Carolyn Martin

Carolyn Martin

Charlotte Blake Alston is a master storyteller, narrator, and librettist, and is spending two weeks in our community as a Quad City Arts Visiting Artist. She tells stories in the tradition of an African griot, interspersing both traditional and contemporary tales in a celebration of both African and African-American oral history and traditions.

The second annual GAS Feed & Seed Festival will be held February 15-17 in Davenport, featuring 20 bands, playing in two locations over three fun-filled nights. 

Musician Mikey Loy is renovating an old church in Le Claire, Iowa to create a new recording studio.
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Mikey Loy is the guitarist and lead vocalist for the local indie/rock band The Penny Serfs. 

Augustana College

Augustana College students will perform “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” at the college’s Brunner Theatre in January and February of 2018. 

Nate Lawrence is the executive director of Polyrhythms, a local non-profit organization dedicated to provide exposure to the arts. 

Central hallway, East building, John Deere headquarters
Courtesy of Deere and Company

The John Deere headquarters in Moline holds one of the best corporate art collections in the world, thanks in large part to the vision of former chairman Bill Hewitt. 

The images for the Advent calendar are displayed in the windows of the German American Heritage Center.
gahc.org

The German American Heritage Center and the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities have collaborated on their third annual giant advent calendar. 

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Quad City residents have consistently stated that aesthetics and having a unique landmark were the two factors that mattered most in the design of a replacement I-74 bridge.

Carolyn Martin talks with Michelle and Joe Stroehle, co-owners of River Bend Retro, about mid-century modern design. 

Laura Wriedt and Brian Allen from "The Big Picture"
Courtesy of the Figge Art Museum

Carolyn Martin talks with Laura Wriedt and Brian Allen about “The Big Picture” program created by the Figge Art Museum. 

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