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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 Adia Greenhauff, Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet is 50 dancers strong for the 2014-2015 season, gracing the stage with eight new dancers on the company roster, including four 2014 graduates from MCB School. The School graduates joining the corps de ballet this year are Ellen Grocki from Damascus, Maryland; Alex Manning from State […]

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DWNTWN Art Days are here again

Published on 19 September 2014 by in Miami

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  The third annual DWNTWN Arts Days fair in downtown Miami starts today, running through the weekend, with almost 170 events (mostly free) taking place around Downtown in art galleries and cultural institutions, including bike and walking tours and family-centric programming. But running through Sept. 28 will be the latest installment of site-specific, temporary public […]

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Photo: Paula Lobo Odisea.

“Odisea” is part of choreographer Carolyn Dorfman’s The Legacy Project—her tireless exploration of the trials and traumas of the Jewish diaspora. In “Odisea,” Dorfman chronicles the persecution and odyssey (or odisea) of 23 Jewish refugees who fled Recífe, Brazil for America in 1654. Created in 2004, “Odisea” commemorates the 350th anniversary of this odyssey. “I […]

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By Monica Peña, Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach Cinematheque is excited to welcome dedicated cinephiles and curious newcomers to our third evening of Speaking in Cinema on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm. Speaking in Cinema, a Knight Arts Challenge winner, celebrates the art of cinema by inviting filmmakers and film critics to engage in conversation […]

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By Deborah Mitchell, AIRIE Knight Arts Foundation finalist AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades) kicks off the season with the 3rd stop in its traveling exhibition highlighting artists from its program. Co-curators Sybille Welter and Jill Lavetsky offer an overview of the dynamic works which have resulted from artists in varying disciplines spending one month […]

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When the new Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes its debut Friday, at least one Miami man will be watching with more than the usual interest. That’s because Carlos Rafael Rivera wrote the score for the film, and the University of Miami lecturer found his first experience writing music for a movie […]

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Some crosstown art action

Published on 16 September 2014 by in Miami

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The artist-run downtown space Dimensions Variable has decided to throw a show across the causeway in collaboration with ArtCenter South Florida in the main Lincoln Road gallery, cleverly called “On Location.” The three featured female artists, Nellie Appleby, Allison Matherly and Cristina Lei Rodriguez, all work with nature, or how we end up interacting and […]

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#6WordsMiami

Published on 15 September 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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This year the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI) is looking for six-word stories inspired by life in Miami. The genre is up to you: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, romance. All you have to do is conjure up a story and submit it for the challenge. My nonfiction #6WordsMiami story: “Concrete tunnel. Queer. Never dull. Locos.” Here […]

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By now, the distinctive markings of Santiago Rubino, the very figurative drawings often devoid of much color, often featuring a raven-haired, voluptuous woman, should be familiar to many. His works, large and small, have been exhibited on walls of establishments and galleries all over, although generally here in Miami through Spinello Projects. But in fact […]

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By Julie Travers, Arts & Business Council of Miami Recognizing the booming enthusiasm for the arts in Miami, it is wonderful to feature dance change makers like Gentry Isaiah George in our new blog forum. Born in Miami Gentry’s local roots run deep. He began his artistic studies with Linda Agyapong at the Community Book […]

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