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Talking Art with Dania Green

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Dania Green (second from right) and family.

The exhibition Artists of African Descent is a collaboration between Quad City Arts and the Azubuike African American Council for the Arts, in which 40 vibrant works of art created by 22 different artists are on display.

Included in the show are two self-portraits by local artist Dania Green, which vary in both style and artistic medium. Dania has been a participant in Quad City Arts’ Metro Arts summer program and is also a recipient of a 2022 Arts Dollars grant. She is currently in the process of completing a large-scale painting project which will be on display this Spring at the Azubuike African American Council for the Arts, where she has interned under the guidance of Gaye Shannon-Burnett.

Listen to the conversation here with Dania Green about the creation of these two works of art, the intimacy inherent in self-portraiture, and the important role that mentoring has had in her life. You can follow Dania on Instagram.

Quad City Arts is located at 1715 2nd Ave in Rock Island. Admission is free, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 11am-5pm. The exhibition closes on March 17, 2023.

The Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is located at the Lincoln Center, 318 E. 7th St., Apt. 112 in Davenport. Hours are Wed-Sat 11am-4pm.

Carolyn Martin joined WVIK as a host of Talking Art in 2017. A long-time fan of NPR programming with a love of storytelling and all art forms, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with creative people who beautify our community and make the Quad Cities region an even better place to live.