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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA The latest installment of Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami  (MOCA’s)  Knight Exhibition Series will open with  the first solo American museum exhibition of Ragnar Kjartansson, one of Europe’s most exciting and influential young artists. Kjartansson’s enthralling performances and videos combine the extremes of emotion with sublime environments, repetition, and humor. A native of […]

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art Photography students at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina participated in a cross-cultural photography exchange with university students in the Dominican Republic. Inspired by the work of former Knight Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art, Quisqueya Henriquez, and her work in the Converge exhibition, students used […]

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By Lesley Leduc, The Corporation of Yaddo Charlotte, North Carolina, will be the first stop on a series of road trips Yaddo, the artists’ community in Saratoga Springs, New York, is initiating to extend its reach across the country and to reaffirm its commitment to serving artists working in a range of disciplines. On May […]

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By Bobby Wesner, Neos Dance Theatre For the first time Neos Dance Theatre participated in Downtown Akron Partnerships’ Art Walk. The night started with a murmur of activity as we checked in at the Northside location and hopped on the Trolley to our first scheduled location. The Trolley guide had a hot dog in hand […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Once again, Mahler ‘s prophetic statement, “My time will come,” proved true. To verify, you had only to look on the full house at the Miami Beach’s New World Center and the almost 2,000 people who watched the outdoor Wallcast on a balmy “Super Moon” night. Conductor Michael […]

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By Beverly Blake, Knight Foundation Program Director/Macon Recently at the annual meeting of the Georgia Arts Network in Macon, a Random Act of Culture™ surprised the National Endowment for the Arts’ Chairman Rocco Landesman and the 200 people gathered to hear his remarks. Above,  Chuck Leavell, the musical director and keyboard player for the Rolling Stones (and a tree farmer and environmentalist to those who […]

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By ArtLab staff Saturday, April 21 proved to be an exceptional experience for all involved when Blue Logan, a fashion illustrator living in New York City, came to the ArtLab for a special one-day workshop.  Teens were heard talking in excitement throughout the weeks leading up to the workshop, and given Blue’s professional experience, staff […]

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On Friday, April 27, four ballerinas inspired by Degas surprised travelers at Miami International Airport by performing a moving painting. Enjoy the video above and read on for information about Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture™ program. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, […]

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By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council With a Random Act of Culture™  last Saturday at Atherton Mills Market, the place where we did our first, we completed our 62nd RAC since we started the project in August 2010. We started out the month of April with Opera Carolina at Queens University of Charlotte. The […]

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By Gregory Lucas-Myers, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History The Harlem Renaissance is well-known as a period of African-American intellectual and cultural growth, centered in its namesake Manhattan neighborhood, during the 1920’s and 30’s. During this time, writers, musicians, artists, and leaders such as Zora Neale Hurston, Palmer Hayden, Dizzy Gillespie, and W.E.B. […]

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