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Neon is the name of the game at James Oliver Gallery right now – both in color and in substance. Bonnie Brenda Scott, whose name you might recognize from Space 1026 or similar locales, has been active in Philadelphia and New York for some time, concocting bright, biological paintings and multimedia works, the latest of […]

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During the Writer’s Block reading on the afternoon of Saturday, February 28th, the Diego Rivera courtyard was filled with “lost voices to be resurrected in the DIA.” The event featured the poetry of inmates from the Macomb Correctional Facility, as read by their family members or Writer’s Block facilitators before a packed crowd of attendees. […]

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Moving around New York-based Ruby Sky Stiler’s exhibit at Locust Projects is a little like walking around an archeological dig – a very lovely one at that. There, scaffolding of unique Miami architecture is hanging around, but they are outlines of facades; the solid structures are missing. And so are the now trademark pastel colors. […]

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By Thomas F. Surprenant, Stahl Construction Company Receiving a grant from the Knight Foundation to restore and conserve some of the historic “ghost signs” in St. Paul’s Lowertown has been enjoyable and rewarding, though it also brings challenges that have kept me awake at night. Where do I find the matching funds? How does Stahl […]

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In this day and age, the process of creating art is not just left to the professionals. Many organizers are producing public and private paint parties all over the place. These painting soirees have the coolest names, like Drink and Ink, Whimsy & Wine, and Sip & Stroke to name a few. The fundamental concept […]

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Our fleeting piece of paradise

Published on March 2, 2015 by in Miami

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“Still, Paradise Is Ours (Igual el paraiso es nuestro)” is such a perfect exhibit for Miami, and not just because of the title. The Argentine artist, Silvia Rivas, whose solo show is up at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, has captured an idea, a dream, as well as a physical reality with her fascinating, small, multimedia sets […]

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By Felice Grodin, Artists in Residence in Everglades What is it to ‘create’ during the Anthropocene? The new geological age that some hypothesize began over two centuries ago with the burning of fossil fuels, is perhaps accentuated by the detonation of the world’s first nuclear bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945.[i] The […]

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  This past Thursday, February 26th, artists Corrie Baldauf and Rose DeSloover participated in an artist talk and open discussion that I moderated for Essay’d, Detroit’s premiere location for short, in-depth articles on key members of the Detroit art scene. The discussion was fluid and far-ranging, highlighting a number of similarities between these two artists, […]

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It seems like only a couple of years ago that Ballet Excel Ohio, a Knight Arts grantee, mounted its version of “Snow White,” as commissioned by the company and created by choreographer Laszlo Berdo. So it came as quite a surprise to Mia Klinger, the ballet’s artistic director–and me, when sitting down for an interview and […]

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Rhythms of Africa appeared on the small screen this month as NBC Miami ran a special on Embrace Music Foundation and how it impacted Somerset Academy Central High School Miramar. Enjoy the video above.

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