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 By Liz Shannon, Bass Museum of Art It’s a bit discombobulating to walk into the Taplin gallery and see a pile of bubble-wrapped arms, but that’s par for the course when your upcoming exhibition involves fashion mannequins. To explain, the Bass Museum of Art’s new show is Vanitas: Fashion and Art, which includes avant garde ready-to-wear […]

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By Josh Campbell, PTC Education Intern and University of the Arts student “I use my work as a forum; to offer up a discussion and invite those who may not either have their stories presented onstage or come to theatre and be a part of the discussion” Anna Deavere Smith, did just that on Wednesday […]

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By Peter Rozek Canadian Residency is pleased to announce that Canadian Artist Shary Boyle is coming to Detroit through our Knight Arts Challenge-funded program! Boyle starts off her stay in Detroit, Wednesday April 2nd at 6 p.m. speaking as a part of the Cranbrook Art Museum’s [Spring] Edition Lecture Series. The talk will held in […]

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By K. Obolensky,  Ten Thousand Things Ten Thousand Things performs plays for everyone. The word “everyone” encompasses people in shelters, prisons, chemical dependency centers, immigrant centers, ELL learners, teens in juvenile detention centers, homes for the aged, tribal colleges. adult ed centers, community colleges, detox centers, housing projects, libraries in small towns, and a paying […]

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts At Springboard for the Arts, we just launched a new national home for creative ideas. We’re calling it the Creative Exchange. What exactly is it? The short answer is, that it’s up to you. It’s a place for exchange: of stories, practical resources and conversation. It’s a place […]

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By Stacey Holland, Forecast Public Art In 2013 The Public Art Scrambler began convening self-defined public art professionals connect with their peers in the Twin Cities. The meetings focus on issues and ideas related to public art creation – temporary and permanent – and are determined collectively at an annual community meeting. Past meetings explored […]

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra SPCO President Bruce Coppock is thrilled to announce that this Artistic Partnership marks Denk’s first appointed position with an orchestra. “Jeremy’s star is clearly on the rise and we consider it a major coup for him to join us. I have had the pleasure of witnessing Jeremy’s […]

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By Rudy Sablon, Motivational Edge Rudy Sablon is director of programs for The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit that uses the arts to inspire youth towards academic achievement, increased self-confidence and building essential life skills. Below, he writes about a lyrical expression and audio recording program, which is receiving $50,000 in new support from Knight Foundation. […]

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By Francis Grunow, Marche du Nain Rouge Francis Grunow is the organizer of Marche du Nain Rouge, an annual festival and parade supported by Knight Foundation, planned for Sunday, March 23, in Detroit. Imagine more than 4,000 revelers coming together on the streets of Detroit, dressed in the spirit of raw, creative energy to shake […]

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By Kerry Shiller, Zoetic Stage This week, Zoetic Stage opens its fifth world-premiere production, Clark Gable Slept Here, a Hollywood satire by award-winning playwright Michael McKeever (who talks about the play in the above video.) Directed by Zoetic Stage’s artistic director Stuart Meltzer and starring Carbonell Award winners Michael McKeever and Lela Elam, Clay Cartland, […]

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