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By Melissa Henry, Janet Echelman, Inc Artist Janet Echelman, who designed the public artwork for Philadelphia’s Dilworth Plaza recently shared her words for a feature on the The Huffington Post. Echelman’s TED Talk and accompanying article headlined their curated TED Weekend program themed “Imagination Innovation.” A Knight Arts Challenge Grant is helping to construct Echelman’s […]

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There have been grumblings since December about the proliferation of fairs during Art Basel. Some feel that the amount of art and fairs is overkill, and blurring the lines between quality art and junk. Not to mention that fact that it got close to impossible to even get to some of the fairs because of […]

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The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design are right in the thick of it for the exhibition “Afterglow” by Thomas Glassford. An enormous, scaffold-like construction currently resides in an entire room of Moore’s gallery space and confronts visitors with forms that are both natural and synthetic, confounding perceptions and warnings of a dystopian […]

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“Show Love” opens at 555 Gallery

Published on February 12, 2013 by in Detroit

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, 555 Gallery opened their latest juried show, appropriately titled “Show Love” and coincidentally featuring an entirely female lineup of regional college students, including Jennifer Belair, Sohpie Grillet, Eva Leventer, Molly Mitchell, Mary Thiefels and Erika Villarreal. Villarreal’s work ran across an entire wall of the gallery; a set of photographic […]

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By Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera On January 24, 2013, students and invited donors filled the Ziff Ballet-Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. It was dress rehearsal night and excitement filled the hall as everyone prepared to take their seats for a preview of Florida Grand Opera’s […]

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No one theme runs through the five ballets in North Carolina’s Dance Theatre’s  (a Knight Arts grantee) “Innovative Works.” The show is alternately introspective, jarring and romantic. Featuring work from choreographers Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden, “Innovative Works” has only one weekend left — February 15-16 with performances at 7:30 p.m. The show […]

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Matthew Evan Taylor’s “Elvrutu’s Fall” | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Miami Light Project’s Here & Now festival offered Miami theatergoers a glimpse into the creative minds of Miami-based performing artists Liony Garcia, Matthew Evan Taylor, Ivonne Batanero and Shira Abergel. The artists created works, commissioned by the Miami Light Project

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Benjamin Grosvenor is slated to play in Miami on Feb. 19 and his latest recording is a tantalizing introduction. Armed with an insolent youthfulness and wise beyond his years, Grosvenor is a genuine rara avis. His a career  started at the tender age of 11 and has seen a meteoric […]

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Last week, the website for Northern Spark, the Twin Cities’ annual, nocturnal arts festival, was updated to read: June 8, 8:58 p.m., Lowertown, St. Paul. And that quiet change caught my eye, because it made official the hummuna I’ve been hearing for a couple of months among arts folks that, for its third iteration, Northern […]

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Organizers of The Big Bird Bash, an independent music festival, announced Friday that the event will be rechristened “The Macon Music Festival” in 2014. This year, the festival, which highlights regional musical acts, will feature seven bands, art vendors, food vendors, games and activities. “We have known for some time that Macon really needs a […]

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