The sights and sounds of the holidays will fill the halls at Quincy Senior High School during their annual Vespers on Sunday, Dec. 18. The concert will feature the Quincy Senior High Concert Chorale, Concert Choir, and Madrigal Choir. The Quincy Senior High Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Chris Gass, will be featured during the performance. More than 200 choir members will perform Come Singing Noel during the Candlelight Processional. Traditional carols will follow.

Choirs will sing and bells will ring when the Quincy Notre Dame and Parochial Music Organization Choirs present their annual Christmas Concert, Christmas With Friends, on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm at St. Peter Church.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are on sale in the QHS Music Office. All seats are reserved. More information is available at the Quincy Senior High Music Department or by calling 217-224-3774.

Over 100 students from Quincy Notre Dame and four Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools will sing a variety of Christmas and holiday music, with Handel’s Halleluijah Chorus as the finale. The seven choirs, with students in grades 4–12, are under the direction of Monica Scholz, and accompanied by Robert March. Don’t miss this special evening of songs and carols! For more information, visit

The Quincy Notre Dame Madrigal Choir at last year’s QND Choirs Christmas Concert. This year’s concert will be Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm. Photo courtesy of QND Choirs.


The Quincy Area Youth Chorus will perform with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus during the Holiday Festival Concert on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm. Photo courtesy QSOA.

>>Quincy Notre Dame Band Concert

>>Quincy University Christmas Choir Concert

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm Where: QND Gymnasium

When: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 & 7:30 pm Where: Connie Niemann Center for Music

The annual Quincy Notre Dame and Parochial Music Organization Christmas Band Concert will be on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm at the QND gymnasium. The PMO Beginner, Cadet, Jazz, and Concert Bands, along with the Quincy Notre Dame Jazz and Concert Bands will all be performing several holiday favorites.

The Quincy University Choir will present their annual O Little Town of Bethlehem Choir Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 and 7:30 pm. The festive concert will be conducted by Amy K. Stollberg with Laura Kammerer and Matthew Cornwell on the piano. For more information, contact 217-228-5090.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact

>>Quincy Park Band Christmas Concert When: Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 pm Where: Kroc Center Worship Theatre The Quincy Park Band will bring holiday music and cheer with the annual Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 pm at the Kroc Center Worship Theatre. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item. The concert will feature holiday favorites. For more information contact Keith Wiemelt at

>>Quincy University Jazz Band Christmas Concert When: Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 pm Where: Quincy Mall Get in the holiday mood with the Quincy University Hawk Express Jazz Band! the band will present their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 pm in the Quincy Mall. Festive pieces of music with a jazzy twist will be performed, as well as several standard jazz works. Vocalist Racin Coehlo will join the band for a special arrangement of White Christmas. The band is under the direction of Dr. Christine Damm, Assistant Professor of Music. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact 217-228-5432 ext. 3159 for more information. artsquincy | Dec 2016/Jan 2017


Willy Phillips and Heather Luan Howald will play Christmas Carols at the Mark Twain Museum on Saturday, Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of the Museum.

John Wood Community College Vocal Show Ensemble (top) and Band (bottom), along with the their Choir will perform their annual Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 2. Photos courtesy of JWCC.

>>Christmas Carols at Mark Twain Museum

>>American Guild of Organists Messiah Sing-along

>>Culver-Stockton College Christmas Concert

When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm Where: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

When: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 pm Where: Trinity Episcopal Church

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm Where: Alexander Campbell Auditorium

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum ushers in this Holiday Season with traditional Christmas music featuring the talented vocals of Heather Luan Howald and keyboardist Willy Phillips on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 5 pm at the museum gallery. Howald has been singing since the age of 11, and performs across the area showcasing a variety of musical genres including country and gospel. Phillips is accompanying Howald, and has been playing piano since the age of three. Both perform regularly at the Cannon Dam Opry. Christmas Carols with Heather is free with general admission to the museum properties. Stay after the performance for Hannibal’s Christmas Parade to be held at 6:30 pm.


The American Guild of Organists will cohost a Messiah Sing-along with the Trinity Episcopal Church at 4th & Bird in Hannibal. The performance will be on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 pm, and will feature Part I, the Advent, and the Hallelujah Chorus from Part II. Participants are welcome to bring their own scores, or one will be provided. A soup supper will follow. Two rehearsals for individuals who want extra practice will be held before the event. Sopranos and altos can rehearse on Saturday, Nov. 12, and tenors and basses can rehearse on Saturday, Nov. 19. Both rehearsals will be from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information contact Hedy Rothfuss at 240-416-2255 or call the Trinitiy Episcopal Chruch at 573-221-0298.

Old traditions get a new twist in the Culver-Stockton College annual Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm. All the college’s music groups will join forces for this jaunty holiday concert. The combined bands and choirs will give a grand finale with Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. A jazz dessert reception will follow the concert. For more information, contact the C-SC Fine Arts Department at 573-288-6413.

>>John Wood Community College Holiday Concert When: Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm Where: Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium Hear talented area students at John Wood Community College in the Annual Holiday Concert Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm. JWCC’s Concert Choir, Band, and Vocal Show Ensemble will perform a showcase of traditional holiday pieces and staged scenes from musicals. Admission is $3 for adults and free for students. The concert choir and vocal show ensemble are under the direction of Dr. Steven Soebbing, and the band is under the direction of Keith Wiemelt.


Young Artists Competition Young Artists Competition Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 am–2 pm First Union Congregational Church The public is invited to attend the 62nd Annual Young Artists Competition from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 17 at First Union Congregational Church at 105 N. 12th St. in Quincy. Area high school students will perform instrumental or vocal repertoire to be judged by professional musicians. The winner of this regional contest will have the opportunity to perform as a guest soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s Shakespeare’s Vision Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, in the QJHS Morrison Theater. Last year’s Young Artist Winner, Emma Binosi playing with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of QSOA.

For over 60 years, the purpose of the competition has been to give

outstanding young musicians the opportunity to perform as a concert soloist accompanied by a symphony orchestra. The annual Young Artists Concert rewards excellence in musicianship and enriches not just the performer, but also the audience and orchestra members.The competition is open to students in grades 10 through 12 who attend school within a 70-mile radius of Quincy. Audience members should enter the building from the parking lot on the north side of the church, and will be given a brief introduction to the procedures and protocol of the competition. The Young Artists Concert is partially supported by Encore! Volunteer Council and also by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Quincy University’s Music Department will host a Saxophone Day for area students on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Connie Niemann Center for Music located at QU’s North Campus at 18th & Seminary Rd.

The Sunday Music Series has two fabulous concerts coming up in December January Concert and January. Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm Rhonda Basinger Unitarian Church and friends will present Organ and Instruments: Old Friends Revisted on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 pm. This concert will be held at the Trinity United Church of Christ at 24th & Cherry Lane in Quincy.

QU Saxophone Day Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 am

The day will bring together high school saxophone players from around the area to form a saxophone choir. Participants will spend the afternoon rehearsing music and learning about the saxophone. The day will end with a concert for family and friends starting at 4 pm. Saxophone players in grades 9–12 are encouraged to attend. The program includes lunch and there is no charge to participate. All abilities are welcome. Participants will also recieve a goody bag with several music items. For any questions or to register, contact Dr. Christine Damm, assistant professor of music and director of jazz band ensemble, at or 217-228-5432 ext. 3159. To register, please include participant’s name, grade and school.


December Concert Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 pm Trinity United Church of Christ

Carol Mathieson will open the New Year for the concert series on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm. The concert will be at the Unitarian Church at 16th & Hampshire in Quincy. Mathieson has a long traditional of hosting the first Sunday Music Series of the year with her program, Carol Mathieson. This year’s program expands to include colleagues from CulverStockton College, John Wood Community College, and Quincy University. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact SMS Chairperson, Dr. Phyllis Robertson at 217-228-2866.

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In Memory Paul Denckla Early in November, family, friends and colleagues gathered at Quincy Community Theatre in a celebration of the life of Paul Denckla, who passed away in October after a two-year battle with cancer. Paul was beloved by the entire arts community and was best known for his technical work at QCT. As people from all over the community filtered in to the auditorium, there were smiles on faces everywhere you looked. Each person in attendance had been, as described vividly by the night’s emcee Dominic Cattero, “brushed by the talent, passion and humor that defined Paul Denckla.” Everyone who interacted with Denckla took away something positive from their connection with him. One of the refrains throughout the night was that Paul “made us better.” Since he joined the theatre in 1992, Denckla became known for his outstanding scenic and lighting designs. He meticulously designed sets for over 100 productions and always created the magic space that transported an audience, moved a storyline forward, and brought the director’s vision to life. He trained hundreds of volunteers during his time at QCT, and put countless in hours behind the scenes to make sure everything was just right for each show. 14

Denckla was also a recognizable face on stage at QCT, most recently performing as Pellinore in the QCT’s 2016 production of Camelot.

was a friend, a teacher and a student. He invested himself in this community and, because of him, we invested ourselves right back.”

While the current QCT facility was being built in 1995, Denckla was instrumental in ensuring it met the vast needs of the organization and could grow along with the people who performed there.

In addition to Paul Denckla’s work at QCT, he was involved with many other area arts organizations, including the Muddy River Opera Company, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Theater Commission. He was recently honored with Arts Quincy’s George M. Irwin Award for Artist of the Year, and received the QCT’s Enid Ireland Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theater. During the memorial, the QCT staff announced that they would be renaming their technical theater award to the Paul Denckla Technical Theatre Award in his honor.

QCT Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen was one of the many people who took the stage during the remembrance to share his experiences working with Denckla. He explained that their collaborations were not always easy, but somehow always ended with a better product than either person could have imagined on their own. “It seems like he’d always bring out a set design and I’d say, oh but I imagined the door on the other side of the stage,” said Thomsen lightheartedly. “But then finally, one day he brought a design out and I said, ‘Paul! That’s just where I imagined the door would be!’ Paul answered, ‘I know. I thought you would say that, so I switched it before I came over.’” QCT Executive Director Dan Conboy described Denckla as “a presence.” “Paul was someone who welcomed you, flaws and all,” Conboy said. “He

Denckla’s brother, Greg, gave an emotional tribute as he stood spotlighted on the stage in what he called, “Paul’s place.” He described his brother as a man, who like all men, had some faults, but who made the world a little brighter and a little more artistic everywhere he went. On behalf of Arts Quincy and the entire arts community, we send our heartfelt condolences to Paul Denckla’s family and friends, and we send our gratitude for all of the color and light he added to our lives.


QCT Peter and the Starcatcher Peter and the Starcatcher Dec. 8–11 & 16–18 Sometimes great stories begin when you least expect them. That is the case for Peter and the Starcatcher, the epic and inventive prelude to Peter Pan, onstage at Quincy Community Theatre this December! Before there was pixie dust, there was an ordinary orphan boy. Stolen away from Victorian England on a ship bound for a remote island, the boy and his fellow orphans are destined to be forgotten until they are discovered by Molly, a young Starcatcher apprentice. When the ship’s secret cargo of a powerful substance called Starstuff is threatened by the nefarious pirate Black Stache, they fight to save the day. In producing this Tony award-winning show, the QCT team is making ordinary objects extraordinary. The props, costumes, and set pieces are comprised of items that are typically abandoned and have been transformed into something magical. “This story begins with the characters on a quest for significance, and along the way, they redefine the meaning of home and family,” says Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “Likewise, we are presenting this story in a way that might make the audience see the world in a different way.” Morphing commonplace objects into the unexpected creates an imaginative, dream-like quality. This surreal feeling is

The cast of Peter and the Starcatcher. Row 1: Shelby Rees, Jordan Lefever, Quinton Metcalf, Row 2: Rachel Foster, Devin Rohr, Camden Scifres, Glenn Stehl, Abby Biswell, Row 3: Derek Bissell, Drew Quintero, Adam Duesterhaus, Andy Caley. Photo courtesy of QCT.

only strengthened by the production’s strong core of performers. A talented group of 12 have banded together to play over 50 characters in this epic tale. Intertwined in one unforgettable theatrical experience, the inventive sets and talented cast behind Peter and the Starcatcher prove that the power to become extraordinary lies within each of us. All it takes is a little bit of pixie dust and a faith in your own imagination. Peter and the Starcatcher is under the direction of Thomsen, with music direction by Kent Kanauss, scenic design by guest designer Seth Campbell, and costume design by resident designer Janae Lafleur. Kelsey Deters serves as

the Stage Manager and Kelsey Celek serves as the dialect coach. Tickets are $20. Performances are Dec. 8–11 and 16–18, ThursdaySaturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. For tickets, to volunteer backstage, or to serve as an usher, visit or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at 217-222-3209. Peter and the Starcatcher is sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company. Media sponsors for the 2016 Season are STARadio, Spectrum Reach, WGEM, Herald-Whig, Media Development, and KHQA.

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QCT Auditions Tarzan® Auditions Dec. 5–6 Sweeney Todd Auditions Jan. 9–10 Tarzan: Swing in for a unique theatrical experience! Quincy Community Theatre is holding auditions Dec. 5–6 for the musical adaptation of the Disney movie Tarzan®. Auditions are available by appointment to students in grades 3-12, as well as adults who already know American Sign Language. Deaf and Hard of Hearing actors are encouraged to audition; ASL interpreters will be available at all auditions, rehearsals, and performances. American Sign Language will be incorporated into every aspect of the show, in collaboration with Quincy University’s Interpreter Studies Program. Most of the main characters will be portrayed by two actors—one to sing and one to sign. The theatre will cast 30-40 performers.

Orphaned after a shipwreck and raised by gorillas, Tarzan is no ordinary man. When outsiders enter the jungle, his loyalties are tested as love and family conflict. The show features the awardwinning music of Phil Collins, as well as innovative staging. Performers will be asked to prepare one minute of a song of their choice to be either sung or performed in ASL. Performers will not need to have previous ASL training, but will be taught sign language throughout the rehearsal process. Tarzan® is under the direction of Head of Education Kelsey Celek. Performances are Feb. 8–12. Daytime performances for local schools will be held on Feb. 7. Sweeney Todd: QCT is also seeking talented vocalists ages 18+ to tell the tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon


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Mark Twain Museum Radio Theater Miracle on 34th Street Dec. 11 & 18 Casablanca Jan. 20–21 at 7 pm Miracle on 34th Street: A holiday favorite, Miracle on 34th Street will be performed by the talented cast of Studio 57 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. This special radio theater production will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 18 in the museum gallery. Radio dramas are acoustic focused performances with very few visual components. They depend on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listeners imagine the scene. Casablanca: The group transforms another classic movie to this special format, Casablanca on Jan. 20 and 21 at 7 pm at the museum gallery.

Studio 57 will perform two radio theater productions at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Photo courtesy of the Mark Twain Museum.

This version features a talented cast including Frank Elmore as Humphrey Bogart, KHQA television anchor Rajah Maples as Ingrid Bergman, and Clark Cruickshank taking on the rolls of Claude Rains, Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet. This performance incorporates live performers with

video backdrops into one dynamic performance. Tickets for both shows are $15 each for general admission and $10 for museum associates. They are available in advance to both shows by contacting the museum office at 573221-9010 ext. 401. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

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Exhibitions QU Gray Gallery

Jubilee Year of Mercy Student Exhibition, Nov. 14–Dec. 14 Great River Watercolor Society Exhibit, Jan. 9–25

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Terry Newell, Nov. 14–Dec. 16 Gregg Boyer, Jan. 23–Feb. 24

Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Showcase, Nov. 18–Jan. 5 High School Art Exhibition, Jan. 27–Feb. 23 Satellite Exhibit at QMG: Keith Andrew, Nov. 30–Feb.7 Satellite Exhibit at Hy-vee: Bill Beard, Oct. 28–Jan. 9 Ann Milter Titus, Jan. 11–March 31

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Howard Kuo Exhibit, Nov. 10–Dec. 15 C-SC Senior Show, Jan. 21–Feb. 1

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Terry Newell will be featured at JWCC Heath Gallery until Dec. 16. Photo courtesy of JWCC.

All Wars Museum 1707 N. 12th St.,, 217-222-8641, Tues–Sat: 9 am–12 pm & 1–4 pm, Sun: 1–4 pm Doll House Museum Taylor Furniture Store, 123 N. 4th St., 217-228-0088, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 11 am–4 pm, Wednesdays by appointment Dr. Richard Eells House 415 Jersey St., 217-223-1800, Sat: 1–4 pm Friends of the Log Cabin Quinsippi Island Park, Gray Gallery Brenner Library at Quincy University, 1800 College Ave, 217-2285432 ext. 3150, Mon–Thurs: 8 am–11 pm, Fri: 8 am–4:30 pm, Sat: closed, Sun: 1–11 pm

Mills Rd., Golden, IL, 217-496-4678, Sat–Sun: 1–4 pm Heath Gallery The Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center at John Wood Community College, 48th & Harrison History Museum 322 Maine St., 217222-1835, Tues–Sat: 10 am–2 pm John Wood Mansion 425 S. 12th St., 217-222-1835, 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

120 N. Main St., Hannibal, MO 573-2219010, 9 am to 5 pm daily, 7 days a week Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey St., 217223-5900, Mon–Sat: 9 am–4 pm Quincy Museum 1601 Maine St., 217224-7669, Tues–Sun: 1–5 pm Villa Kathrine 532 Gardner Expy., 217224-3688, Mon–Sat: 9 am–5 pm, Sun: 1–5 pm

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QU Hawk Express Jazz Band Christmas Concert 6 pm, Quincy

8 Thursday

10 Saturday

pm, The History Museum, 217-2221835,

Midcentury Modern Christmas 5

9 Friday


Mark Twain Museum Gallery, 573221-9010 ext. 401, Dec. 18 Family Christmas 1 pm, John Wood Mansion, 217-222-1835, QU Christmas Choir Concert 3 pm, Connie Niemann Center for Music, Quincy University, 217-228-5090, Dec. 11 at 7:30 pm

American Guild of Organists Messiah Sing-along 4 pm, Trinity

Quincy Community Theatre, 217222-3209,, Dec. 5-6 St. Nicholas Eve Party 6 pm, Quincy Museum, 217-224-7669


Tarzan® Auditions By Appointment, Episcopal Church, Hannibal, MO,

5 Monday

4 pm, Trinity United Church of Christ, 217-224-5441

Sunday Music Series Organ & Instruments: Old Friends Revisited

Wood Mansion, 217-222-1835,

Generational Christmas 2 pm, John

4 Sunday

Miracle on 34th Street Radio Theater

11 Sunday

Mabee Little There, Culver-Stockton College, 573-288-6346, Dec. 10 at 7:30, Dec. 11 at 3 pm

C-SC One Act Plays 7:30 pm,

7:30 pm, QJHS Morrison Theater, 217-222-2856,

Quincy Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Holiday Festival Concert

Twain Museum, 573-221-9010 Christmas Loft Tour 5 pm, Downtown Quincy, 217-228-8696

QU Saxophone Day 8:30 am, Connie Christmas Carols feat. Heather Luan Niemann Center for Music, Quincy Howald & Willy Phillips 3 pm, Mark University, or 217-228-5432 ext.

Public Library, 217-222-9150,

Quinsippi Needleworkers Monthly Stitch-In 10 am-1 pm, Quincy

9 am, John Wood Mansion Visitors Center, 217-222-1835,

Pioneer Breakfast with Mrs. Claus

2 Friday

Mall, 217-228-5432 ext. 3159 eBook Technology Workshop 6 pm, Quincy Public Library, 217-223JWCC Holiday Concert 7 pm, Mary 1309, Ellen Orr Auditorium, John Wood Community College, 217-224-6500 Candlelight Tours 6 pm, John Wood C-SC Camerata 808 8:08 pm, Merillat Mansion, 217-222-1835,, Dec. 8, 10, 16-17, 22-23 Recital Hall, Culver-Stockton Great River Genealogical Society College, 573-288-6346 Christmas Program, Lutheran Arts Quincy Holiday Open House Church of St. John, 6 pm, John Wood Mansion, Peter and the Starcatcher 7:30 pm, 217-222-3432, Quincy Community Theatre, Quincy 3 Saturday Community Theatre, 217-222-3209,, Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 pm, Christmas at the Mill Golden Historical Society, Golden Windmill, Dec. 11 at 2 pm, Dec. 16-17 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 18 at 2 pm 217-696-2722

C-SC Encore Battle for the Baton Announcement 6 pm, Holiday Inn,

1 Thursday

QND/PMO Christmas Choral Concert 7 pm, St. Peter Church,

Community College Room D024,

Quincy Writers Guild Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm, John Wood

12 Monday

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Quinsippi Needleworkers Monthly Meeting 7 pm, Quincy Country

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QND/PMO Band Christmas Concert 7 pm, Quincy Notre

14 Wednesday

7:30 pm, Alexander Campbell Auditorium, Culver-Stockton College, 573-288-6346

C-SC Annual Christmas Concert

13 Tuesday

Christmas Open House 1 pm, Quincy Museum, 217-224-7669

18 Sunday

First Union Congregational Church, 217-222-2856, eBook Technology Workshop 1 pm, Quincy Public Library, 217-2231309,

QSOA Young Artists Competition

17 Saturday

7:15 pm, Quincy Junior High School, 217-224-3774

Junior High Christmas Musicale

15 Thursday

Lindsay Center, 217-223-5900,

Beaux Arts Ball 7 pm, Oakley

22 Thursday


Quincy Park Band Christmas Concert 3 pm, Kroc Center Worship

High School Theatre, 217-2243774, 2 pm & 7 pm

QHS: Vespers 2 pm, Quincy Senior

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Quincy Preserves Post Holiday Membership Party 7 pm, 2006

Public Library, 217-222-9150,

Quinsippi Needleworkers Monthly Stitch-In 10 am-1 pm, Quincy

7 Saturday

Community College Room D024, Sweeney Todd Auditions By Appointment, Quincy Community Theatre, 217-222-3209,, Jan. 9-10

Quincy Writers Guild Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm, John Wood

9 Monday Community College, 217-641-4905,

JWCC Community Class: Advanced Floral Design 6 pm, John Wood

10 Tuesday

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jan events Art Center, 217-223-5900, Jan. 12-14

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Quincy Public Library, 217-2231309, Jan. 12-14

Friends of the Library Book Sale

12 Thursday

Market Café on Broadway, 217-2235900,

7 pm, Shirley Bomar Community Center, Hannibal, 573-221-9010 ext 409

Mark Twain Museum Trivia Night

28 Saturday

Art Center, 217-223-5900,

High School Art Exhibit Opening Reception 6:30 pm, Quincy

27 Friday

Unitarian Church, 573-288-6435

Sunday Music Series: Carol Mathieson and Friends 4 pm,

22 Sunday

6 pm, Mabee Art Gallery, CulverStockton College, 573-288-6346 QCT QUILTA Awards 6:30 pm, Town & Country Inn & Suites, 217-2223209,

C-SC Senior Art Show Reception

21 Saturday

Mark Twain Museum, 573-2219010, Jan. 20-21

Casablanca Radio Theater 7 pm,

20 Friday

Congregational Church, 217-2229150

Quinsippi Needleworkers Monthly Meeting 7 pm, First Union

18 Wednesday

am, Women’s City Club, 217-2222578

American Association of University Women Speaker: Susan Scholz 11

am, Quincy Art Center, 217-2235900,

Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop 10

14 Saturday

Gallery, Quincy University, 217-2285371

Great River Watercolor Society Exhibit Artist Reception 4 pm, Gray

13 Friday

Great River Genealogical Society Ann Miller Titus Satellite Exhibit Meeting 7 pm, Lutheran Church of Opening Reception 5:30 pm, Hy-vee St. John,

11 Wednesday

The Quincy Museum has decked the halls with the help of local florists and designers! The spirit of the season has come to life at the Newcomb Stillwell Mansion at 1601 Maine St. The Great Hall features a 14-foot Christmas tree filled with angel ornaments from the collection of Anne Mays. Each room features the work of a different designer, and sparkles with Christmas cheer. The second floor exhibit gallery features a special exhibit for Christmas. Quincy Collects, an exhibit open since April that features prized memorabilia of all types from several local collectors, will expand in to the holiday season. Nutcrackers, figurines, and toys of the season will be on display through the end of the year. The festivities will kick-off Dec. 2 with a Christmas Party for Quincy Museum Members. Then on Dec. 5 at 6 pm, the Museum will host a St. Nicholas Eve Party for Children. The European tradition observed a few weeks before Christmas echoes modern traditions. Children leave their shoes beside the bed when they go to sleep on St. Nicholas Eve with a carrot or some hay for St. Nicholas’ horse. When they awaken in the morning, they discover that during the night St. Nicholas has visited and replaced the carrot with treats for these considerate children! The Museum will give each child a carrot to place in his or her shoe for the night. Parents will discreetly be given treats to place in their children’s shoe after they go to bed. Santa will also be around for pictures and parents are invited to bring their cameras. The event cost is $2 each for children, and parents accompanying children are admitted free.

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The Museum will also host a Christmas Open House for friends and neighbors on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1 to 5 pm. Tour the beautifully decorated mansion and enjoy some spiced cider and holiday cookies! The Gift Shop will also be open for those last minute stocking stuffers! The museum is also open for school tours with special Christmas classes available. Reservations are required. The Museum is also open to the general public, Tuesday-Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. It will remain open through Dec. 31, with the exception of Dec. 24– 25, before it closes for the winter. For more information call 217-224-7669.


Quincy Public Library Services ebook Technology workshop Dec. 8, 6–8 pm & Dec. 17, 1–2 pm Friends of the Library Book Sale Jan. 12–14 Remember that credit card commercial that asks “What card’s in your wallet?” Every time we hear it, we want to shout at the television, “A Quincy Public Library card!” A QPL card provides you access to a multitude of resources at no additional cost to you. With a library card, you can check out books, CDs, DVDs, use a computer, reserve a study room or meeting room, meet with a tech tutor, use Ancestry. com, or enjoy QPL’s many programs. The library also offers home delivery service to any patron temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library due to a visual or physical disability.

New selections will be delivered on a regular schedule for your convenience. Additional services may be available for patrons with visual or physical disabilities, including Newsline, audio versions of daily national newspapers, talking books, and Radio Information Service, to hear national and local news. To learn more about Outreach Services, including home delivery or item requests, call 223-1309, ext. 216. A QPL card also gives you access to library resources at the QPL branch at County Market at 48th Street, or at home with digital resources available at Area residents living within the Quincy school district are eligible for a free library card. A brief application can be completed at the library or online at Choosing an eReader or tablet to give as a holiday gift this season? Learn

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about the latest popular electronic devices at one of QPL’s eBook Technology Workshops, available on two dates: Dec. 8, 6–7 pm or Dec. 17, 1–2 pm. Reserve your space online or at the library. Pick up some tales to help you through the cold winter months at the Friends of Quincy Public Library’s Bonus Book Sale for fiction readers, Jan. 12–14. Books will be bargain priced at 25 cents an inch. Enter through the north door off the parking lot. A library card is not needed for the sale. All proceeds benefit Quincy Public Library. For more information on library events and services, visit

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Historical Society Holiday Events John Wood Mansion Candlelight Tours Dec. 4, 10, 16–17, 22–23, 6-8 pm Pioneer Breakfast with Mrs. Claus Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 am Mansion’s Visitor’s Center Generational Christmas Sunday, Dec. 4, 2-5 pm John Wood Mansion Midcentury modern Christmas Friday, Dec. 9, 5-8 pm History Museum Family Christmas Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3 pm John Wood Mansion The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County has a bustling December, filled with several festive holiday events! Candlelight Tours: The group will host the iconic Candlelight Tours of the John Wood Mansion throughout December. The mansion will be beautifully decorated for the season. Local musicians will be featured each night of the tour, including the Unity High School Choir on Dec. 8, the Quincy Notre Dame Choir on Dec. 10, the Bethel AME Choir on Dec. 16, Kayla Obert on Dec. 17, Elizabeth Mannhardt on Dec. 22, and Liz Bentley on Dec. 23. The tours will be from 6–8 pm each night, and start every 20 minutes. Pioneer Breakfast with Mrs. Claus: The group will also host Pioneer Breakfast with Mrs. Claus on Saturday,

The John Wood Mansion will host several events for the holidays, including the iconic Candlelight Tours. Photo courtesy of HSQAC.

Dec. 3 beginning at 9 am at the mansion’s Visitor Center. Children and their parents will sample sweet breakfast foods and listen to Mrs. Claus read Christmas stories. Antique toys and dolls will be on display. Reservations are required for this event.

5 to 8 pm. Dressed in your best Mad Men inspired attire, cozy up to the cash martini bar and sample some of the retro hor d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to bring an antique toy to temporarily share with the History Museum for the MidCentury Toy Exhibit.

Generational Christmas: Children, parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents are invited to join the group for Generational Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 5 pm. Families are invited to help decorate the John Wood Mansion’s Christmas tree and rooms with Victorian finery. Families can also hire a horse and carriage to drive them through Quincy neighborhoods too see holiday decorations.

Family Christmas: Santa will arrive to the Mansion on a fire truck on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 pm to herald in Free Children’s Day. Children with an adult may tour the mansion, hear Chaddock School’s choir sing Christmas songs, and make a pioneer craft in the Visitor Center (while supplies last). They will also have the opportunity to talk with Quincy firefighters and police officers about holiday safety.

Mid-Century Christmas Party: The History Museum will host a Mid-Century Christmas Party Friday, Dec. 9 from

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Visit Mrs. Claus and imagine eating breakfast on the frontier! Reservations Required

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Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

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Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

9 am - Saturday December 3, 2016 Mansion Visitor’s Center

2–5 pm - Sunday December 4, 2016 John Wood Mansion

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See Santa arrive on the fire engine and make a Christmas craft!

Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

Beautifully decorated Mansion and Christmas stories from long ago!

6–8 pm - Friday December 16, 2016 John Wood Mansion

6–8 pm - Saturday December 17, 2016 John Wood Mansion

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Friends of the Log Cabins Membership The Friends of the Log Cabins are offering end of the year Membership Specials. Until Dec. 31, a three year individual membership is $40 and a three year family membership is $70. Consider giving a Gift Membership or honor that special someone this holiday season. The group has created a commemorative brick plaza at the entrance of the village to recognize generous donors. Donations fund the restoration and preservation of the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village. The organization is trying to raise $30,000 to restore the 1828 Fraser Log Cabin. Souvenir wooden ornaments and other mementos for the village make great stocking stuffers. These can be purchased at Expressions by Christine, Quincy Museum Gift Shop, or at Sullivan Antiques with proceeds from the sales going to restore the Village. For more information visit


The Great River Genealogical Society will meet Dec. 8 for their annual Christmas program. There will be a presentation about local Christmas traditions. This festive evening will begin at 7 pm at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340 State Street, and is open to the public. The group will resume monthly meetings on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm with special guest, Nancy Sanders. She will share history about the local history of the South Bottom Onion Fields of the Quincy area. For more information visit

C-SC One-Act Plays Culver-Stockton College’s StudentDirected One-Act plays will allow four theatre students to face the issues of expression and execution from the director’s chair. Under Dr. Haidee Heaton’s guidance, Jennifer Ware, Jade Cheffy, Jewell Pitt and Dakotta Hagar will offer character studies of the human condition. Performances are in Mabee Little Theatre in the lower level of Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 pm. For more information call 573-288-6413.

Quincy Preserves Membership Party Members and prospective members of the Quincy Preserves are cordially

invited to a Post Holiday Party Jan. 7 from 7 to 9 pm at the home of Julie Bice 2006 Prairie Ave. This is a wonderful opportunity to renew your membership, and bring a friend to find out more about Quincy Preserves. Door prizes will be awarded! Please RSVP by Jan. 5 by calling Sue Allen 217-257-2640.

C-SC Camera 808 Culver-Stockton College’s experimental ensemble, Camerata 808, pays homage to iconic composers of the 20th century on Friday, Dec. 2. At the ensemble’s signature hour of 8:08 pm in Merillat Hall, singers and instrumentalists will combine talent and resourcefulness to re-imagine Merideth Monk’s Astronaut Anthem. Pianists will then raise aesthetic hackles with John Cage’s 4’33 before the entire Camerata 808 stretches audience sensibilities with Terry Riley’s In C. For more information call 573-288-6413.

AAUW Meeting Join members of the Quincy Branch of the American Association of the University Women on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Women’s City Club, 1550 Maine St., to hear Susan Scholz, Director of Volunteer Services for Blessing Hospital, discuss Healthy Relationships with Aging Parents and The Healthy Benefits of Volunteering. The talk will begin at 11 am and is open to the public. A general AAUW meeting will precede the program.

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C-SC Senior Art Show On Saturday, Jan. 21, Culver-Stockton College will be having the annual Senior Art Show with a reception and talk from 6 to 8 pm at the Mabee Art Gallery. The senior art students present their capstones in variety of media, including pottery, pastels, paint, graphic design and video to show the totality of what they have learned and showcase talents developed at C-SC. For more information call 573-288-6413.

QUILTA Awards Quincy Community Theatre invites its volunteers, actors, and patrons to an elegant evening of food and fun during its annual QUILTA Awards, held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Town & Country Inn and Suites. The theatre will honor those who have made this successful season possible. The QUILTAs have been a tradition at QCT since 1970, originally standing for Quincy Little

Theatre Awards. The theatre will issue performance awards, voted upon by QCT’s season ticket holders, as well as other special honors. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm and the award ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm, followed by music and dancing. Dress is formal, and reservations are required. Ballots for outstanding performances will be available Dec. 19. Patrons can vote for their favorite performances of the 2016 Season until Jan. 11. For a copy of the ballot, please visit the QCT Box Office or Guests must RSVP by Jan. 11. For more information visit or call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.

Gather up your friends for the Mark Twain Museum’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night. Ten person teams will compete in several categories on Saturday, Jan. 28, 7 pm at the Shirley Bomar Community Center in Hannibal. Entry is $100 per team and all proceeds from the event help support the Becky Thatcher Museum. A silent auction will be held during the event. For more information, call Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 409.

JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery John Wood Community College’s Heath Center Art Gallery features the digital art and photography of Terry Newell through Dec. 16. Newell specializes in enhanced photography and paintings for homes and commercial spaces. The gallery will feature the photography of Gregg Boyer from Jan. 23 to Feb. 24. Boyer’s exhibit will feature photographs taken in Kosovo during his time spent as an official photographer for Service International, a relief organization. The public is invited to view the artwork during regular college hours, from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information about the Heath Center Art Gallery contact Addie Seabarkrob at

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Fairy Tale Tea Children in grades Pre-K–4 are invited to dance and mingle with their favorite princesses and princes at the Fairy Tale Tea Saturday, Feb. 18, at Spring Lake Country Club. Two sessions will be held at 1 & 3:30 pm. Fairy Tale Tea tickets are $20 per person, with all proceeds benefit music education through Encore!, the Volunteer Council of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association. Register online at or mail a check to: Fairy Tale Tea, c/o Sandi Rose, 3216 Coral Drive, Quincy, IL 62301.

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Confessions of a First-Time Model

By Elizabeth Mannhardt

This article was originally published on our blog. For more content like this, visit! On Monday nights at the Quincy Art Center you have a very unique opportunity. As an artist, you can practice the skill of sketching from a live model. As a warm body, you have the opportunity to serve the arts community and pose as a model! Through several timed sketches, models and artists commune together in a moment of give and take for the sake of art education. These are bold, quick sketches of the random brave individuals who come to be posed and drawn by whoever shows up for that evening’s meeting. My mother was an artist and art teacher for 35 years. I know how much she valued sketching from life, be it still or landscape or model. So when I saw the Facebook advertisement for QAC’s figure drawing class requesting models I didn’t hesitate. I thought, “These artists need me.” And maybe I need them too. Self-perception. Body image. Judgment. Acceptance. These are tough for us humans. Sometimes more tough for women. And made even tougher by the mass media culture we are surrounded by. From plastic surgery, fad diets, and photoshopping we have been 28

taught that we are not beautiful unless altered—not good enough unless we reflect the glossy images on screens and magazines. These are hard lessons, as anyone who’s ever grown up knows. It’s even harder still, knowing they are lies.

Under an artist’s eye you become much less and much more than “how you look.” You become a moment that they alone are capturing in a way that they alone can make manifest. They are artists and they are making you art.

But so often we confuse those two, don’t we? Perception is reality to an extent. So what madness is it then, to have a group of strangers stare, evaluate, and then represent you on paper for others to stare at and evaluate? I think it’s the kind of madness that grows the soul!

Thus, this exercise in drawing for them became an exercise in letting go for me. And despite numb hands and aching shoulders, a few unflattering angles and a few lame jokes thrown around the circle to break the silence, I had a blast. I relaxed and realized again that we needed each other. If no model is willing to be stared down in a silent room by strangers then no artist hoping to hone their craft or increase their skill can do so. Conversely, if no artist is willing to practice their craft then no model gets the wildly interesting perspective of seeing themselves on paper in pastel or pencil or paint, with an expression you didn’t know you were making... in a few simple lines that perfectly capture the curve of your face or the extension of your arm… from eight different angles… drawn with a motion and abandon that no camera could ever capture. Totally unique. Just like you. A work of art. Just like you.

First of all, “give a little and then get over yourself.” That’s what I said to myself, after freaking out slightly as I took my first pose surrounded by eight pairs of eyes. “There’s nowhere to hide now. You have no control over what they see or what they draw.” These will not be perfectly positioned selfies with tucked chin and a favorite filter. How frightening! How liberating! You see, I know artists. I am one. My mother was one. Some of my favorite people on earth are artists. And they see things differently, thank God. And when they are drawing they don’t give two figs about you, nor should they, because they are seeing you as color and shape and proportion and design.

For more information on modeling or the drawing group at the Art Center, call 217-223-5900.

Visual Arts information and entry forms can be found at The opening reception for the exhibit will be held during Teen Take Over Night at the Art Center on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 pm. There will be $1,475 in awards given out with the award ceremony starting at 7:30 pm. Teen Take Over Night is an evening when students and their families can enjoy live music, art by area High School students, raffle prizes, and appetizers. Several area colleges will have an information table and representatives to answer questions about their art & design programs.

Judge Jo Stealey awards 2016 Best of Show Winner to 11th grader Natalie Manwaring of Quincy Senior High School Student. Photo courtesy of Quincy Art Center.

Quincy Art Center Exhibits Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Showcase Exhibit continues until Jan. 5 High school Art Competition Artwork Drop off Jan. 12, 14 & 15 High School Art Competition opening Reception Friday, Jan. 27, 6–8 pm Exhibit continues until Feb. 23 Local artists are featured in the annual Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase. Artwork from all media will be on display on through Jan. 5. The PTA Reflections Revival will also be on

Both exhibits are free and open to the public. There is a suggested $3 admission charge for nonmember adults and $1 for seniors, students and children. The Art Center is open Monday–Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information call 217-223-5900 or visit

display. This exhibit showcases student work in six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The Quincy Art Center will also be hosting the 43rd Annual High School Student Art Competition from Friday, Jan. 27 through Thursday, Feb. 23. Students in grades 9-12 from schools within a 50-mile radius of Quincy are eligible to enter. Students may enter up to 3 works for $10. Artwork can be dropped off at the Art Center, 1515 Jersey St., on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4–6 pm and Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13–14 from 9 am to 4 pm. More

Two Face, acrylic by 2016 Best of Show Winner Natalie Manwaring. Photo courtesy of Quincy Art Center.

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Great River Watercolor Society Exhibit

Art Center Satellite Exhibits

GRWS Exhibit Artists Reception Friday, Jan. 13, 4–5:30 pm Exhibit runs Jan. 9–25 QU Gray Gallery GRWS Meeting Jan. 25 at 4:30 pm QU Brenner Library Enjoy the talent of area watercolor artists at the Great River Watercolor Society’s 27th Annual Show! The society will present new paintings in water-based media including watercolors, mixed media and gouache paintings. The exhibit will be open Jan. 9–25 at Gray Gallery in Quincy University’s Brenner Library. An artist reception will be on Friday, Jan. 13 from 4 to 5:30 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Along with paintings inspired by their November Workshop on gouache technique, the group will display their popular 2x2 inch paintings, as well as new work from the group’s 27 members. The Great River Watercolor Society is made up of professional and amateur artists from Illinois, Missouri, and MIchigan. It holds meetings at Quincy University the last Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm. Members share information and critique each others work, which increases knowledge and skills through collaboration. The next meeting is Jan. 25. Membership is open to anyone interested and active in watercolor painting. Dues are $20 per year. For more information on becoming a member, contact GRWS President, Sue Ann Winking at 217-228-5267. For more information on this exhibit or others at Quincy University, contact gallery curator, Robert Lee Mejer at 217-228-5371.

Roses and Delphinium by Julie Nelson. Nelson’s work will be on display at the Quincy Art Center Library, Jan. 27–March 3. Photo courtesy of the Quincy Art Center.

Keith Andrew Exhibit Exhibit continues until Feb. 7 Quincy Medical Group Gastroenterology Center Julie D. Nelson Exhibit Jan. 27–March 3 Quincy Art Center Library Ann Miller Titus Exhibit Jan. 11–March 31 Hy-vee Market Café & Bar Keith Andrew will be featured in the Quincy Art Center’s satellite location at the Quincy Medical Group Gastroenterology Center at 1118 Hampshire St. This exhibit is open to the public through Tuesday, Feb. 7. Andrew’s unusual painting style captures the viewer’s eye with his use of intricately-detailed shapes and colors, reminiscent of ancient and modern Mexican art. Andrew has exhibited locally and regionally. Julie D. Nelson will be featured in the Quincy Art Center’s Jack W. Boge Library & Conference Room Jan. 27–March 3. Nelson received both


her BFA and MFA degrees in studio art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She spent 30 years in art museum positions, including 20 years as Executive Director and Curator of the Quincy Art Center. After her retirement in fall of 2014, she has returned to studio art and is working in watercolor and pastels. Nelson has exhibited regionally and is in collections throughout the Midwest. Ann Miller Titus will be featured in the Quincy Art Center’s satellite location at the Broadway Hy-Vee Market Café and Bar. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 5:30 to 7 pm and will be on display through March. Titus is fiber artist whose work is inspired by Quincy’s rich architectural history and the mighty Mississippi River. She exhibits regionally and is a member of the Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal, Mo. Artists interested in exhibiting at a QAC gallery space can submit a proposal to the Quincy Art Center. Proposal forms can be found at For more information, call 217-223-5900.

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Artists Workshop: Pricing Artwork & Being Tax Savvy Artists Workshop Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 am 2 pm Quincy Art Center The Quincy Art Center is offering a professional development workshop for artists on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. This event will take place at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey St. and is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided, free of charge, for all participants. The workshop will begin with presentations and a panel discussion on How to Price Your Artwork with Sue Greenburg of St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA); Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Quincy artist; and Ann Miller Titus, Quincy artist. After lunch, there will be a presentation on Artists and Taxes where general tax and sales tax information specifically for artists will be provided.

These discussions will provide local artists with useful information about how to successfully navigate the business side of creative endeavors. VLAA connects artists and arts organizations of every discipline with accountants and lawyers. These professionals donate their time and expertise to help their clients navigate the complicated world of finance and law. They also provide information and skills training designed to help the arts community develop sound business practices. More information can be found at Artists will also have the opportunity to pick up their artwork from the Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase which ends on Thursday, Jan. 12. For more information contact the Art Center at 217-223-5900 or visit

Local artist, Ann Miller Titus will be one of the members on the panel during the workshop. Photo courtesy of the Quincy Art Center.

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Beaux Arts Ball Beaux Arts Ball Thursday, Dec. 22, 7–11 pm Oakley Lindsay Center The Quincy Art Center will celebrate another year with one of Quincy’s finest traditions. The 86th Annual Beaux Arts Ball will be Thursday, Dec. 22 from 7 to 11 pm. Since 1930, the fundraiser has been supporting the visual arts through the Quincy Art Center. Thirteen young women will compete for the Beaux Art Queen this year. The Beaux Arts Commission recognizes both the fundraising and volunteer efforts of those who participate. The 2016 candidates are Erica Elyse Ernst daughter of John and Debbie Ernst, Camryn Alexis Frese daughter of Ruth Willis & Tom & Tiffany Frese, Sidney Elizabeth Heck daughter of Frank and Greta Heck, Madelyn Elizabeth Keane daughter of Pete and Laura


Keane, Sadie Catherine Kurk daughter of Michael and Suzanne Kurk, Anna Signe Mugerditchian daughter of Paul & Christie Mugerditchian, McKendree Lee Mummey daughter of Bill and Penny Mummey, Madeleine Belle Nuebel daughter of Kevin & Jessica Nuebel, Alexis Renee Petty daughter of Dr. Todd and Rachael Petty, Charlotte Claire Sullivant daughter of Douglas & Christine Sullivant, Taylor Ann Tweedell daughter of Jeff and Sharon Tweedell, Haley Alexis Haugh daughter of Jared and Elizabeth Haugh, and McKensie Lynn Vahle daughter of Angie Gibson and Ken Vahle. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased from any queen candidate. Tickets will be $25 at the door on the night of the event. Proceeds from the event will support the exhibition and education programs at the Art Center. Major sponsors of this year’s event are Gardner Denver, Gully Transportation,

2015 Beaux Arts Ball Queen Audrey Roman and father Robert dance together after the ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Quincy Art Center.

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Students from St. Dominic saw QCT’s production of A Wrinkle in Time with the Instant Arts Grants.

Arts Quincy awards $15,000 to local teachers By Laura Sievert

This article has to start out with a big and heartfelt THANK YOU to the entire Quincy community! In August, we launched our first ever fundraising campaign for the Instant Arts Classroom Funds and the community stepped up to increase available funding by almost 30%! Thanks to these donations, we were able to issue awards to 118 teachers at 17 area schools totaling nearly $15,000 this school year. Almost 7,000 students will be able to have visual arts, music, theater or humanities experiences because of our donors generosity and commitment to the arts. Since 1996, Arts Quincy has provided over $160,000 in classroom grants. These grants are unique because teachers are able to choose arts activities that best fit into their existing curriculum. Central Middle School teacher Cindy Schneiter was awarded a grant for the Quincy Art Center to teach her 3rd and 4th graders painting techniques later this year. “The students might say, oh, I had no idea I could be so creative! Or they might say maybe they want to pursue art in school or even as a career,” said Schneiter. “These experiences are something we just couldn’t provide without the additional funding Arts Quincy’s program gives us.”


Students have already started to attend some of the arts activities funded by the program. Nine groups of students from several different schools had the opportunity to attend a performance of the Quincy Community Theater’s production of A Wrinkle in Time in October. To get the most out of their visit, many teachers prepared for the visit by discussing the book on which the show is based, or by giving lessons on the history of live theater or public speaking skills. “A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite stories as a student, so it was a thrill to share it with the young people in our community,” said Kelsey Celek, Head of Education at QCT. “The students who attended our performance had lots of great questions about how we brought the story to life. Giving these classes the chance to attend a live performance allowed us to engage with them in new and exciting ways. QCT is extremely thankful for the opportunities created by the Instant Arts Classroom Funds.” Planned arts activities for the 2016-17 school year include all fine arts subject areas. Students will learn visual arts through clay, painting, drawing and watercolor classes. Some will also have the chance to tour several local museums like Quincy Museum, Quincy

History Museum, and the Historic Log Cabins. The humanities will also be explored by classrooms that chose visits by Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln reenactors. Many students will also have the opportunity to see and participate in several performing arts experiences including Muddy River Opera Company’s children’s opera and dance lessons from local teachers. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the generous people who made the Instant Arts Classroom Funds Program so successful this year: Breakfast Optimists, Nita Myers, Ed & Barbara Flowers, In Memory of Evelyn & Edward Altmix, Anonymous, Kay Wilkinson, Stacey Gross, Hoebing’s Lawn & Garden, Quincy Service League, Stillwell Foundation, Jim & Jil Tracy Fund through the Community Foundation, Katherine Broemmel Endowment for the Arts and the Paul H. and Anne B. Gardner Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation, American Business Women’s Association, Gully Transportation, Tracy Family Foundation, Mercantile Bank, Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Illinois Arts Council. To become a member of Arts Quincy and support the Instant Arts program and our other arts outreach visit

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Holiday Sales at the Quincy Art Center Give the gift of art this holiday season! The Quincy Art Center will be offering sales on all classes and workshop registration fees leading up to the holidays! The Art Center will offer 50% off all classes and workshops Nov. 27–Dec. 3. They will offer 25% off all classes & workshop sale from Dec. 4–10. Discounts will also be offered for preregistration of spring classes during this time. Discounts will be applied to registration fees only and do not include materials fees. Sales can be combined with membership discounts. Payment in full must be received within the sales time period to qualify for savings. Purchases with discounts must be made in one transaction.

The Quincy Art Center offers classes in a wide variety of mediums for all ages and experience levels. Photo courtesy of the Art Center.

There is a full listing of classes being offered on For more information, contact the Art Center at 217-223-5900.

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Quincy University POLIS The Pursuit of Learning in Society or POLIS as it is more commonly known, is a continuing education program for seniors sponsored by Quincy University. The goal is to provide life-long learning at a modest cost, regardless of educational background. POLIS has served the Quincy area for over 20 years. Courses are taught by taught by university professors, field experts, religious leaders and researchers. The group is offering a great line-up of classes for the spring semester, including The Music of the Vietnam War Era taught by Christine Damm, Selected Poetry of Wallace Stevens taught by Terrence Riddell, Augustus: History’s Greatest Politician taught by Wendell Mauter, and Virtue Ethics for the 21st Century taught by Jonathan Miles. A complete course listing will be sent out in early January. To receive a copy,


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email or call 217-228-5594. Registration is accepted by mail, phone, or in person. In-person registration will be held Jan. 18–19 from 2 to 4 pm at QU’s North Campus (18th & Seminary Road).

Membership in POLIS is $15 per semester. Each class session costs $4 and last for two hours, with a break for coffee and conversation. Anyone may attend one class for free.

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Degas wrote, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Arts Quincy has been helping our community do just that since 1947. Our family believes in Arts Quincy’s mission and vision to encourage and stimulate art in all its facets. The organization makes this practice and appreciation ACCESSIBLE to all within our community. Art is a great unifier and outlet. It is the greatest common denominator. Whether it is in practice or appreciation, the pursuit of art is a uniquely individualized experience with POSSIBILITIES limited only by the scope of our own IMAGINATIONS. Please join us with your grace and support of Arts Quincy so it will continue to provide opportunities to ALL artists and families within our community.”

At Quincy Medical Group, we believe that by serving patients and community we improve lives and create a healthier tomorrow. To fulfill this mission, we are continually recruiting more members to our team of world-class physicians and advanced practitioners. By supporting the arts, we make our job easier, and our community better for not only our team, but also the patients we serve. A community’s arts and cultural assets are important elements of attracting members of a highly-qualified healthcare team. By supporting the numerous arts organizations and events in the Quincy area, we provide our physicians, staff, and their families the opportunity to become involved… and to be entertained. Whether it’s attending a play, gallery opening, or the symphony, experiencing the arts make our community a vibrant place to work, play, and live and contributes to the high quality of life our region enjoys.” –Quincy Medical Group

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