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Actors’ Summit Announces its 16th season, featuring five regional premieres

Akron, Theater // August 29, 2014

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Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, is the area’s only professional theater. Not only does it put on quality productions, it seeks to introduce area residents to new materials that haven’t been seen before. That’s what it plans to do again when it brings five regional premiere works in its six productions for its 16th […]

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9338 Campau opens to impress, with a survey of Saffell Gardner

Detroit // August 29, 2014

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The much-anticipated artspace, 9338 Campau, opened on Friday, August 22nd with a stunning survey of work by painter and sculptor Saffell Gardner, which drew from a body of work 40+ years in the making. The space, managed by curator Steve Panton, follows his dedicated efforts at 2739 Edwin, a mainstay of the Hamtramck art scene. […]

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Artists-in-residence amplify creative energy of North Philly neighborhood

Philadelphia // August 28, 2014

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By Lillian Dunn, SPACES program manager The SPACES Artists-in-Residence program at The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, offers a new spin on the artist residency model. Instead of working in remote solitude, SPACES artists move into colorful row homes in the heart of North Philadelphia. More “residents” […]

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“Hight Tea” @ inkub8

Dance, Miami, Theater // August 28, 2014

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“High Tea” by Guillermo León Gómez.

“High Tea” on Saturday, August 30th from 8-10 p.m.  marks the conclusion of Guillermo León Gómez’s month-long residency at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee). During his residency, Gómez has focused on his obsession with repetition, replication and consumerist culture and how those three things impact the body and/or are expressed through the body. He has […]

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“Spiral Bound”: the importance of arts education

Charlotte // August 28, 2014

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In October of 2012, the Arts & Science Council in partnership with Mecklenburg County opened Studio 345 at Spirit Square. Studio 345 is a free, after-school youth development program that uses the arts, specifically digital photography and multimedia, to engage and inspire students. The program aims to foster a sense of belonging and interconnectedness through […]

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One Year In, Open Arts fosters deep connections to Arts in Philadelphia

Philadelphia // August 28, 2014

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By Chaney Harter, Campus Philly One year ago, Campus Philly launched a program that, in the hands of college students, unlocks the entire spectrum of Philadelphia’s arts and culture communities, thanks to the generous funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Through free membership in Open Arts, students gain access to free […]

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Graduate students test the limits of ceramics at The Clay Studio

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 28, 2014

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For a decade, The Clay Studio has awarded $15,000 to 30 emerging ceramics artists through its annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. Fourteen of these participants have gone on to become residents artists at the Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee. Now in its eleventh year, the exhibition draws from some of the best […]

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Miami group uses art to refresh art song

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // August 27, 2014

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Mix a display of sculptures by a major West African artist with an art song recital, and what do you get? Something, perhaps, that’s half art exhibit and half concert, or maybe something that glides between the two worlds ably enough that an audience member would be unaware of any obvious joins between the two. […]

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First Friday September calls for bluegrass by Recycled Grass

Dance, Macon, Music // August 27, 2014

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E Everybody looks forward to First Friday in downtown Macon. There’s a plethora of fun to enjoy including food, music and spirits. A lot of the venues book live musicians for this once-a-month event because it’s an extraordinary night that generates an economic boost to the community. Many cities around the United States have a […]

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Tpt’s Rewire seeks video submissions for a third season of “Are You MN Enough?”

St. Paul // August 27, 2014

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Twin Cities Public Television’s Rewire (a Knight Arts grantee) is bringing back its charming YouTube video series this fall. “Are you MN Enough” is in the midst of a call for entries, in fact. They’re seeking original shorts “on a quintessentially Minnesota topic,” two to six minutes in length, from Twin Cities video-makers (amateurs and professionals, […]

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