Arts & Culture

'Welcome To Davenport' mural by Johnnie Cluney
Carolyn Martin / WVIK

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.

  The Writer's Almanac

Lacy Scarmana

This is the complete audio from the Rainbow Coalition panel held at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art on August 30, 2017. 

Courtesy of Daniel Tucker

In this episode, we switch things up a bit, and Melissa talks to Claire about the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art's current exhibition, Organize Your Own: the Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. 

  The Writer's Almanac

(from left) Hy Thurman, Antonio Lopez, Michael James and Stan McKinney discuss the Rainbow Coalition at a panel hosted by the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, moderated by Brian Lovato (right).
Lacy Scarmana

Original members of the Rainbow Coalition joined a panel discussion at Augustana College Wednesday night. The multi-racial Coalition was formed in Chicago during the 1960s to work against racism, poverty and oppression. 

  The Writer's Almanac

file, Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

This fall, a tree on 7th Avenue in Rock Island will become even more colorful than usual. The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art has received a federal grant to do a yarn-bombing project.

Courtesy of Craig Frederiksen

 

A Moline native is spending tens-of-thousands of dollars to check a major item off his bucket list: swimming across the English Channel.

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