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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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Theaster Gates has training as an urban planner as well as a sculptor (in fact, he got an MS in 2006 in Urban Planning, Ceramics and Religious Studies, dig that one). He works with structures, with public spaces and with the exploration of pure production. Which may be why the Chicago artist’s last show at […]

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By Giselle Heraux, AIRIE Photographer Krista Elrick is not taking an ordinary road trip. There is no visit to the Grand Canyon or a Broadway play on her agenda. Instead, Elrick is following in naturalist painter John James Audubon’s footsteps, and the trail has led her to Everglades National Park, where she is Artist in […]

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Borsht 8 is here…

Published on 05 November 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Borscht Film Festival

Moving images often capture the whole range of human emotions that live beneath the surface of our skin. These moving images express what words sometimes fail to express. But, more often than not, films find a way to combine the power of language with imagery to create a dynamic force for deeper human understanding. This […]

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By Geraldine Lopez, Miami Music Project Through Miami Music Project’s newly named El Sistema inspired program, ESMIA (meaning “it’s mine” in Spanish), young musicians have seen their own orchestras grow and new chapters emerge, like the one in Little Haiti. But none of them have ever imagined sharing a stage with over 300 voices in […]

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The peak of the art season has arrived. From now through March, museums and galleries will be putting their best faces forward. These days, that often includes hyper-visual and -optical art works, including video, installation, big painting and a combination of all of those. So it’s a nice respite to see what the Girls’ Club […]

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation While headlines focus on Art Basel Miami Beach each December, a new mini-series will feature the local artists who have steadily built the region’s reputation as an international art center. Debuting Sunday in South Florida, the Artist-to-Artist series will feature artists like Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures and conceptual objects have been […]

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One day not too long from now, youth choral groups might be as ubiquitous and popular nationwide as Pop Warner football teams. That’s the goal, in any case, of the Miami Choral Academy, whose director, Shawn Crouch, is working to develop a curriculum based on the academy’s work here that could be used by communities […]

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The coolest band in Paris

Published on 31 October 2012 by in Miami, Music

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Nouvelle Vague | Photo by Melanie Liset

It seems like every band these days is the coolest band around. An endless supply of cool, hip groups sprout like dandelions and promise to radically reshape the sound of the music industry. Cool is cool, but interesting is beyond cool. This Friday,

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer A refreshing breeze is blowing through the Florida Grand Opera, and it has a name. It comes from the west, not exactly  the “far west” but the west coast of Florida. Her name is Susan Danis, she comes from a successful tenure at the Sarasota Opera and she is the […]

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Out of damaged landscapes, sublime art

Published on 30 October 2012 by in Miami

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Robert Huff has been working on his art for a long time, that is obvious. There is no funny business here, no conceptual conceits, no sloppy composition. The new works hanging at the Carol Jazzar Gallery are not just beautiful, they are so well crafted as to make so much other contemporary art around look, […]

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