Arts & Culture

Vote for Galva

Nov 1, 2017
Levitt Foundaton & Galva Arts Council

"Vote early and vote often" could be the slogan this month for the Galva Arts Council. If it receives enough votes online, it could win a grant from a national foundation that would help pay for a summer music series next year.

Courtesy of Carol Hummel

In this installment, Carolyn Martin talks with Dr. Claire Kovacs, Director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, about the “yarn bombing” project unveiled to the public on October 29. 


Courtesy of Valerie Davis Bibbs

Carolyn Martin talks with Valerie Davis Bibbs, from Great Sounds Promotions, about the upcoming Smooth Jazz Fall Festival. 


Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A visiting artist at Augustana College needs more crocheted circles to complete an expanded yarn-bombing project. 

Scribble: Rev. Wilfred Karsten

Oct 14, 2017


Sarah Ruhl (left) with her mother, Kathleen Kehoe Ruhl and oldest daughter, photographed during the Chicago run of “For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday.”
Courtesy of Sarah Ruhl

Carolyn Martin talks with playwright Sarah Ruhl about the importance of involvement in local theatre, and how exposing our children to art forms at a young age can have a lasting impact.


WVIK News

Paintings by a nearly-forgotten artist from the Quad Cities are featured now at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Irma Rene Koen was born in Rock Island in 1883, lived and painted here for many years, and then moved to Mexico where she died in 1975.

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