Dreaming of Sugar Plums

Published on December 19, 2013 by in Miami

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By Emily Parkinson, Miami City Ballet Sugar Plums have been dancing in the heads of ballerinas everywhere — and for many more nights than just the night be for Christmas;-) Whether it’s the moment a little girl puts on her first pair of ballet slippers, or sees the Sugar Plum Fairy work her magic onstage, […]

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By Kimberly Niemela, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. Following a year of community planning and art-making, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. opened the first of three new Site and Sound Gardens in North Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood.  Funded by the Knight Arts, the project is transforming abandoned city lots into public green spaces with visual and […]

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By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy Walker West Music Academy is moving to a new home just across the street from its current location on Selby Ave. in St. Paul. The 25-year-old community music academy plans to create a vibrant new center for music education in a building owned by Mytana Corporation at 760 […]

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CBS Miami takes a closer look at the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge and its People’s Choice winner Teo Castellanos. Castellanos and Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl visited the network to talk Miami stories, the Challenge and the “work that makes a difference.” Click here to watch the video.  

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Detroit resident Mark Wallace was awarded an $8,000 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit grant to turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity by using reclaimed lumber to create guitars. The dream is becoming a reality. Wallace’s project was chronicled this month as students from Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joined the competition. […]

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Opera leaps from the stage to the screen this month as The Minnesota Opera’s performance of Silent Night airs on PBS stations throughout the country. Based on a true story, the opera tells the story of a group of Scottish, French and German officers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce during World […]

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By Kirstin Wiegmann, Forecast Public Art Each year, Forecast Public Art hosts a series of community events focused on bringing people together to learn and connect around ideas, questions and concepts related to public art. OpenSpace/OpenBar is a mixture of structured conversation and open dialogue time — all of it driven by the experts in […]

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By Kirstin Wiegmann, Forecast Public Art In 2008, Public Art Review featured a short essay by Fritz Haeg,  a Los Angeles based artist raised in Minnesota, about his first book, the Edible Landscape. Now, five years later, Forecast grantees were able to meet with Fritz as he closes the era of the Edible Landscape as […]

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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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