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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange Like so many other artists, Charles Ladson had an interest in art and painting at an early age but didn’t think it was something he could pursue as a career. Ladson’s granddad and mom were both interested in the arts: he was a hobby painter, and she was an art […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer Underscoring the vitality and diversity of the independent filmmaking community in South Florida, three made-in-Miami films have been accepted to the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival. They include: “The Strongest Man,” a feature by writer-director Kenny Riches; “El Sol Como un Gran Animal Oscuro,” (“The Sun as […]

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Sticks & stones

Published on December 10, 2014 by in Miami

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By Regina Jestrow, AIRIE fellow Walking the trails of the Everglades National Park with a bolt of fabric, pins and colored pencils, I wrapped tree trunks along the trails in muslin and rubbed until an impression appeared. Few people pause to look, and even fewer ask me what I was doing. Maybe it was obvious, […]

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications for Palm Beach Opera, a 2013 winner of Knight Arts Challenge South Florida With our free concert, Opera @ The Waterfront right around the corner, we are putting the finishing touches on our custom mobile app to make the concert completely interactive for audience members. We were awarded a $30,000 […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange To read the abundance of news coverage coming out of Detroit over the last few years heralding the downtrodden city as a hotbed of creativity and innovation, attracting young creatives and start-up entrepreneurs from all over the country – the Detroit-is-what-you-make-of-it, “blank slate” narrative – one might be tempted to […]

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By Ardia Greenhauff, Miami City Ballet 20 first & second grade students from Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach are learning to dance through Miami City Ballet’s Explore Dance Program. This educational outreach program is designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly classes held at MCB Studios. Led by esteemed MCB School […]

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By Stephanie Fritz, Macon Arts Alliance Amplify, a professional development program of Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, held its first workshop at the Terminal Station on Tuesday, November 11. The mission of Amplify is to build and support a community of creative entrepreneurs in central Georgia with resources, experience, skills, collaboration, and connections. […]

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This article is cross-posted with permission from Next City. Imagine a big infrastructure project coming to your main street. Imagine how a streetcar will bring new visitors to your city’s commercial strip, spending money and spreading the word about how cool your neighborhood is. Imagine how that new bus shelter will lure people out of […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami ABC: What role do see the arts playing in Miami’s growth as a global community? The arts are the core of what started the growth of Miami as we know it today. When I first moved here in the late 80s I came to such an […]

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By Roza Maille, Akron Art Museum The Akron Art Museum is beginning a new project, based on a successful effort in Detroit, that will bring its collection into the city’s neighborhoods. Below, Project Manager Roza Maille writes about the first installation. This item is cross-posted from the Akron Art Museum’s blog. Picture this: You’re walking […]

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