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By Amy San Pedro, guest film curator for the Museum of Fashion, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner Not that long ago the entire country looked to Miami for its style. This history lingers in the signs that read “Fashion District” marking the perimeter of Wynwood. Winter styles in Miami set the summer styles for […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer At one point, as Amanda Keeley retraces her steps the past few months and her list goes on and on and on, the classic image of a dozen clowns stepping out of a Volkswagen Beetle comes to mind. She pauses and chuckles almost apologetically. “Well, yes, I´ve […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Once a year, the fellows of the New World Symphony orchestra dare to be soloists. They choose a piece and compete for the chance to play a starring role at a special concert. This year, the outcome was once again outstanding: excellent from every angle, from programming to […]

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Mural art for all types of walls

Published on February 13, 2015 by in Miami

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Art, and especially outdoor street art, has become entwined with everyday life in Miami. Those of us living here may have recognized this, but maybe it’s the tons of visitors who have descended for this holiday weekend who will notice it most. There are the obvious murals on the walls of Wynwood, as well as […]

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Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, has a commitment and a goal of bringing area talent onto its stage. The Civic will be fulfilling that promise once again when it presents singer Jocelyn Grant in its series The Club @ the Civic on Sunday, March 1. Jocelyn Grant isn’t just a great singer; she […]

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Saturday, February 14th marks the closing of “It’s Like Toys in Here” at the Detroit Artists Market, giving you just one last chance to fall in love with this playful show curated by Andrew Thompson, featuring three generations of Detroit artists working in the show’s eponymous medium. Of the old school, the mythic creations of […]

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Lisa Toy, educational coordinator of Village of Pinecrest – Pinecrest Gardens, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner. When the opportunity came along for Pinecrest Gardens to apply for a grant to host a six-week traveling museum exhibition, we jumped at it. The exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” is created in partnership between the Smithsonian Institution […]

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Opa-locka and the art of renewal

Published on February 12, 2015 by in Miami

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The images of Opa-locka, a small, blue-collar city 10 miles north of downtown Miami, speak of hard times — but also possibility. The Knight Arts Challenge is nurturing that potential.  In 2012 the nonprofit Opa-locka Community Development Corp. won an Arts Challenge grant for an arts festival […]

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Some artists might prefer to work from home, others in familiar studio spaces dedicated to their process. Sam Heimer, on the other hand, spends his time hopping around to Philadelphia area bars, of which he certainly has an abundant selection to choose from. At LMNL Gallery on Frankford Avenue, the drawings inspired by these dimly […]

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Valentine’s Day weekend plans still unsettled? Look no further than the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s “Music and Museum” program featuring soprano Helen Goldsby. This performance, “Chamber of Love VI: Serenades and Ballades,” will showcase compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Fauré and Puccini. The concert will be performed in the fourth-floor gallery on February 15th at […]

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