Filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster Quin Mathews will be featured at a live and virtual event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Allen Public Library. To view the free program go to allentx.swagit.com. Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through [email protected]
A news anchor by the age of 22, Quin remained in broadcast journalism for 21 years. In 1993, he departed Channel 8 WFAA-TV in Dallas to devote full time to Quin Mathews Films, telling stories of business, culture and the arts via television, film and radio.
Quin has shot documentaries around the world on subjects like emerging artists in China, folk churches in Mexico, and solar power in Africa. His films on art have been shown in major museums across the United States, Asia and Europe.
In 1988, with radio partner Sharon Benge, he co-founded the hugely popular program Art Matters, which was broadcast on WRR 101.1. During its 25-year run, it featured more than 2,500 interviews with people in the arts from around the world. To celebrate 25 years of both Quin Mathews Films and Art Matters, The Dallas Museum of Art held a screening of some favorite moments. The occasion also celebrated the donation of thousands of interviews and films about art to the DMA’s digital archive.
In 2008, Quin received the Legends Award from the Dallas Contemporary. In 2012, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business Council for the Arts.
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