Sunday, December 30, 2012

Custom Murals

exterior of a client's home in the foothills of yosemite, ca
founders of rock island, il. across from the rock island library.  

tribute to toulouse lautrec

 custom murals 

loren shaw hellige
helayna shaw

blue owl gallery
225 east second street, suite 205
davenport, iowa

owl's nest. peoria, il

a section of a 250ft long seawall mural. laguna beach, ca.

kahl home mural. davenport, ia.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Danielle Rauwolf

Artist Statement
Danielle Rauwolf

"I was born and raised in the Midwest. As a child I grew up in an environment where I felt free to experiment with a wide assortment of arts and crafts. Now that my time is more limited, I find myself most interested in drawing and knitting. My work is personal, always a reflection of what I'm feeling and seeing. I still get excited by the surprises that come from creating."

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Blue Owl Gallery
225 E. 2nd. Street, Ste. 205
Davenport, IA 52801

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quad-City Times "Festival of Trees: Holiday designers get fest in shape"

"Along with the usual wreaths and bows, glass ornaments and ribbon were camouflage and door knobs that will serve as decorations for displays at this year’s Quad-City Arts Festival of Trees.
The Great River Hall of the RiverCenter in Davenport bustled Monday as designers hauled in trees and put up decorations. Designers must complete their displays by 4 p.m. today. The festival opens to the public Saturday.

Seven members of the art club at Assumption High School, Davenport, put camouflaged branches on their 'Home for the Holidays' tree in the afternoon.

The branches are wire hangers covered by donated Army fatigues and in some cases, purchased fabric. American flags serve as the tree-topper.

'We thought outside the box,' Sarah Gorzney, a junior, said. 'Soldiers come home for the holidays.'
The ornaments are military patches and gifts under the tree are basics such as toothbrushes, cracker packages and other treats. After the festival ends, the gifts will be sent overseas, Sarah said.

While people decorated trees, others hauled in trees and decorations, while still others wandered amid the displays as Christmas carols played. A 25-foot tree towered over a model train display.

There were white trees and green trees, baskets and wreaths, gingerbread houses and festive doors. The treat shop stood ready and waiting for treats, while snowmen and a giant stuffed moose kept trees company.

In a grove of mostly completed trees, Helayna Shaw and Loren Shaw Hellige put up their tree, with a 'reclaiming the art of Christmas'  theme that features handmade ornaments of repurposed materials.
'We have door knobs and dominoes,' Helayna Shaw said, 'Things you don’t think of as ornaments.'
Materials used for the angel tree topper include a spoon and lampshade.
'It is definitely covered with ornaments,' Helayna Shaw said. 'We’ve got plenty of those.'
The problem, she said, looking at other trees nearby, is that their tree doesn’t have as much ribbon."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blue Owl Costume Party



A spooky celebration is in the air...

Accept this invitation if you dare!


Fun for the whole family!


Friday, October 26

6-9 p.m.


Imbibe and Nosh


Come in costume and get entered to win a gift from Blue Owl Gallery!


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Blue Owl Gallery
225 E 2nd. Street Suite 205
Davenport, IA 52801


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bucktown Revival

Loren Hellige & Gaye Burnett
We are having an amazing time refurbishing the ladies room! Thanks to artists, Gaye Burnett, owner of Studio56, Loren Hellige and Helayna Roche, owners of Blue Owl Gallery.


Painting by Loren Hellige
Mirror by Helayna Roche

Art in progress by Gaye Burnett

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Josh Byrne Artist Statement

Josh Byrne

"A lot of my art serves several purposes: It shows other people the extraordinary beauty of my subjects, teaches me new insights on or aspects of what it is I'm re-imagining, and, finally... it just feels good."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Final Friday August 31, 2012

Please join us for this month's installment of Bucktown's Final Friday

August 31, 2012
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Imbibe & Nosh

Featuring local Central High School student and artist: 

Josh Byrne

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Blue Owl Gallery
225 E 2nd. Street Suite 205 
Davenport, IA 52801

Monday, July 16, 2012

Come and Celebrate Bucktown's 7th Birthday BASH!

Come and celebrate Bucktown's 7th Birthday BASH with a night filled with fine art and gift shop­ping, music, wine tast­ing, art auc­tion and raffles! 

Blue Owl Gallery will be hosting three musicians:
 Bez n Megan, Leah Leah and DJ Brandon Hoskins.  

Friday July 20, 6-9pm

Imbibe and Nosh

Contact us at with any questions!

See you Friday!

Buck­town Cen­ter for the Arts is made up of over a dozen unique shops and stu­dios where you can pur­chase cre­ative, afford­able, unusual and use­able works of art.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Toe Artist

2012 Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival
Patches' Toe Rings

  Toe Artist
Murals by Loren Shaw Hellige

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Final Friday June 29, 2012

Bucktown Final Friday takes place the last Friday of the month from 6pm-9pm in Bucktown Center for the Arts in Downtown Davenport. The galleries open their doors to the public and show off the work of local outstanding artists. The process is simple - proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries, enjoy a glass of wine and buy art!

Blue Owl Gallery will have a hands on exhibit this month.  There will be a large canvas available for the public to express their creativity. This event is free and all ages are welcome!

Photo taken by Ian Shaw
June 29th
Imbibe & Nosh

Please contact Helayna with any questions at

Blue Owl Gallery
225 E. 2nd. Street, Ste. 205
Davenport, IA 52801

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Final Friday May 25 from 6-9 p.m.

Please join us for this month's Final Friday event at the Bucktown Center for the Arts.  Friday, May 25 from 6-9 p.m.  It is Venus Envy's closing show, to celebrate women in the arts.  Come out for a glass of wine and see what's new in our gallery. We've added new hand crafted jewelry and hand bags.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ann Peterson Truemper

Artist Statement 
Ann Peterson Truemper

Ann Peterson Truemper, born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, and now residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  As a non-traditional student in her forties, she found her interest in art and took classes in painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, collage, and sculpture.  She found her passion for clay in her first ceramics class. 

Ann’s handbuilt pottery is made with stoneware clay.  She uses found objects and industrial refuse as textural tools to aid in making surface markings.   These textures are also developed by using additive and subtractive processes.  Each piece is fired in oxidation to an approximate temperature of 2264° Fahrenheit.  

Artist Statement

There is something about working with clay that is like communion with a friend.  Every piece of pottery retains energy from my hands that have molded it and guided it through its journey toward a permanent form, capable of giving energy back.  The clay that I form with hollow spaces, textural markings and energetic forms is alive.   It is important to me that I make my pottery using the most basic elements of nature and what we achieve together is joyful, is positive and is a part of my soul.  I love to make decorative and functional pottery that enhances everyday life.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Please Join Blue Owl Gallery this Final Friday, April 27th

Final Friday
April 27, 2012
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Imbibe & Nosh

Artwork by:
Loren Shaw Hellige
Ian Shaw
Helayna Shaw

Ann Peterson Truemper

Bucktown Center for the Arts
225 E. 2nd. Street, Suite 205
Davenport, IA 52801

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Helayna Roche

Artist Statement

Helayna Roche
Mixed Media Artist

After growing up in a household with an artistic influence I explored all of my career options: the artistic path always pulled me back in. I graduated college from the University of Louisville and was lucky enough to receive a job offer as the Marketing Director for a well known gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. I then went on to become the Vice President of the Scottsdale Gallery Association as well as the Event Chair for the Association.  As I was planning events for and marketing other artists, I realized that I was ready to start promoting myself as an artist. I am a current owner of the Blue Owl Gallery in Davenport, IA.  I have a whimsical outlook in my mixed media work.

Ian K. Shaw

Artist Statement

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw has been creating since he could hold a pencil and hold an exacto knife.
He sold his first piece at the age of four.
While studying for over a decade at the
University of Iowa, he developed a new appreciation for photography.
His passion is to capture the extraordinary within the ordinary.

Loren Shaw Hellige

Artist Statement

Loren Shaw Hellige
Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Portraits

I feel honored and blessed to have the ability to create beauty as a means of livelihood.
My works are in the homes and businesses of people who grace my acquaintance and embellish my life.
I have been painting all my life and I am grateful!
I paint portraits, murals and canvases throughout the United States.
I am truly blessed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011