This year Emma Trelles won the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize for her forthcoming collection of poems Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011) and I can’t wait to get my copy. Silvia Curbelo, 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize judge, wrote that Tropicalia’s “vast creative energy drew from many different sources to shape a new hybrid most [...]
It has been a very long time since any Christmas carolers came to my door, and even longer since I went myself, as a youngster. But I remember distinctly walking the frozen streets of our northern Illinois hometown, singing along with a group of people I think were from church or high school, or a [...]
Is a blank canvas empty of art? See for yourself with a solo show from Miami’s Frances Trombly at the Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale (the first solo show at the relatively new exhibition space, made possible from a $10,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant). Called “Paintings,” the excellent, subtle show forces you to think about [...]
Donna Scott has enthralled Charlotte theater-goers the last several years with thought-provoking productions such as The Body Chronicles and spirited plays such as The Dixie Swim Club. Now she has brought her production talents to the world of cinema – and hoping for a worldwide audience.
By Bechtler Staff The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art hosted a lecture December 1, 2010 by Laurent Le Bon, a leading authority on modern and contemporary art who is considered one of the major forces in the art world today. Le Bon spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 people in the Wells [...]
The holidays are here and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (love it!) is playing at the Arsht Center however I decided to do something different Saturday night. I attended Sweat Records’ Vegan Potluck Dinner for delicious vegan food and live storytelling
By Aaron Levy, executive director and chief curator of the Slought Foundation For the last few months, I have had the pleasure of working out of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown New York. My “office” is not to be found amongst administration on the 6th floor, however; nor will you find me listed [...]
In its first year of operation, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture surpassed projections with 67,000 people visiting the facility to view exhibits, engage with artists and take classes. About 57,000 had been expected. For CEO David Taylor, that’s just the beginning.
The violinist Elmar Oliveira won the gold medal in the Tchaikovsky competition in 1978 (sharing it with Latvia’s Ilya Grubert), and is still the only American ever to win that prize. Since then he’s been steadily concertizing, recording and teaching. I’ve heard him a couple of times up at Lynn University in Boca Raton, once [...]
Tigertail’s 2010-2011 season has kept poetry alive and fire-breathing all around South Florida. Coming up next: WordSpeak. Tigertail’s teen spoken word project will celebrate