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'Talking Art' With Felix Vallejo

Felix Vallejo purchased in 2017 a dilapidated building at 820 5th Avenue in Moline that had originally been a Skelly gas station. Built in 1932, it needed significant repair work and had become an eyesore in the Floreciente neighborhood. A collaboration between Felix and the Global Communities organization resulted in the historic renovation of the building's exterior and the painting of a brightly colored mural on the retaining wall adjacent to it.

'Talking Art' With The Figge's Andrew Wallace

William L. Hawkins was a self-taught artist who created an astonishing body of vibrant, colorful, and large-scale paintings late in life, executed in a highly personal style. Hawkins incorporated collage and assemblage of found objects to create work meant to both shock and delight viewers. His cityscapes often portrayed buildings in his beloved town of Columbus, Ohio. He also vividly portrayed historical events, religious subjects, and animals in his unique and joyous style.

'Talking Art' With Pat Bereskin

The Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy moved to its expanded gallery and classroom space at 2967 State Street in Bettendorf, Iowa, in August of 2017. The top floor is a large light-filled space featuring the work of various local artists in all mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, ceramics, and more.

'Talking Art' With Impressionism Scholar Ross King

The internationally bestselling author Ross King will deliver two lectures at the Figge Art Museum in conjunction with the current "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" exhibit .

'Talking Art' With Figge's Tim Schiffer About "French Moderns" Exhibit

"French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" will be exhibited at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport from Oct. 9, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019. Featuring 60 works curated by the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit is a veritable art history course displayed through painting and sculpture, showcasing work by icons including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Degas, and Rodin.

'Talking Art' With Naim Bouchareb Of Iowa Oriental Rug Company And Renaissance Antiques

The Iowa Oriental Rug Company and Renaissance Antiques , owned by Naim Bouchareb, is located in Davenport. The decorative arts are well represented here, where you will find a large selection of new and used oriental rugs in addition to high end antiques, including Tiffany glass, sterling, and porcelain.

'Talking Art' With Naim Bouchareb Of Iowa Oriental Rug Company And Renaissance Antiques

'Talking Art' With Potter And Muralist Sally Gierke

Sally Gierke is a potter and muralist from Bettendorf who creates utilitarian earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain objects. Her large-scale murals have adorned local schools in Davenport, Bettendorf, and Moline, with the largest at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Bettendorf.

'Talking Art' With Kyle Carter Of The Alternating Currents Festival

The 2nd annual Alternating Currents Festival will take place Aug. 23-26 in downtown Davenport. Featuring a dizzying array of film screenings, music performances, comedy acts, and art displays, over 100 events will be held in 16 venues within walking distance over the course of the four-day event.

'Talking Art' With Students Rebuild

Students Rebuild is a collaborative program of the Bezos Family Foundation, whose mission is to inspire young people worldwide to connect, learn, and take collective action on critical global issues. Each year, they identify a new challenge to help the world's youth come together and feel empowered to make a difference. The challenges ask young people to create a symbolic object. The foundation matches the art with funding, which is provided to non-profit organizations who work directly with the

'Talking Art' With Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico

Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico (QCBF) was founded in 1984 by Arnulfo Camarillo with the mission to express and promote Hispanic culture through dance and music. Located at 525 16th St. in Moline, the nonprofit organization teaches students ages 4-18 the intricacies of Mexican folk dancing. They also offer a mentorship program and an educational program to their students.

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