Carolyn Martin

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. 

Michael Kienzle's work is on display at the Hudson River Gallery in Iowa City through November 11.
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Carolyn Martin talks with Michael Kienzle, a painter whose exhibit “Outside the Lines” is currently showing at the Hudson River Gallery in Iowa City, and who also happens to be a University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics emeritus professor of Cardiology.

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. 

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.

Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

In this installment, Carolyn Martin talks with C.J. Monzyk about the Handpan – the history of this unusual instrument, how it creates such ethereal sounds, and how it has accompanied him on his spiritual journey.

Carolyn Martin talks to Benjamin Fawks, owner of Rozz Tox in Rock Island, about the All Senses Festival and Lowland Block Party.

'Welcome To Davenport' mural by Johnnie Cluney
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Longtime WVIK listeners might remember the program Art Talks. It was hosted by the late Bruce Carter and featured interviews with local painters, musicians, and writers.

Now, as part of our efforts to enhance coverage of the local art scene, we'll bring you Talking Art, a segment during Morning Edition.