Arts & Culture


Courtesy of Valerie Davis Bibbs

Carolyn Martin talks with Valerie Davis Bibbs, from Great Sounds Promotions, about the upcoming Smooth Jazz Fall Festival. 


Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A visiting artist at Augustana College needs more crocheted circles to complete an expanded yarn-bombing project. 

Scribble: Rev. Wilfred Karsten

Oct 14, 2017


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.


WVIK News

Paintings by a nearly-forgotten artist from the Quad Cities are featured now at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Irma Rene Koen was born in Rock Island in 1883, lived and painted here for many years, and then moved to Mexico where she died in 1975.

In light of the current Figge exhibition, Edouard Duval Carrié: Endless Flight, Claire and Melissa explore the topic of Haitian art with Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and Caribbean art scholar, Dr. Alfredo Rivera of Grinnell College. 

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. 

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