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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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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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