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Change brings growth! As Co-Founder of the Muscatine Magazine, I have been so fortunate to work withMike Shield who is an incredibly talented designer and to work with and serve manyof you in the Muscatine area through this endeavor. Its been a positively rewardingexperience and its great to be a part of this effort to help spotlight Muscatines bestto residents and visitors.
Some exciting changes are happening in my life and with the magazine due to thefact that my family and I recently moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area for whatmy children call a new adventure. Indeed it is. Its quite impressive how much ofMuscatines characteristics I see within this area rich in history. With the aid oftechnology, I have the opportunity to continue to co-publish the magazine for thenext few issues, after which time the wonderful Janet Morrow-Greene, Co-Publisher,will take over as Publisher and will help take the magazine to new heights. Janet hasprevious experience in advertising sales and in publishing magazines. She also hasexperience in marketing both small businesses and large corporations.
Janet and Mike will continue to spotlight thebest of Muscatine and I am thrilled to helpfrom a distance in any way I can. Thank you foryour support in spotlighting the best ofMuscatine (past, present & future).
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In this issue Publishers Corner
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Muscatine Art Center . . . . .2
WiFi Hot Spots . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Gardens of Muscatine . . . .4
Muscatines Trolley . . . . . . . .8
Do it in Muscatine! . . . . . . .10
Local Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Pedaling in Pearl City . . . .14
Summer Fitness . . . . . . . . .16
Kids Eat Free! . . . . . . . . . . . .16
By the Numbers . . . . . . . . .17
Lots to Do! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
MuscaFun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
On the coverBackyard gardens, such as this colorfulflower patch at the home of Muscatineresident, Susan Cradick, are featured onpages 4-7. Photo by Anne S. Olson ofMuscatine.
Dawnese OpenshawPublisher and Ad Specialist
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Civil War ExhibitOn view, in the Stanley Gallery thru May26, 2012, is Muscatine and the Civil War:A Sesquicentennial Commemoration.The exhibition details the role citizens ofMuscatine and Muscatine Countyplayed in the Civil War. It includes letterspenned by Muscatine soldiers Daniel J.Parvin and Charles T. Ruger.
Closing day there will be a special publicperformance by the Marengo Civil
War Band from 1:30-2:30 pm onthe grounds of the
Muscatine ArtCenter. Bring alawn chair and
Unique ArtThe Muscatine Art Center proudlypresents two new exhibitions thissummer. Pieced Elegance: Quilts byClara Oleson opens June 24, 2012 with areception for Oleson June 24, 2012 from1-5 pm. Whistles by Connie Roberts willopen July 1, 2012. The reception forRoberts will be from 1-5 PM during theAnnual Ice Cream Social. Both of theseexhibitions close September 2, 2012.
Clara Oleson has been quilting forthirty-ve years. She is a retired lawyerand adult educator. She is a long-timecommunity activist and the past femalenational president of the Alliance forDemocracy, a member of the Iowa CivilLiberties Union, a past candidate for theIowa House of Representatives andserved on the board of Prairie Fire.
Oleson gardens, reads and enjoys opera.An adopted Iowan of forty-three years,she was named Honorary Native Iowanby Governor Tom Vilsack in 2002.
Constance Alyce Westvig Robertscreates carved wooden whistles, butthis isn't always obvious at rst glance.Trained as a gurative painter, Robertscalls herself a thing-maker. In her work,she bridges the realms of ne art andfolk art and tackles many subjects withsharp wit and unrestrained humor.
Usually, the viewer gets caught uptaking in all the images presented bythese sculptural pieces: a wedge ofchocolate cake with a birthday candlewhistle, a dog angel, or perhaps a bag ofwhistling circus peanuts. One of thesewas a piece for StevenSpielberg commissionedby the wife of well-known composer JohnWilliams,commemorating theten movies on whichhe and Spielbergcollaborated. Otherwell-knowncollectors ofRoberts' workinclude
celebrities such as Robin Williams, NewYork City Mayor Giuliani and Carol Burnett.
Ice Cream SocialThe Annual Ice Cream Social is July 1,2012 from 1-5 pm. As usual we will haveice cream and homemade pies andcakes for sale. There will be musicalentertainmentthroughout theafternoon withgames and craftsfor the young atheart. Freddiethe Firetruckwill even make anappearance. The IceCream Social will alsooer an Art Fair on thegrounds this year.
Art ClassesThe Muscatine Art Centeroers a wide range of artclasses for both adults andchildren. Visit www.muscatineartcenter.orgor our Facebook page for moreinformation and class schedules. You can also nd us on Pinterest.com
The Muscatine Art Center is located at1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa.
Admission is free. Hours areTuesday,
Wednesday &Friday 10am-
Saturday & Sunday1-5pm. Closed
Mondays andholidays. Tours by
Spring/Summer ActivitiesOnce the private home of a lumber heiress, the Musser Museum features many distinctive architectural details of the Edwardian period. The mansions 11 roomshost important collections of paintings, sculpture, Oriental carpets and decora-tive arts. The adjoining Stanley Gallery hosts national, traveling art exhibitions.
Publishers: Janet Morrow GreeneDawnese Openshaw
Creative Director: Mike Shield - Shield Designemail: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.mshielddesign.com
Contributors:Amanda Hart Chris SteinbachBill Lindsay David LohrmanAnne Olson Ryno OlsonHarold Wilson Musser Public LibraryHeidi Homan Muscatine Art CenterAlisha Eggers City of Muscatine
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Muscatine Magazine is a quarterly publication focused on Muscatine,Iowa and the surrounding area. The publisher reserves the right to refuse and/or edit any materials submitted for publication. Published articles and advertising do not constitute endorsement. Copyright 2012
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