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Announcing the 2014 winners of the South Florida Knight Arts Challenge

KAC Miami, Miami // December 1, 2014

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Each year since 2008, Knight Foundation has asked South Florida, “What’s your best idea for the arts?” Looking back on the growth of the arts in our community these past seven years is astounding. Last year, we celebrated the opening of the Perez Art Museum of Miami, YoungArts’ new home in the Bacardi Building, and […]

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Thursday night action: Infinite Mile and inifinite Juggalos

Detroit // December 19, 2014

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On Thursday, December 18th, surrounded by the artificial woodlands at the Cass Café, the crew behind Infinite Mile (a Knight Arts grantee) debuted their Year 1 print compendium to much-deserved kudos, distributing copies to contributors and those savvy enough to pre-order for the holidays. The enchanting book, designed by artist Osman Khan, contains the entirety […]

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All the right moves: Jim Drain’s Chess Tables in Collins Park

Miami // December 19, 2014

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art According to Marcel Duchamp, “all artists are not chess players — all chess players are artists.” Visitors to Collins Park can now put this assertion to the test by playing chess on Miami-based artist Jim Drain’s newest work, Chess Tables (2014), located just off 22nd Street, opposite the […]

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Richly colored art marks “Kaleidoscope” at Summit Artspace

Akron // December 19, 2014

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At Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, the annual holiday show – “Kaleidoscope 2014,” now on view through New Year’s Eve –is a colorful exhibit. Don’t miss the chance to see it during the season, for this year’s collection of entries will add texture, sparkle, rich and lustrous color to the gray cold days of […]

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Residencies to open horizons

KAC Miami, Miami // December 19, 2014

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ArtCenter/South Florida, as promised, is continuing to expand its scope. In its 30th year anniversary, the center has already announced that it has sold its flagship building at 800 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, which is giving it a massive infusion of funds to re-open another space elsewhere and expand programming significantly (as of now, […]

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Borscht is back!

Miami, Theater // December 18, 2014

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It’s that time of year again when the boys (and girls) from the Borscht Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, come out to play (on the big screen) at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. It’s also the time when the community comes together for a few rounds of machete fencing. (More on that later.) […]

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Cultural exchange and craft at the McColl Center

Charlotte // December 18, 2014

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The craft tradition is particularly strong in North Carolina, especially in the realm of ceramics. After all, the North Carolina pottery tradition from regions like Seagrove is world-renowned. Very few of us think about Mexican pottery traditions when we hear North Carolina and pottery in the same phrase. There is, however, a significant community of […]

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Detroit house guests become collaborators on new album

Detroit // December 18, 2014

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There are artist residencies, and then there is this idea out of Detroit: Artists-Musicians Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, the couple behind the electro band ADULT., are inviting musicians from around the country into their home to collaborate on an album. Starting this month, the selected musicians will get to know the city, have a […]

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Artists become others at Napoleon

Philadelphia // December 18, 2014

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A beige canvas rectangle on the floor topped with a human-size, plush stick figure of the same color greeted visitors to the second floor hallway of 319 North 11th Street on First Friday. Seeing that the hallway of this multiform art destination is a severely underutilized space, the regulars stopped in their tracks as much […]

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Festival and event marketing workshop shares secrets for success

Macon // December 17, 2014

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Fantastic fundraisers and solid sponsorships are key elements when it comes to planning a festival or event. Many of these productions are created to help with a cause marketing effort where donations are essential. While other events may be generated for profit with a dual purpose of enlightening the community, it’s also necessary to have investors […]

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Happy Craziest New Year

St. Paul // December 17, 2014

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For the past three years, Dangerous Productions has produced a unique series of shows called Happy Minnesota. The project was created with a focus on fostering economic growth, play and community along St. Paul’s Central Corridor. Over the course of nine productions, Happy shows have been performed in both vacant storefronts and active businesses all […]

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