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Grass Stains is a Knight-funded site-specific project by the Pioneer Winter Collective. Its mission is to help South Florida-based choreographers, dancers and other artists stage performances for the community in unexpected and/or unusual spaces–spaces where members of the community might not expect to encounter performance art. Ana Mendez, a Miami-based dancer and performance artist, is […]

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Brothers Brax and Tate Bragg, two young Macon musicians who were killed in a car accident in 1999, have posthumously continued to contribute to Macon’s music scene. The Bragg Jam Music Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, was born as a tribute to the brothers, and has been attracting musicians to our town in their name […]

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Detroit Workshop

Published on June 29, 2015 by in Detroit

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By Karen Wong, Deputy Director, New Museum In preparation for IDEAS CITY Detroit, which will take place in the fall of 2015, we held an invitation–only workshop in the Skyroom at the New Museum on Friday, May 29. The results and the questions raised by the workshop will serve to inform the approach, structure and goals of IDEAS CITY Detroit as well as IDEAS CITY Athens in […]

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If any one thing can be said about the show “Ouroboros” at Little Berlin, it’s that the artworks within bear very little resemblance to one another. Named after the symbolic serpent devouring its own body starting at its tail, the artworks here consist of self-contained ideas that reflect primarily their own deeply-rooted, personal narratives, with […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The ancients had a saying that when opportunity comes at you headlong, you have to seize it by the whiskers, because it’s bald in the back. Once it’s gone by, there is nothing to be done. And Miami, a booming city that aspires to become a cultural destination, […]

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By Nicole Steinberg, MuralArts Starting this week, we’re dropping behind-the-scenes videos about our Open Source artists and how they’re exploring the diverse communities and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, thanks to their work with Mural Arts. For our first video in this series, we turn the spotlight on Jonathan Monk. Monk is a British artist, now living in […]

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The yellow spot is a star

Published on June 25, 2015 by in Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry

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“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”  ―Pablo Picasso This is my second summer working as a ‘master teaching artist’ in creative writing for ArtWorks, a six-week paid summer arts […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger There are as many reasons why someone attends a conference as there are conferences. Some of us go to represent our place of employment or affiliated organization, some of us go to learn practical skills and information we can’t easy access in our daily lives. Some of us […]

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Bringing Joan of Arc to life

Published on June 24, 2015 by in Miami

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The same flute that like a soothsayer announces the coming of darkness symbolizes the soul of Joan of Arc, the “lark” that will rise again at daybreak. Declared innocent of all charges 25 years after her execution and canonized 500 years later, the Maid of Orleans inspired many, […]

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Taste of the Arts is a fundraiser that in the past has had themes like ‘A Red Carpet Affair’ and ‘Studio 54: A Night of Disco.’ This year’s event is influenced by the idea of Havana Nights. The objective of this benefit is for local arts groups to create a competitive dish for the taste […]

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