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'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.

'Talking Art' With Philip Jayson Lasker And Philip William McKinley

Beginner's Luck , a play written by Emmy Award-nominated Philip Jayson Lasker , will premiere Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College campus.

'Talking Art' With Bruce Walters

There is a new mural outside the German American Heritage Center in Davenport to celebrate the opening of their latest exhibit, "Sound Mind Sound Body: Turnverein Traditions". Created by Bruce Walters, Professor of Art at Western Illinois University, it is 30 feet by 10 feet and depicts a German gymnast suspending himself from rings in a feat of extreme upper-body strength.

'Talking Art' With Figge College Invitational Winner Gail Ray

The 10th annual College Invitational art exhibition is on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport through Aug. 12, 2018. Students from eight different area colleges and universities have submitted their best artwork, from Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Western Illinois University, Knox College, and Monmouth College in Illinois, and from St. Ambrose University, Scott Community College, and Clinton Community College in Iowa.

'Talking Art' With Quad City Arts' Sarah Robb

The Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program, run by Quad City Arts, is hard at work on three new murals this summer. They are going up at Douglas Park in Rock Island, the K&K Hardware store in Bettendorf, and inside the south parking ramp of Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

'Talking Art' With Codfish Hollow's Tiffany Biehl And Heather Houzenga

Codfish Hollow , located five miles east of Maquoketa, Iowa, on a rural farmstead, is a unique music venue where prominent regional and national indie musicians perform in a rustic barn. Paste magazine has called it a "true oasis." Opened in 2009, Codfish Hollow has attracted a surprising number of well-known bands who have heard about the venue and the legendary hospitality of owners Tiffany and Shawn Biehl.

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