Free from labor, free to visit PAMM

Published on August 26, 2014 by in Miami

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The forecast for Labor Day: still pretty hot and humid. It may be best to make plans indoors during the day and delay the picnic till evening. So it would be a good day to take advantage of PAMM’s Labor Day special. There will be two free tours, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., of […]

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Curator profile: art hero Andrew Thompson

Published on August 26, 2014 by in Detroit

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I recently met up with artist Andrew Thompson (a.k.a. Andy T) during a visit to Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, where he was in the process of hanging and lighting “Break With Tradition,” a show curated by Thompson and featuring an array of local artists. Besides this practical demonstration of Thompson’s chops […]

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As daunting a space as The Icebox at Crane Arts is, Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap seem to have the process of exhibiting in it down to some sort of science. Along with artist and curator Anna Neighbor, the three have set up an exhibition that is as contemplative as it is expansive, the former […]

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to jazz piano greats Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson next month. Preforming on September 5th at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the museum lobby, the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with pianist Noel Freidline, will play jazz standards like “Poinciana,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and […]

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Paint parties for all ages

Published on August 25, 2014 by in Macon

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It doesn’t matter what kind of occasion is going on, Shelly English and Virginia”Ginny” Walker will find a way to incorporate paint into the program. They are a daughter and mother force dedicated to making sure people of all ages embrace the art of painting. Not long ago, they started a movement called Whimsy & […]

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School starts in just a week’s time, and our family’s making a mad dash to do all those summertime things we’ve not yet gotten to this year. One night this week, we want to hit Vali-Hi drive-in, just east of town in Lake Elmo. (Who could resist: three movies for the price of one, Armour […]

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Inside WetLand

Published on August 23, 2014 by in Philadelphia

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By Mary Mattingly, FringeArts.com Mary Mattingly and a group of artists, engineers, and environmentalists have been working together for the past two months constructing the floating, mobile habitat, and public art installation, WetLand. A completely autonomous ecosystem, WetLand has rainwater collection and purification, greywater filtration, dry compost systems, outdoor vegetable gardens, live chickens, and bees. […]

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By Jocelyn Hagen Growing up as an only child in the country, outside a small town in North Dakota, allowed me to spend a lot of time inside my head. Being creative was a part of my everyday life, just as it is now. Through the years I became very comfortable in my mostly singular […]

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By Austin, Next Notes intern The title of “composer” immediately evokes images of men in powdered wigs writing a strictly formulated sonata for the harpsichord. While this scenario does demonstrate the role of some composers, it all too often pushes young adults from this activity that defies the myriad assumptions surrounding it. Composing music is […]

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