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28 minutes | 12 days ago
'Talking Art' with Marion Meginnis
The Hamburg Historic District in Davenport, IA, affectionately known as the “Gold Coast,” contains some of the widest variety of architectural styles in the Quad Cities. Built primarily by German immigrants in the 19 th and early 20 th century, the district lies between 5 th and 9 th Streets (south to north) and between Ripley and Vine (east to west).
23 minutes | 23 days ago
'Talking Art' with Josh Graves of the Underground Economy
Situated on the second floor of the River Music Experience building in Davenport, IA, is The Underground Economy , a full-scale media and production house which bridges the gap between art and entrepreneurship. Containing a podcast studio, a recording studio, and a content editing station, the space is available to creatives via a variety of membership options, with the goal to become an incubator for the arts within the Quad Cities.
16 minutes | a month ago
'Talking Art' with a local high school string quartet about "Beatles vs. Stones"
The national touring show Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on October 20, 2020. The tribute bands Satisfaction and Abbey Road , wearing period clothing and playing vintage instruments, will be accompanied onstage during seven of their songs by a string quartet composed of local high school musicians. Pleasant Valley High School (PVHS) senior Madison Brady plays the cello, PVHS junior Lila Teitle and sophomore Thi Phan play violin, while North Scott High School junior Kaitlyn Wood performs on the viola. They will join the bands for the songs Eleanor Rigby, A Day in the Life, Hello Goodbye, Hey Jude, Gimme Shelter, and Ruby Tuesday. Listen to the conversation here with Madison Brady, Lila Teitle, and Kaitlyn Wood about the joy they feel being able to perform after months of artistic isolation due to the pandemic, the misperceptions other people may have about playing in a string quartet, and their experience in the Quad City Youth
28 minutes | 2 months ago
'Talking Art' with novelist John Shallman
Rock Island native John Shallman recently published his first novel, Return from Siberia.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
'Talking Art' with Cecile Houel
The acclaimed artist Cecile Houel works in Ft. Madison, IA where she has been creating beautiful, realistic portraits of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Twenty of her large 4’ x 4’ works are currently on display in a variety of locations throughout the Quad Cities. Ten are at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy in Bettendorf as part of their “Peace Starts Within” exhibit; six are on display at Quad City Arts’ airport gallery as part of their “A Portrait of Remarkable Women” show; and two portraits are at both the German American Heritage Center and in the River Center/Adler display cases. The portraits will be up through the end of October.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
'Talking Art' with Hannah Holman about the Quad City Music Academy
The Quad City Music Academy is a new school for students pursuing their musical education in cello, violin, viola, or bass. Private lessons are offered with a variety of accomplished professional musicians, and specialized courses and workshops are also available. The Academy is the first of its kind in the Quad Cities. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 semester will be held online.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
'Talking Art' with Gaye Shannon Burnett & Jonathan Burnett about Racial Inequity in the Arts
Racial inequity in the arts is well documented across all genres, from theatre, to film, literature, and the visual arts. The public outcry and protests that have occurred this year following the death of George Floyd and countless other people of color have resulted in a strong public reckoning regarding our own implicit biases regarding race. Those biases, in combination with existing economic disparities and entrenched institutional hierarchies affect what we see and view on screen, on stage, in museums, and read in books.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
'Talking Art' with Alma Gaul about the late sculptor Beverly Pepper
The innovative sculptor Beverly Pepper was a resident artist with the Visiting Artist program in the Quad Cities in 1981. Over a dozen works were created during her time here. Four of them remain in the Quad Cities, of which three are available for the general public to view. Her sculptures, many of them monumental in size, have been exhibited in major museums throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and in many locations throughout Italy where she resided for many decades.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Talking Art with Samantha Pauly
Originally from the Quad Cities, Samantha Pauly is an actor best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical on Broadway, and for her portrayal of Eva Perón in Jamie Lloyd’s critically acclaimed London revival of Evita .
24 minutes | 7 months ago
Talking Art with Amelia Bay
The freelance hairstylist, Amelia Bay, is originally from the Quad Cities and now works in television and on Broadway. She was in the midst of filming for the TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when the entertainment industry was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 minutes | 9 months ago
'Talking Art' with Mo Carter
Local singer/songwriter Mo Carter will be conducting a musical tour of the Figge Art Museum on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Inspired by some of her favorite art works, she will perform on her guitar and sing in her bold, soulful voice, accompanied by violinist Melinda Leasman. The “musical musing” begins at 6:30 PM and will wind through multiple galleries.
19 minutes | 9 months ago
'Talking Art' with Monica Austin
The country artist Monica Austin has been busy lately, recently releasing her first EP and opening for Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise at the Rust Belt on Feb 21, 2020.
20 minutes | 10 months ago
'Talking Art' with Jon Lovett
Jon Lovett, host of the irreverent podcast Lovett or Leave It , will be recording his show in front of a live audience at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8PM.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
'Talking Art' with Joyce and Tony Singh
The inaugural Quad Cities’ Environmental Film Series begins on Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 with the showing of The Biggest Little Farm . In a partnership between The Joyce & Tony Singh Foundation , the Sierra Club Eagle View Group , River Action , and Nahant Marsh , six films will be brought to the Figge Art Museum auditorium through May 17, 2020 which address climate change and the destruction of our natural spaces.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
'Talking Art' with Captain Bill Albracht
The EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaboration) exhibit is on display through February 15, 2020 at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum . This compelling and thought-provoking show pairs veterans’ stories with prints created by artists, with the intended purpose to bridge the gap between military and civilian life and to increase our understanding and connection with each other. In total, fifteen stories are told by veterans from all five branches of the military, who served in conflicts ranging from WWII to present-day Iraq and Afghanistan.
19 minutes | a year ago
'Talking Art' with Chris Rayburn and Tim Schiffer
An exhibit featuring photographs by Chris Rayburn, watercolors by Tim Schiffer, and glass works by John Miller will be displayed Dec 13, 2019 through Jan 24, 2020 at the Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery.
18 minutes | a year ago
'Talking Art' with Keenan Odenkirk
The hilariously irreverent holiday play Santaland Diaries , based on the essay by David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, will be performed Dec 12-15, 2019 at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College campus. Starring Keenan Odenkirk, this Mississippi Bend Players ’ production is certain to entertain as he recounts his experience working at Macy’s in New York City during the busy holiday season dressed as Crumpet the elf.
20 minutes | a year ago
'Talking Art' with Randy Richmond
The photographic artist Randy Richmond has two concurrent exhibits on display now in the Quad Cities: Verisimilitude in the Lewis Gallery at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, and The Set Table: Forks on the Left, Metaphors on the Right at the Quad City Arts’ gallery in Rock Island.
21 minutes | a year ago
'Talking Art' with Sarah Rehmer
The mixed media artist Sarah Rehmer ’s solo exhibition A Tenuous Space is currently on display at the ArtSpace Gallery on the Black Hawk College campus in Moline. Using vintage book paper, rusted paper, encaustic, oil paint, and eco-dyed fabric and paper, she explores the elusive aspects of memory, thought, and communication in ethereal works created over the past five years.
27 minutes | a year ago
'Talking Art' with Ilmar Gavilan of the Harlem Quartet
The widely acclaimed Harlem Quartet is in residence from October 21-25, 2019 as part of Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series . Founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization , their mission is to build diversity in classical music, and to engage new and young audiences through the discovery of a varied musical repertoire that includes works by minority composers. This Grammy Award winning quartet performs jazz, Latin, and contemporary music in addition to their classical work.
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