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By Robert Harkins, HistoryMiami So far, the HistoryMiami South Florida Folklife Center has presented two programs featuring our current resident artist Mieko Kubota, a master of Japanese ikebana (flower arranging). On September 29th, Mieko created unique arrangements and also explained the philosophy behind her Zen-influenced style at a special ikebana presentation. While audience members delighted […]

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By Giselle Heraux, AIRIE Photographer Krista Elrick is not taking an ordinary road trip. There is no visit to the Grand Canyon or a Broadway play on her agenda. Instead, Elrick is following in naturalist painter John James Audubon’s footsteps, and the trail has led her to Everglades National Park, where she is Artist in […]

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By Geraldine Lopez, Miami Music Project Through Miami Music Project’s newly named El Sistema inspired program, ESMIA (meaning “it’s mine” in Spanish), young musicians have seen their own orchestras grow and new chapters emerge, like the one in Little Haiti. But none of them have ever imagined sharing a stage with over 300 voices in […]

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Art Happens Here: report

Published on November 2, 2012 by in St. Paul

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts Last week, we hosted Art Happens Here: A celebration of artist-led creative placemaking along the Green Line, happened on October 27 at ZagLaug Chaw (read KnightArts blogger Susannah Schouweiler’s full report here) Mayor Chris Coleman spoke and artists performed and lead visitors in art making activities. Not to […]

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By Kathryn Dimond, DIA director of community relations It’s that time of year again.  All of the Inside|Out reproductions have been taken down and carefully packed away for the winter. This year marked an increase in community involvement, partly because having the experience of two years doing the program, both the DIA and communities have […]

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By Linda Harris, Center City District Philadelphia As construction continues on the renovation of Dilworth Plaza, people who observe only the street level sometimes remark that it doesn’t seem as if much is happening. But that’s because the bulk of the work underway right now is beneath the surface, creating the foundation and the systems […]

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation While headlines focus on Art Basel Miami Beach each December, a new mini-series will feature the local artists who have steadily built the region’s reputation as an international art center. Debuting Sunday in South Florida, the Artist-to-Artist series will feature artists like Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures and conceptual objects have been […]

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By Jaime Bramble Schell, Philadelphia Museum of Art With visual art, music, and dance all coming together in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp—generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation—a visit to the exhibition galleries becomes a true multi-sensory experience. It is a total immersion […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer A refreshing breeze is blowing through the Florida Grand Opera, and it has a name. It comes from the west, not exactly  the “far west” but the west coast of Florida. Her name is Susan Danis, she comes from a successful tenure at the Sarasota Opera and she is the […]

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By Adrienne Kleinman, Forecast Public Art Hailing from New York City, artist and designer Nancy Ann Coyne is no stranger to busy metropolises. In 2008, she launched Speaking of Home, a radical new public art project in bustling downtown Minneapolis. She was the first artist in the city’s history granted permission to install a project in […]

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