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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

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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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Our fleeting piece of paradise

Published on 02 March 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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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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It’s time to roll the dice

Published on 26 February 2015 by in Miami, Theater

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Rude Mechs. Photo Credit: Jeremy M. Lange.

I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Shawn […]

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The awe-inspiring art of Xu Bing

Published on 24 February 2015 by in Miami

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As we enter the Chinese Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram – it took John Oliver’s HBO show to clarify for us that the ancient word yang doesn’t differentiate much between these hoofed animals), it is fitting that the Frost Art Museum FIU is showcasing the work of Xu Bing. In particular, the […]

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Carla Forte’s The Holders reveals the sad fate of domesticated animals in our culture. Her film crew gained access to Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelters and captured the lives of dogs and cats abandoned by their owners – or “holders” – and the shelter workers who care for them. Premiering at the 2015 Miami International […]

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Opera beyond the Everglades

Published on 22 February 2015 by in Miami

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In Naples, on the other side of Everglades National Park, a company located in and named after the city on Florida’s west coast, has been staging operas for a decade. The enterprise is modest but ambitious. It doesn’t need or hope to compete with its older and reputed […]

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Where woodland creatures come alive

Published on 20 February 2015 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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  There is a gem of an exhibit up in North Miami: a solo show populated by forest creatures, carved, chiseled and chainsawed out of wood. The artist is a native Miamian who passed away in 2003, though many locals may not be aware of him. Elliot Miller’s woodland animals – possums, various cats, marmots, […]

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Every five years, the Chopin Foundation of the United States hosts its national piano competition, and this year marks the 9th annual mounting of that event, which is set for February 21 through March 1 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Over those eight days, 24 young pianists – all U.S.-based, all born between 1985 and […]

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