Arts & Culture

Tim Ayers

An unlikely, local author is making history come to life. With the help of his family, ten-year-old Jude Rennie, from LeClaire, has written an adventure book for kids about Buffalo Bill. 

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
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.


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. 


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