WVIK interviews artists from all different genres and all over the Quad Cities about their work.
Talking Art with Erika Holshoe
The Kinogarten film series is a collaboration between the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) in Davenport and Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. Free of charge, all six films will be shown on the first Friday of each month from April through September of 2021 in the intriguing outdoor garden space at Rozz-Tox. Did you know? The German word for cinema is kino while garten translates to garden. The remaining films are: May 7: The Tin Drum June 4: Free Fall July 2: Mephisto Aug 6: Transit Sept 3: Ali:
Talking Art with Steve Banks
The exhibition “Construct/Destruct” by artist Steve Banks is on display through April 30, 2021 at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy in Bettendorf. Featuring large-scale mixed media works or “painted constructions” as well as smaller ceramic sculptures, the artist weaves together architectural, industrial, and road trip images in an homage to our past – what once was, and what has been repurposed. Examining the leaning, tilting towers of his ceramic works or carefully inspecting the layered
Talking Art with Marc Zyla
Marc Zyla, the Principal Horn and Director of Education & Community Engagement for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, has a new podcast “ Because .” Twice a month, a new episode will be released during which Marc chats with artists and explores their stories of the people, places, and things that had to fall into place to make their careers happen.
Talking Art with Kit Polen
Kit Polen, Associate Principal bassist for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra , has a unique perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic, as musicians and artists suffered a disproportionate loss this past year after performance venues and concert halls around the world were shuttered. His wisdom and insights are refreshing as we mark the one-year anniversary from when our lives changed so suddenly.
Talking Art with Vanessa Sage
Figge Art Museum Assistant Curator Vanessa Sage will deliver a virtual lecture entitled Rebel Artists on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This is a free event, although registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to all participants several hours before the talk begins, and a Q&A session will be held following the conclusion of the lecture.
Talking Art with Emily Nash and Bruno Silva
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will perform a tribute to the unique sound of American music with their Signature Series III concert on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM, inspired by the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition For America . This intimate string trio performance will be available for a limited socially distanced audience at the Figge as well as via digital access/live streaming. Emily Nash, Associate Concertmaster and violinist; Bruno Silva, violist; and Kit Pollen, Associate