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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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“Anna in the Tropics”

Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Anna in the Tropics,” comes to the Colony Theatre on Miami Beach Nov. 22-24. The play is presented by FUNDarte and Teatro El Público, in collaboration with the Cuban Theater Digital Archive and University of Miami’s Departments of Theatre Arts and Modern Languages and Literatures and its Center for Latin […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The columns frame neither a Greek palace nor an antebellum mansion, but a dollhouse. A more intricate dollhouse than Henrik Ibsen’s, but nevertheless a dollhouse – and a tomb as well – lies at the heart of the production of Mourning Becomes Electra with which the Florida Grand […]

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Here’s an interesting turn of events: Fred Snitzer will now be representing Enrique Martinez Celaya. They were once neighbors in the heart of Wynwood: the sprawling, slate-gray Whale and Star studio and exhibition/lecture space of Martinez Celaya sat next to Snitzer’s gallery, which at one point last winter was going to relocate. Now Martinez Celaya […]

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Whether or not Adrian Matejka wins the National Book Award in Poetry on November 21st, he will be in town on November 22nd celebrating with O, Miami and District 44 at The Big Book Party, an event honoring Matejka’s book, The Big Smoke. The Big Smoke is about legendary boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist Introduced in 1939, by  H. Weyl, the term symplectic comes from the Greek sym-plektikos (συμπλεκτικός) meaning “that intertwine” or “connect”.  Determined essentially by a complexity of subspaces on which the structure vanishes itself, the symplectic topology measures the area by using complex curves instead of real ones, proposing a […]

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By AIRE staff AIRIE and Everglades National Park will kick off Fresh AIRIE: Artists’ Experiences in a World Heritage Site, at the Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus.  This traveling exhibition features works by more than 30 artists as part of the Everglades National Park’s AIRIE Collection, including painting, photography, video, audio composition and poetry. […]

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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)’s new documentary “Collector to Collector,” opens with Rosalind Jacobs,  whose lifelong friendships with many of the artists in the Surrealist and Dadaist movements resulted in an amazing collection of works by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and most substantially, Man Ray.   Ms. Jacobs recounts […]

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Now celebrating its 15th year presenting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to announce that artist Angel Otero has been commissioned to create a work for Art on the Move, part of an ongoing public commissions initiative. The New York-based Puerto Rican artist embeds personal history in his densely stratified abstract paintings. Otero’s investigational […]

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Sketches, stitches and sculpture at Locust

Published on 12 November 2013 by in Miami

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The band members of Papaloko’s Haitian roots group were dressed all in white, thumping out electric, entrancing sounds at a high decibel that the crowd at Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee) couldn’t ignore — at one point it seemed as though the whole gallery space was swaying to the hypnotic music of one of […]

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Reading Queer

I’m coming out. My name is Neil de la Flor, and I’m the Executive Director of Reading Queer and a writer for Knight Arts. Reading Queer, which won a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Grant, seeks to establish Miami as a diverse and vibrant center for queer literature. Our mission is to transform the lives of the […]

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