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By Antoinette George, Akron Art Museum On February 1, 1922, the Akron Art Museum opened its doors as the Akron Art Institute in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the city’s public library. In the past 90 years, the museum has survived and grown despite significant hardships including the Great Depression a disastrous fire, […]

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By Megen Balda, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies When The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) entered into a strategic alliance this past July, a major goal was to introduce new artistic and programmatic collaborations between the two organizations.  The first of such opportunities was held on January 14, 2012 when 330 GTCYS […]

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By Tessa Retterath, Theoroi On Sunday, February 25, the Theoroi group attended its sixth event. Coordinated by The Schubert Club, Theoroi is a group of young individuals who attend local cultural performances together and spread the word about their experience using interactive media. The attendees are learning about the arts together, forming friendships, and helping grow Twin Cities’ […]

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By Casey Craig, National Jewish Theater Foundation The National Jewish Theater Foundation / Holocaust Theater Archive is pleased to announce its inaugural conference coming up in May. Set to take place in two sessions, May 15th & 16th and May 22nd & 23rd, the goal of this upcoming conference is to define and strengthen our […]

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The Miami Light Project presents live performance by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world and supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists. In 2009, the project won a Knight Arts Challenge grant to create a hub for creative activity in Wynwood by opening an office, performance and gallery space for a […]

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Last November, the Museum of Contemporary Art won a Knight Arts Challenge grant for an effort to promote creativity and build community through innovative arts  programs for young people. The project, which includes a new wing at the museum, will inspire teens to become lifelong learners and lovers of art. The Art Institute will offer experiences for […]

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By Kristin Korolwicz, Bass Museum The next phase of the Bass Museum’s TC: Temporary Contemporary will begin this month and will feature a group of works that explore interactions and relationships among various sites in Miami Beach. This general theme includes projects that investigate the nuances of communication and interactivity in the public sphere, as […]

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By LeToya Stairs, Rhythm of Africa Music Program & 2010 Knight Arts Challenge Winner On February 28, 2012, The City of Lauderdale Lakes recognized the student performers of Lauderdale Lakes Educational Complex with an Award of Appreciation for their cultural contributions to the community through the Rhythms of Africa : Music Around the World performance, which took place […]

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By Ela Troyano, Creative Capital As a Creative Capital grantee selected in Film/Video in the first grant year (2000) and an Artist Leader for the Professional Development Program (PDP) since its inception in 2003, I’ve watched PDP grow from an idea and a radical experiment into a fully realized, successful program that has already changed our arts […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Among the permanent exhibitions, George Edgar Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections highlights work of “The Mad Potter of Biloxi” with pottery from Gulf Coast collectors and from the collection of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.  The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center provides a glimpse of how a man born […]

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