Carolyn Rauen Just Won Valentine’s Day

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Carolyn Kotz Rauen just won Valentine’s Day with the BEST gift ever!

She surprised her husband of nearly 14 years with a pepperdust 2017 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab!

They had been talking about looking for a new truck for Donald “Frosty” Rauen Jr. this fall to replace his 2011 resized952017021405385695img951562Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.

“He’s been wanting a new truck for a long time,” she said. “He’s a hardworking guy, he deserves it. He’s a great husband and father. He’s a very giving person and he is always helping everyone else. He’s not the type of person to buy himself a lot of nice things.”

She was considering surprising him for his birthday later this year but decided to instead plan the surprise for Valentine’s Day.resized952017021405323095img951561

“I was nervous I wouldn’t get him what he wanted, so his brothers helped,” she said.

Their two sons, ages 6 and 9, were at the dealership and had a tough time keeping the secret.

“I can’t believe they haven’t said anything,” she said earlier this week.

When Donald arrived home on Tuesday from work, the truck was parked in the driveway with a big red bow on it.

“He had no clue at all,” she said. “He’s still shocked!”

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Chevrolet Introduces Redline Series

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Looking for something a little different on your next Chevrolet?

Check out the Redline special edition series! Nine vehicles in the Chevy car, truck, and crossover segments are available with this option, which features the “blacked out” bowtie and grille, black nameplates with a red outline, and distinct red hashmarks.

It was debuted as a concept at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2015.

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showroom,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Based on the strong interest Redline attracted at the show, we believe they will be very popular with customers looking for standout cars, trucks, and crossovers.”

The Silverado and Colorado Redlines feature red tow hooks, and the Camaro Redline features black hash marks above the wheels.

Silverado Redline editions will be available on Silverado LT Z71 Dbl Cabs and LTZ Z71 Crew Cabs with 4WD, Cruze LT Sedan, Cruze LT Hatchback, Malibu LT, Camaro LT/SS (coupe and convertible), Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, and Colorado LT later this year.

The vehicles are available in black, silver, or white.

Get your Redline Chevy at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, or Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, later this year.

Learn more here: http://www.chevrolet.com/redline-series.html

Pop Art and the Senses: Dubuque Museum of Art’s Spring Exhibition

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Eye-popping color and fresh takes on familiar subjects will be the focus of the newest exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art.

The Dubuque Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses,” includes more than 70 pieces made by Pop Artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Among those are artworks by household names like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Pop Art is a multi-sensory experience that combines bold colors with common subjects. Using carefully chosen materials, textures, and compositions, pop art is eye-catching, but also appeals to sound, taste, touch, and smell.

The exhibition, which runs Feb. 18 to May 14 in the Falb Family Gallery, is from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.

Runde Auto Group is proud to sponsor this exhibition in partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation!

The Dubuque Museum of Art is open Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. Admission is $6 per day for adults, $5 per day for seniors 65+, and $3 per day for students with a college ID.

Admission is FREE for everyone on Thursdays! Plus, admission is free everyday for those 18 and younger, courtesy of Prudential.

Pop Art emerged in the late 1950s in the U.S., when Americans were surrounded by an array of new products. Chromed, streamlined cars, brightly colored, glistening candies, polished furniture — the vivid advertisements of these items appealed to the senses and sparked consumer desire. Pop Artists lessened the division between fine art and everyday life.

Collector Jordan Schnitzer will speak at the Museum at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 about a lifetime of collecting art. His collection of contemporary prints exceeds 10,000 works, making it one of the country’s largest private print collections. He created the Schnitzer Family Foundation, which lends pieces from his collection to institutions across the U.S.

At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, Alan Garfield, professor of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media at the University of Dubuque, will speak at the Museum. He will provide insights into the Pop Art movement and the lives and careers of some of its leading artists.

For more information, visit http://dbqart.com/.

Here are some pieces by Robert Cottingham that will be included in the exhibition: