New paintings from Katrina Garner

Katrina Garner has passed along 11 new paintings. Take a look on her gallery pagePainted Lady.

MV-L Community Theatre will present “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” March 6-8

Amy White passes this along:

Enjoy a great evening of entertainment, available locally for a very reasonable price! Tickets are now on sale for Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play”, March 6, 7 and 8 in the First Street Community Center, 221 East 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Dinner is at 6:30 PM in the gym and the show follows at 7:30 PM in the theatre. Tickets are all $25 and dinner is included! You get to be part of the circa 1946 studio audience as actors and sound engineers produce three Hitchcock classic stories. Get your tickets in advance at Shepley Pharmacy, Lisbon Library, or Gwen’s Restaurant. Dinner is a buffet provided by Gwen’s. Call Amy at 319-899-1399 for more info.

Call for Artists: 2014 Chalk the Walk community image


Each year, the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC) is tasked with selecting the artwork that will be reproduced as the community piece during the next Chalk the Walk. This year, we’ve decided to ask local artists to submit ideas for the community piece. There are a few guidelines, which are outlined on the MVAAC website. I hope you’ll consider entering. Good luck!

Dean Traver earns honors in Linn Area Photo Club contest

Congrats to Dean Traver, who garnered two first and one second place awards in the recent Linn Area Photo Club‘s annual contest. Dean was honored with first place wins in the People and the Computer Enhanced categories and second place in the Architectural category.


Millers Office First Place, Computer Enhanced Category

Millers Office
First Place, Computer Enhanced Category



Rebel First Place, People Category

First Place, People Category


Upmeyer Barn Second Place, Architecture Category

Upmeyer Barn Detail
Second Place, Architecture Category


Lincoln Wine Bar live music schedule

November Music Schedule Lincoln Winebar

Thursday and Friday

Fri 1st Mississippi String Band, Guitar, bass, fiddle, Dobro & great harmonies. Over180 years of experience…scary!

Thurs. 7th, Ben Schmidt, Ben is a fine singer-songwriter and recording artist. and we’re lucky to have him around. A favorite at the Winebar.

Fri 8th, Blue Midnight Trio, The Blues how it should be played. Another favorite group at the Winebar.

Thurs. 14th Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Des Moines, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. Welcome back Ryne.

Friday 15th Marc & Brandi Janssen some fine traditional and bluegrass from this versatile Iowa City couple… Good to have them back.

Thurs. 21st, Heart Consort, James & Catherine Kennedy & Friends…favorites and award-winning musicians from right here in MV

Fri. 22nd, Robert “One Man” Johnson, the pinnacle of the one-man band, singer songwriter story teller and  the blues, right here.

Thurs. 28th Thanksgiving, No Scheduled Music

Friday 29th, Doug & Lisa Frey, from Cascade. Love to have these two back again, one of our favorite duos of all time.

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