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By Maite Barragan, PhD candidate at Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University Throughout the fall semester at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Art History graduate student Maite Barragan has been part of a project funded by the KnightArts grant to bring attention to Philadelphia-born artist, Charles Searles. The artist was celebrated […]

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Living in the River of Grass

Published on December 12, 2013 by in Miami

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By Bill Maxwell, AIRIE Fellow ‘When I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I’ve been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures,” conservationist John Muir wrote in his essay “A Boyhood in Scotland.” If you change Muir’s Scotland to Florida, you […]

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Basel 2013 has come and gone, but has its impact? This week, WLRN digs into the South Florida art market. The Sunshine Economy talks to Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl, Gallery Diet owner Nina Johnson-Milewski, artist Emmett Moore and others to explore the ins and outs of the local art market. Click here to listen […]

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By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony In Colombia’s Aburrá Valley, in the northern range of the Andes Mountains, second-year New World Symphony (NWS) Trumpet Fellow Dylan Girard worked with a group of young brass musicians from the Academia de la Filarmónica de Medellín (the academy affiliated with the city’s sole professional orchestra, la Orquestra Filarmónica […]

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation Watching four children and their parents shuffle onto the main floor of the Knight Concert Hall to hear Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Holly Hudak had a moment. Hudak is the managing director of Cleveland Orchestra Miami, and it’s easy to understand why every orchestral performance moves her. Yet watching […]

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Bass Museum Basel 2013 update

Published on December 3, 2013 by in Miami

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art With Art Basel Miami Beach looming large, we’ve been very busy at the Bass Museum of Art of late, with the installation of Piotr Uklański’s exhibition ESL and Art Public in Collins Park. This all follows on from the opening of TIME, featuring projects by Hernan Bas, Manny […]

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By Neal Hecker, WPBT The new production at the Actor’s Playhouse is a twist on an American holiday tradition, offering the audience a chance to watch somebody else’s family meltdown around the dinner table. The play, making it’s South  Florida Premiere, was written by Sean Grennan.  The title, “Making God Laugh” according to Artistic Director […]

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By Robert P. Smith, Philadelphia Theatre Company Anna Deavere Smith is an internationally recognized artist, who is known for creating a groundbreaking new form a theatre employing both performance and journalism. The Pipeline Project, devised and implemented by Anna Deavere Smith, will explore the “school to prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend wherein children are […]

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The Knight-funded and  WPBT produced program “Artloft” won a 2013 Suncoast Emmy for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. The lead piece of the winning episode, Artloft 117, is about the recent show at Locust Projects by community engagement artist Theaster Gates. Neal Hecker, Kandra Velez, Marlon Johnson, Dennis Scholl and Yoandy Vidal were awarded the Emmy […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Spain is a land of poets more famous than its great musicians. Though at first sight Javier Perianes does not look the type, he is indeed a poet, and a good one. He is a pianist, and a good one. Three seasons ago, Perianes made his Miami debut […]

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