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The Second Annual Macon-Bibb County Arts Advocacy Breakfast will focus on how artistic talent can be a driving force that boosts the wealth of all communities. Chris Allers, the executive vice president for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, has functioned in the arena of nonprofits for more than 20 years. Allers has co-founded and served […]

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The artist-run space Guccivuitton has had some fine shows since it opened up a couple years back. But “The Look” fits it like a glove. That’s because the exhibit in a storefront in Little Haiti is filled with works of Haitian-born artists (well, there is one exception), works that span from the 1950s until today, […]

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Impressions of Ballet Hispanico

Published on June 10, 2014 by in Miami

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Sombrerisimo. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Last Saturday, Latin fusion dance company Ballet Hispanico executed a mostly coherent and unified performance at the Arsht Center. The performance featured a repertoire of solid works by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro (“Danzón”), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (“Sombrerísimo”), Cayetano Soto (“Sortijas”), as well as a world premiere by Miami-based choreographer and dancer Rosie Herrera […]

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Last Tuesday, June 3rd was the opening and dedication ceremony for “A Garland of Praise Songs for Rosa Parks,” an installation piece made in 2009 by artist Lester Johnson, and a new piece of the permanent collection at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Wayne State University Law School. The ceremony […]

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Andrea Gaydos Landau explores the strange domain of the double negative this June at Tiger Strikes Asteroid with her solo show “Never Wanted Nothing.” By utilizing collage comprised primarily of negative space cutouts mixed with dark and starkly contrasted structures that flood out across the pristine walls, Landau presents compositions that feed on the give […]

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Three exhibitions at the Levine Museum of the New South help commemorate the significant milestones and anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement: “Faces of Freedom Summer,” “Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow.” These exhibitions are part of or coordinate with a larger two-year project titled “Destination Freedom: Civil […]

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Nikkea Takagi and Sid Enck, Jr. are a couple of visual artists who create Native American works. They are the masterminds behind the dynamics of From Canvas to Country: A Traveling Art Tour, which starts in California and ends in Illinois. In order to travel to various venues that include bookstores, festivals and galleries, they […]

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Driving down University Avenue, I’ve never paid much mind to the billboards. I see the same forgettably crass ads all over my own working class St. Paul neighborhood promising to “buy ugly houses” and hawking check-cashing services, classic rock radio stations, free pregnancy tests. But take a look next time you’re in the Midway area: at […]

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Opening a dialogue

Published on June 8, 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Dias Dobson, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture   On Sunday June 15, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture will say farewell to its three current exhibitions, I See You: The Politics of Being; Question Bridge: Black Males; and African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives […]

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  This year, the World Cup is closer to Miami than it has ever been since the biggest international sports event visited the United States in 1994. It’s taking place in the soccer capital of the world and our South American neighbor, Brazil, a country whose presence is ubiquitous throughout South Florida. Although there was […]

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