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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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By Darius V. Daughtry, bluapple Poetry Network As part of Louder Than A Bomb Florida, a youth poetry slam in South Florida, NBC6 decided to produce an original short documentary surrounding the efforts of one of the youth poets, Zoharian Williams. “The Changes of Zoharian Williams” aired during a commercial-free, 30-minute special on NBC6 in […]

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The event at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, a Knight Arts grantee, would on the surface seem par for the course: a cocktail party to celebrate a donation of artworks from developer Jorge Pérez, whose name is incorporated into the museum because of previous donations and funding. But the art came from a famous contemporary […]

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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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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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The yellow spot is a star

Published on 25 June 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 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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Two terrific exhibits at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) in the Freedom Tower guide us through various stages of building and decay, from room to sprawling room. While Florencio Gelabert and Michael Vasquez work in very different media – Gelabert is a sculptor and Vasquez a painter – they work thematically […]

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By Hilary Davis, Virginia Key Grassroots The Roots In The Schools program reminds me to be grateful for the work I do.  Sometimes, in the hours of computer work, event permitting, band contracts and administrative organization, I lose sight of the reason for our staff’s incredible outpouring of energy and dedication.  Children are a potent […]

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By Jaie Laplante, Executive Director & Director of Programming at Miami International Film Fest Earlier this month, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival unveiled major changes to its signature Knight Competition for the upcoming 33rd annual edition, to be held March 4-13, 2016. The competition’s new eligibility rules means that any feature-length film, narrative […]

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The inaugural TransArt Festival, taking place through June 30, is a series of art installations, spoken word performances, poetry readings, documentaries and town hall meetings by, for and about the transgender community. Presented by The Betsy hotel in partnership with Unity Coalition, TransMiami, Gender Reel and the LGBT Visitors Center of Miami Beach, the festival […]

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