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At the Painted Bride Art Center, artist Deirdre Murphy shares a vast swath of her complex, patterned paintings in a solo show entitled “Murmurations.” Presented by InLiquid, the many explosive canvases of abstract shapes, layers and flocks of birds provide a sensory feast inside of the Bride’s Café Gallery that both mimics and defies nature. […]

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The Mint Museum of Art is well known for its outstanding contemporary craft collection as well as its holdings of North Carolina pottery, but a lesser known treasure of the Mint Museum is its collection of glass.  Now on view at the Randolph location, “American Glass” explores the variety and style of American glass companies […]

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Philadelphia’s search for its next artist-designed bike rack is nearing an important first deadline. The last day to submit a design is September 30th. That deadline was extended to increase the number of submissions received, and to give artists time to react to a change made in […]

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In Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “How Schools Kill Creativity,” he eviscerates the current state of education. He also points out that learning institutions are not adequately preparing students for failure, which is highly correlated with creativity

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The “2014 Saint Paul Almanac” has just been released, and it includes stories and poems by more than 100 area writers – among them a diverse array of local notables, like Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and “Prairie Home Companion”‘s Garrison Keillor; poets Heid Erdrich, Carol Connolly and Connie Wanek; spoken word artists Emmanuel Ortiz and IBé Kaba; Yusef Mgeni and Margot Galt; and too many more to […]

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There’s a well-documented problem with Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades. The snakes, which are not native to Florida, are most likely the result of pets that either escaped or were released into the wild. They are so numerous that the state of Florida recently sponsored the Florida Python Challenge, which incentivized the hunting and […]

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Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Winners from Knight Foundation RELATED LINKS “Detroiters pick community book and record store as winner of Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award” — 09/10/13 Press Release “Detroit: lifting the soul of a city” on Knight Blog I’m in Detroit this week, and am excited to announce the 56 winners of the […]

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And the art season begins

Published on September 6, 2013 by in Miami

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Summer is not officially over, but art can’t wait for artificial perimeters. Tonight, even before fall’s first Second Saturday, a number of new exhibits are being unveiled. Don’t expect to be comforted by the solo show from London’s Mat Collishaw opening at the Bass Museum of Art. Like many artists who work across The Pond, […]

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In the continuing motif of culture-seeking off the beaten trail, Sunday, Sept. 1 found me busting moves down at the Old Miami, for a special Detroit installment of the NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, presided over by DJ Jonathan Toubin. I was, of course, busting moves on the Fish Tales Williams classic […]

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Musical groups caught up in period instruments and the Baroque era can, and often do, give what is called a “highly informed performance” (or, as it can affectionately also be called, HIP). That’s how Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, comes across – as hip. Apollo’s Fire is truly onto something, especially in their research-based […]

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