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American playwright William Inge’s “Bus Stop” – which is being performed at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee – takes the audience through some seemingly shabby lives before it lightens up by the end of the drama. Set in a small town in the middle of Kansas (about 25 miles from Topeka) during a raging blizzard, […]

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This week, the 15th Tropical Baroque Festival got underway at Miami Beach Community Church. It lasts through March 6 for a total of 11 concerts, one each day. On the lineup this year are a number of leading early music performers, such as gamba specialist Jordi Savall and cornett master Bruce Dickey, and groups including […]

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Six secrets to crowdfunding campaigns

Published on February 25, 2014 by in Miami

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Secrets to Crowdfunding with Vann Alexandra Daly from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Power2Give open up a new world for artists seeking funding – allowing small projects to reach a mass audience in ways that only large organizations with big budgets could in years past.  To many artists, crowdfunding […]

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From the heart

Published on February 25, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Kira Obolensky, Ten Thousand Things Theater The unexpected juxtaposition of the opening of Ten Thousand Things’ production of The Music Man at the Wilder Center, a Sufjan Stevens lyric, and the last month of revisions on my newest play inspires this blog post. Let me explain. I am driving to Wisconsin and listening to […]

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By Dias Dobson, Gantt Center Of the three exhibitions currently displayed at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center seems most appropriate for Black History Month.  While Question Bridge: Black Males and I See You: The Politics of Being speak volumes on the current state […]

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By Hunter Franks, Neighborhood Postcard Project We’ve become terrible at talking to each other. You can be crammed on a bus, inches away from someone, and it is socially acceptable, socially preferable, to stare off into space or be zoned in on your smartphone scrolling through your Facebook feed. Park benches remain empty of conversation. […]

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Despite what the name of the show may insist, “Nothing Is Present,” the solo show by JJ Miyaoka-Pakola at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is so saturated with painted colors, shapes and patterns, it seems to be quite a hard sell on the artist’s part… or is it? Often working in a series of multiple pieces […]

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On Saturday, February 8th, Popps Packing celebrated the closing of the two-man show, “In Other Places People Lived,” with an artist talk featuring the two contributors, Will Hutchinson and Nathan Tonning. Hutchinson was beaming in via Skype from Montana, where the two first began to collaborate artistically, culminating in a non-profit artspace called the Frontier Space […]

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A beautiful beast

Published on February 24, 2014 by in Charlotte

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Henrique Oliveira arrived in Charlotte with minimal plans for the art installation he would build for the Projective Eye Gallery in University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Center City Building. Instead he took the first few days to sit in the space and reflect, drawing inspiration from the room’s architecture, light and utility to produce 20 sketches […]

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Art Matters: Engaging the Community Through Embedded Arts Journalists has been holding public symposia to discuss arts journalism and how it embraces and reports the world of art in our community. This program was designed as a collaborative initiative between the Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) and Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. The […]

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