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O, Miami is back!

Published on 31 March 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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The O, Miami Poetry Festival is back. This means one thing: it’s time to get up, get out and experience poetry for all. During the month of April, National Poetry Month, O, Miami will use the city and its landscape as a canvas for the literary arts. “Poetry is a living, breathing force that can […]

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  Knight Foundation is founding sponsor of O, Miami, which seeks to enable every person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. Below, P. Scott Cunningham, founder and executive director of O, Miami, writes about the poetry festival, which includes an event each day in April and 25 poetry-in-public places projects. Here […]

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By Locust Projects Locust Projects announces an open call to South Florida High School and MFA students to participate in LAB (Locust Art Builders) exhibition opportunity. LAB SUMMER INTENSIVE Locust Projects, Miami’s premier non-profit exhibition space for experimental contemporary art, is pleased to announce its fifth annual Locust Art Builders (LAB), a collaborative educational experience […]

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Impressionistic rug expressions

Published on 28 March 2014 by in Miami

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Agustina Woodgate works with found and everyday objects, with the way people interact with space, situations, location, but in a mundane way. Her sculpture and installation (and billboards) are not in-your-face, nor seemingly “imposed” on the surroundings — they are part of it, and questioning it, how we relate to objects and environments and their personal […]

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 By Liz Shannon, Bass Museum of Art It’s a bit discombobulating to walk into the Taplin gallery and see a pile of bubble-wrapped arms, but that’s par for the course when your upcoming exhibition involves fashion mannequins. To explain, the Bass Museum of Art’s new show is Vanitas: Fashion and Art, which includes avant garde ready-to-wear […]

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Adam Lau

“The Young Artist program was started at a time when many regional opera companies had decided to offer a training ground for young operatic talent,” said Julie Maykowski, head of the Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist program. “The growth we have seen from the Young Artists this season has been extraordinary. They have a much […]

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Today’s young singers are a different breed, as are most classical musicians generally. It’s no longer the case that people who perform art music sneer at popular forms; indeed, it’s now almost a requirement that a classical performer show his or her range by making sure to branch out into popular forms. This past week, […]

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Dan Graham and more video at MOCA

Published on 25 March 2014 by in Miami

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Dan Graham has worked on the formative edge of Conceptual Art since the 1960s, working with text, performance art, video and likely most familiarly, glass-and mirrored sculpture, which appear in sculpture gardens and outdoor spaces through the globe. Most of his early work involved video and performance, where viewing the films at times became an […]

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Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca March 29th – April 12th at the Arsht Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Veteran Kara Shay Thomson plays the lead role of Floria Tosca; however, newcomer and FGO Young Artist in Resident—Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste—will fill the lead role on March 30th, April 2nd and […]

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The paintings of Jenny Brillhart have always been somewhat deceptive. While she incorporates collage and generally works within what could be called an architectural landscape, her works really are still life pieces. Quiet, contemplative places that evoke a light and a time of day reminiscent the classic versions. Granted, there are no bowls of fruit […]

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