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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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For more than three decades, the folks at the University of Miami have opened the South Florida musical season in expansive style with Festival Miami, presenting a month’s worth of concerts that start in October and last through early November. A couple weeks ago, UM announced much of the lineup for this 31st iteration of […]

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Crafted Boca surprises

Published on 15 July 2014 by in Miami

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In the very back of the ground floor of the Boca Museum of Art is a simple, beautiful exhibit from Elaine Reichek – it could be easy to miss, and you really shouldn’t. Reichek studied at Brooklyn College with abstract master Ad Reinhardt in the 1960s and was an early pioneer of conceptual art with […]

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FUNDarte and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) present flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez’s “Resonancias” as part of the SMDCAC’s Cabaret Series on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th at 3:30 p.m. “Resonancias” is an interdisciplinary and collaborative performance that frames Rodriguez’s guitar with images and staging by Alexey […]

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The Locust Art Builders (LAB)

Published on 11 July 2014 by in Miami

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The Locust Art Builders (LAB) is an innovative and intensive three-week arts program for High School students. The goal of the program is to foster the development of their creative capacities, as well as develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills. LAB was developed by contemporary art space The Locust Projects. Visual artists […]

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Pulling at the art strings

Published on 11 July 2014 by in Miami

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Goran Tomcic marks his return to Miami with an installation at Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee) that shouts out intensity of process and attention to detail that results in a spectacular display. Tomcic has fastidiously cut out little golden-colored hearts, leaves, flowers, shells from Mylar and attached them to thousands of strings of fishing […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer A spark happens when extremes touch, a spark that ignites the radiance of music that endures, a spark that arises spontaneously in Bromas y Lamentos (Jests and Laments), a gourmet production of superlative originality and exquisiteness in which past and present harmoniously converge. Part of the XXIX International […]

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The imagery of Leonel Matheu is intentionally child-like in its figurative depictions, colorful, with cartoonish characters and scenery that could have popped out from a children’s book. But not quite. Those domed bald heads and teddy bear people, the flying saucers, the simple stars and moons are reflecting not a fairy-tale world, but a darker […]

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By Laura Quinlan, Rhythm Foundation After three years producing the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti, Rhythm Foundation director Laura Quinlan jumped at the chance to visit the source. Getting to know Little Haiti means falling in love with Haitian culture, and Laura was honored to join a National Performance Network cultural tour in Port-au-Prince […]

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Baba Israel.

I locked myself out of my house yesterday. I had woken up and decided to wash my clothes before morning coffee. This led me directly to the laundry room in the garage when, for some magical reason, the door locked behind me. Wearing nothing but dirty clothes I dug out of the laundry and bed […]

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“Caligula” by Cibrián Campoy and Ángel Malher

Next week, the 29th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) returns to Miami with a tribute to Argentina. The Festival, which runs from July 10-27, features leading theater companies from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and the United States. The festival opens with “Caligula” (July 10, 11 and 12), a raucous musical from Argentina created by […]

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