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Bechtler Museum receives grant to expand outreach efforts

Charlotte // July 31, 2014

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The Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund, one of the largest women’s collective giving groups in the country, recently awarded the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art $54,600 grant. The grant will provide funding to the museum’s artists in schools and accessibility programs, as well as community outreach to under-served populations. The Women’s Impact Fund awards grants annually […]

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Smattering of subjects from serene to macabre at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // July 31, 2014

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For a smattering of subjects from the serene to the macabre – and sometimes somewhere in between – the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) provides. Knight Arts grantee PPAC is in the midst of their 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, which spans the work of more than 40 photographers who aim their lenses at both […]

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Hot ticket: Square Lake Film and Music Festival with performances by Low and a live film score by Anonymous Choir

Music, St. Paul // July 31, 2014

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Mark your calendars: the August 9 Square Lake Film and Music Festival is going to be a hot ticket again this year. (Last year’s festival sold out for the fourth year in a row, so it’s smart to act sooner than later to reserve your spot if you’d like to go.) Just a few miles […]

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Philly residents prepare for battle in Shakespeare in the park

Philadelphia // July 30, 2014

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By Katti Gray, New York-based journalist When a staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” opens tonight in Philadelphia, city native Brian Anthony Wilson, a black actor perhaps best known for being Detective Vernon Holley in the award-winning “The Wire” television series, will take the stage as king. “I’m here because I am an actor,” Wilson said. […]

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Poetic Peace Arts celebrates 11 years of open mics and arts education

Macon, Poetry // July 30, 2014

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This August marks 11 years of Poetic Peace Arts producing open mic sessions at local bars, coffeehouses, galleries and many other venues around town. Through the years, this literary movement has encouraged many artists to perform and teach such talents as oratorical and writing skills to young people and adults. These programs take place at […]

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Young love, “First Love” new art-related project coming to Summit Artspace

Akron // July 30, 2014

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When Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, was opening its current exhibit, “Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air,” Sandy Kreisman, executive director of Akron Area Arts Alliance, was abuzz and duly excited about a project she was working on before, during, and as she hoped, after the opening reception of the other show. The one catching […]

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Burn off some summer heat with the James Carter Organ Trio

Miami, Music // July 30, 2014

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One of the jazz world’s more interesting players is the Detroit-born saxophonist, bandleader and composer James Carter, who made a big splash in the classical world a couple years back with his performance and then recording of Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones. One of the reasons for its success was that it spotlighted a performer […]

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Dive into our precious coral at MIA

Miami // July 29, 2014

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As annoying air travel is these days, the MIA Galleries at Miami International have been doing a great job in alleviating the tension-filled experience. Throughout the various terminals and even at specific gates, the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the airport have been planting permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, even site-specific performances, often […]

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The art of Dick Myers revived during Motor City Puppet Blast at the DIA

Detroit // July 29, 2014

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The DIA was jumping this weekend with the Motor City Puppet Blast, part of the 2014 Puppeteers of America Great Lakes Regional Festival, which took place all weekend, July 25-27, with a packed program for the delight of puppetheads, young and old. One highlight of the weekend was a recreation by performer and archivist Seth […]

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Black farmers past and present celebrated at African American Museum

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // July 29, 2014

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Agriculture has been the backbone of the United States since its inception and well before. Sprawling tracts of land tilled by tireless farmers is an image ingrained into Americana. Without their knowledge and labor, there would be no way to feed so many people across the far-flung corners of North America. The African American Museum […]

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