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'The Silk Road'

ARTIST: Loren Shaw Hellige, Davenport

LOCATION: Expressions Jewelers, Davenport

SPONSOR: Don and Rita Stanforth/Investment Consulting Group Inc.

FROM THE ARTIST: "In honor of  Yo-Yo Ma's 'Silk Road Project.' I have combined various cultural landscapes to depict the beauty of diversity as Yo-Yo Ma has in his music."

'Where the River Bends'

ARTIST: Michelle Campbell, Davenport

LOCATION: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Bettendorf

SPONSOR: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

FROM THE ARTIST: "The cello was immediately inspired by my husband, William Campbell's new composition for the Quad City Symphony's 100-year anniversary, 'Where the River Bends.' On the back is the pastoral and iconic Iowa farmscape, which salutes agriculture and farmers in the region. The river shape in that scene is similar to the logo for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, which sponsored this cello. The front of the cello is inspired by the same organization that assists both rural and urban people and projects, and creates a bridge from philanthropists to deserving recipients. Every building and the people inside represented have in some way been impacted positively by the CFGRB."

'Sagrada Familia on Cello'

ARTIST: Colleen Tomlinson, Bettendorf

LOCATION: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf

SPONSORS: Hovey and Sara Tinsman and Maggie Tinsman

FROM THE ARTIST: "My cello’s design illustrates the interior of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. This is part of a larger series currently underway that explores the Sagrada Família and Gaudi’s ability to render nature in architectural elements. Through this series, I challenge myself to take a deeper look at Gaudí’s techniques by using a view from the interior of the Sagrada Família as the starting point for each artwork. I find his structures fascinating, and after my visit to the Sagrada Família, I couldn’t help but wonder what I could learn from Gaudí if I explored the Sagrada Família through my painting style." 

"100 Years, 100 Cellos" is a project of Volunteers for Symphony in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra.