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Voting is open for the South Florida Peoples Choice Award!

KAC Miami, Miami // October 20, 2014

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Starting today, all you need is a cellphone to help a local artist’s dream project come to life. We just launched the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award in South Florida, where you, the public, helps decide which of six local arts organizations receives $20,000 for their idea. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite […]

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Announcing 58 winners in the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge!

Detroit, KAC Detroit // October 6, 2014

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It is hard to believe one year has passed since we announced the winners of the first Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, a group The Detroit Free Press called the “soul of Detroit.” In the last year, projects like Dlectricty, Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, North American Souvenir’s Canadian Residency, Mark Wallace’s Recycled Guitars and more have taken shape […]

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Sundance comes to #KnightCities

All Communities // October 21, 2014

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By Nate von Zumwalt, editorial manager for Sundance Institute. Discovering and supporting independent artists is what Sundance Institute is all about. We believe that providing an inclusive space for artists to create and thrive encourages diverse stories and greater understanding.  In 2013, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation joined us in support of […]

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Duval-Carrié joins ranks of art elite

Miami // October 21, 2014

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Edouard Duval-Carrié needs no introduction to the local art world, or to the socially active community. Fresh off his highly acclaimed solo exhibition at PAMM last spring, Duval-Carrié has cemented a permanent place in Miami’s art pantheon. But he now joins nationally significant art practitioners such as Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Theaster Gates, Meredith Monk […]

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PuppetLAB theater brings a colorful and impactful program of new work to PuppetART Theater

Detroit // October 21, 2014

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On the weekend of October 17-18, PuppetART Theater (a Knight Arts grantee) held the PuppetLAB Festival, two nights of original puppet performances, some of which have been in development for more than a year. PuppetLAB is a program that runs from June-October, with the goal of developing new puppet performances, and the five performance teams […]

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Art of the hex and finding meaning in secular magic with Nick Lenker

Philadelphia // October 21, 2014

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Shamanistic rituals filled with enigmatic symbolism are occurring at Practice Gallery in the most fancy of ways: Fancy Dutch ways. Anyone familiar with the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) immigrants that populated many parts of the Keystone State through the 17th and 18th centuries might also know about their patterned ceramics or their kaleidoscopic hex signs. But […]

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A mixed bag of site-specific performances

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // October 20, 2014

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“Daydreaming with Jean” by Marissa Alma Nick. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

This weekend I headed to the Design District to see a series of roving, site-specific, 30-minute performances. I didn’t want to go out, but I did, and it was (more or less) worth the 10-minute drive. The evening began on the gorgeous rooftop terrace of The Garden Building. We entered through a private back entrance […]

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Creole Cuban Choir brings a fusion of Haitian and Afro-Caribbean beats to the Ordway

Music, St. Paul // October 20, 2014

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The Creole Cuban Choir is on stage at the Ordway (a Knight Arts grantee) for a one-night-only performance this week. The 10-person ensemble also goes by the moniker “the Desandann” (literally, “the descendants”), so named for their dedication to keeping alive the songs passed down in their families for generations. This is music rooted in […]

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“Soul of a Folk Artist” exhibit features I. Root’s handmade crafts

Dance, Macon, Music // October 20, 2014

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During the month of October at the SoChi Gallery, a sports collection of three-dimensional paintings created by the folk artist Monroe Jackson will be on display and for sale. As a craftsman, Monroe Jackson is better known as I. Root. Every since he was a young boy, he always flaunted his artistic talents. Once, he […]

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The Gold Line streetcar: “Looking Forward/Looking Back”

Charlotte // October 20, 2014

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Transportation – it moves us forward toward some destination, some goal, or maybe someone. We hear this word, and we think about the future and what is ahead. Rarely do we hear this word and think about what gets left behind or the past. But in a way that is exactly what the Queen City’s […]

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Knight Foundation and VP Arts Dennis Scholl secure four Suncoast Emmy nominations

Miami // October 19, 2014

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It’s a big year for Knight Arts. Knight Foundation and VP/Arts Dennis Scholl have been nominated for four Suncoast Emmys. Art Loft Episode #236, a Knight-funded program created in conjunction with WPBT, was nominated for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. Dennis Scholl produced and directed two of the three Art Loft segments in the nominated episode: […]

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