Talking Art

Carolyn Martin interviews artists from all different genres and all over the Quad Cities about their work.

Support for Talking Art on WVIK comes from the estate of Margaret Skinner, a long time friend of WVIK and lover of the arts.

Sponsored by
Quad City Bank & Trust

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Rock Island native Caroline Louise Walker recently published her debut novel Man of the Year, which explores the dark undercurrents in the life of Dr. Robert Hart as his life slowly spirals out of control, despite his intense desire to present himself as a model of perfection and competence.

Courtesy of Streamline Architects

Streamline Architects is a full-service architectural firm that has expanded recently into the art of fabrication, designing and hand-crafting custom furniture, casework, and lighting for both commercial and residential use.

Courtesy of Tommy Iafrate

Festival 56 is a professional theater organization in Princeton, Illinois, with a packed summer schedule. Founded in 2004 on the idea that a small community like Princeton—population 7,500—can support quality theater, it is presenting six full-scale productions, a new works reading, and a series of cabaret shows—a wide breadth of performances offering something for everyone.

Courtesy of Opera Quad Cities

The comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance will be performed by Opera Quad Cities on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the Galvin Fine Arts Center on the St. Ambrose University campus.

Courtesy of Quad City Arts

The third annual Chalk Art Fest, hosted by Quad City Arts, will be held in downtown Bettendorf on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. In partnership with the 2019 Be Downtown event, the Chalk Art Fest will transform the brand new pavement of the Ascentra Credit Union headquarters—located between State St. and Grant St., across from the Waterfront Convention Center—into a giant work of street art.

Courtesy of the Levitt Foundation

Galva, Illinois, will come alive this summer with music, as a free 10-week concert series is being held once again in Wiley Park. The recipient of a 2019 Levitt Foundation AMP grant, music organizer John Taylor in partnership with the Galva Arts Council is intent on enhancing the lives of his fellow residents and transforming his city into a community destination for others.

Carolyn Martin / Courtesy of Har Mar Superstar

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will perform a creative cross-over concert with the R&B/Pop vocalist Har Mar Superstar on Saturday, May 11, at the Rust Belt in East Moline. This performance is in collaboration with Moeller Nights.

Andy Witchger (Creative Commons) / Courtesy of Marc Zyla

An experimental and genre-defying concert will be performed on Saturday, May 11, at the Rust Belt venue in East Moline. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra has joined forces with Moeller Nights to present the R&B/pop performer Har Mar Superstar (whose real name is Sean Tillmann) in concert with the QCSO.

Courtesy of QC Theatre Workshop

The Little Prince is being performed by the QC Theatre Workshop for three weekends, from May 3 to May 19, 2019. Based on the beloved 1943 book by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this all-ages story has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Randolph III, Artistic Director of the QC Theatre Workshop.

Carolyn Martin / WVIK

Race: Are We So Different? is a thought-provoking exhibit currently on display at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. This interactive, travelling exhibit encourages the visitor to reconsider the idea of race through scientific, historical, and cultural lenses.

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