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McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) transforms itself this upcoming weekend on April 13 into a magical trip through musical history. The event, Studio Party 13: Magical Mystery Tour, is a moveable feast, themed party and contemporary art sale all in one.  The doors open at 7 p.m. with a special VIP […]

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In one of the pieces for her “River Journal” series, now on view in the Grand Hand Gallery,  painter Katie Musolff observes, “Amazing, how two things that have so much in common can be so different.” The small watercolor accompanying the text depicts a topside view of a pair of giant swallowtails – side by side, wings spread wide. […]

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The eighth annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale will be held April 13-21 in the Round Building in Macon’s Central City Park. The nine-day event kicks off Saturday morning and features more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 70 artists from Georgia and the Southeast. Fired Works began as a local pottery show […]

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Detroiters who turned out for the Town Hall meeting on the Knight Arts Challenge last week received lots of tips on how to best present their ideas.  Here’s what Knight Foundation Arts Associate Tatiana Hernandez shared with the crowd, many of whom are preparing their applications for the challenge offering a share of $3 million […]

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Robert Pruitt and his fun, serious art

Published on April 5, 2013 by in Miami

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Miami has never really developed a serious, and secure, African-American art scene. We have black artists, and artists steeped in urban American culture, but it can’t compare to a place like Houston. That city has one of the most thriving and exciting African-American art scenes today, grounded in a long-rooted black community and bolstered by […]

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One interpretation of Easter traditions is that they reflect a point where the rising tide of Christianity incorporated the preexisting rites of pagan culture and other religious solstice and fertility celebrations. Though the oldest existing remnants of pysanky or “Ukranian Easter eggs” (pronounced “pih-son-kih” with all short vowels) date back to the early 1700s, and therefore […]

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When Akron Symphony Orchestra (a  Knight Arts grantee), approached GroundWorks DanceTheater (also a Knight Arts grantee), things started clicking. ASO wanted to perform Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” while adding a visual element to its aural connection through dance. Maestro Christopher Wilkins met up with David Shimotakahara, artistic director of GroundWorks, and asked him […]

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O, Miami, Opening at Palacio de Los Jugos

As National Poetry Month swings into gear, the O, Miami Poetry Festival, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, returns with the goal of delivering a poem to all 2.6 million Miami-Dade residents. This is a giant task, but poetry has enormous

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In Center City, James Oliver Gallery (JOG) has just opened a solo show entitled “Colossal The Small,” which highlights the work of Yis Goodwin, also known by his moniker NoseGo. This talented graffiti-style artist includes dozens of small, framed paintings in the JOG show as well as googly-eyed terrariums – quite the deviation from his […]

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By: Dias Dobson, Harvey B. Gantt Center Experiencing my first opening weekend with the Gantt Center was truly amazing. Being in the presence of the creative genius that is Johnathan Green and David Herman, Jr. were among the many highlights of my weekend.  To be in the company of a world renowned artist and discuss […]

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