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Soapbox races make me nostalgic for my childhood days. Actually, when attending one, you can see how it brings out the kid in the grown-ups. This year, the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby, a Knight Arts grantee, has two categories of racers. Now, if you’re just an amateur at this sport, you will enter the Shade […]

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How to be a feminist artist

Published on March 10, 2014 by in St. Paul

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Women’s Art Institute is celebrating 14 years of artists’ collaborations and workshops with an exhibition and book of interviews, both titled “How to Be A Feminist Artist.” Since 1999, Patricia Olson and Elizabeth Erickson, artists and educators at St. Catherine University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design respectively, have offered an annual four-week, intensive […]

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Here we go, Detroit! 2014 is going to be an exciting year for the arts in Detroit. Yes, there are challenges. But we at Knight Foundation believe that Detroit is taking every opportunity to move forward with a vision that honors the city’s history and makes room for new ideas, new ways of working and […]

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“Textiles for Men and Machine Breakers”

Carrie Sieh’s exhibition “Textiles for Men and Machine Breakers,” curated by Bernice Steinbaum, has been extended through March 30th at the Audrey Love Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex (a Knight Arts grantee). Sieh’s exhibition “is anchored in the idea that the history of crafts(person)ship is central to the formation of contemporary gender identities.” However, […]

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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose “Why?”  “To what end?”  If you are not asking yourself that, you should.  I have recently become a huge fan of “strategic thinking.”  I personally do a lot of what I do from instinct, or “gut feeling,” trusting that my accumulated experiences continue to strengthen […]

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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose I can’t tell you how excited I am about Amadeus at City Lights.  I underestimated the size and scope of the overall project, but experience tells me that the projects that are the hardest – that pose the most challenges, are ultimately the most fun and fulfilling. […]

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By Brandon Harris Back for the 31st time, the Miami International Film Festival, presented by Miami Dade College’s MDCulture program, will unfurl 120 films over 10 days starting Friday, March 7, and running through March 16 at locations all over Greater Miami. It’s a rich smorgasbord of cinema from around the world. The festival opens […]

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By Bill Powell, Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Imagination games were the first seeds which spread throughout the eighty one sites in Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation (PPR)  afterschool programs.  Watching the children interact with one another in a series of three to five minute games quickly led to laughter, movement & unexpected quirks and twists that […]

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It’s rare that art in a main space gallery have any real relationship with works in a project room — often, in fact, they are meant to be examples of different disciplines and different styles. And although the works of Christy Gast and Felice Grodin may not seem on the surface to have a lot in […]

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On Sunday, March 9th at 3 p.m., the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will partner with EarShot, a nationwide network for classical composer development, to launch their first-ever new music readings for African-American composers, in a free show open to the public. Readings—which are similar to the kind of table reading the cast might do before beginning a […]

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