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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“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OK, GroundWorks dance fans: the company is coming back to Akron, and once again to the theater in Akron-Summit County Public Library. GroundWorks DanceTheater, a Knight Arts grantee, is bringing what promises to be a far different dance from what audience members are used to seeing from this stellar troupe. For this dance concert, GroundWorks […]
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function
By Rudy Sablon, Motivational Edge Rudy Sablon is director of programs for The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit that uses the arts to inspire youth towards academic achievement, increased self-confidence and building essential life skills. Below, he writes about a lyrical expression and audio recording program, which is receiving $50,000 in new support from Knight Foundation. […]
By Kerry Shiller, Zoetic Stage This week, Zoetic Stage opens its fifth world-premiere production, Clark Gable Slept Here, a Hollywood satire by award-winning playwright Michael McKeever (who talks about the play in the above video.) Directed by Zoetic Stage’s artistic director Stuart Meltzer and starring Carbonell Award winners Michael McKeever and Lela Elam, Clay Cartland, […]