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This Saturday, join Robert Karimi, artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation, for a lively event at the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte. The event, Viva La Bicycle Parade + Progressive Food Party, will be filled with high-energy activities using performance, food samples, humor and interaction to promote healthy eating and wellness. Participants will […]

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Human beings have had a long and complex history with crystals, but some of these faceted formations dwarf even the timescale of our species. Others, like salt or ice crystals, may take shape so quickly, they practically grow before our eyes. At the Esther Klein Gallery, part of the University City Science Center, the exhibit […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market’s Knight-Foundation-funded performance series is called Music @ the Market, but it includes other forms of performing arts, including dance. The Philadelphia community is lucky enough to have access to a portable, modular dance floor owned by Dance USA Philadelphia. Since last spring, this floor has […]

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On June 1st, 2014, educators Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, supported by a board of directors, formally launched the East Side Freedom Library. A Knight Arts grantee, this new institution is housed in the former Arlington Hills Library building through a 15-year lease with the City of St. Paul. The organization’s goal is to provide […]

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For many, the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions the word ‘hack’ is crime. However, the context of the word has more of a positive connotation than some people are aware of. In fact, hacking may have started off as a good thing until it was used to do bad things. Now […]

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Love is coming to us all. This week, it’s heading to downtown Akron as the Big Love Fest, which will spill throughout the Musica complex and bring 12 hours of continuous music, dance, visual arts, healing arts, storytelling and so much more on February 28. In a telephone interview with committee chair Zach Freidhof (who goes by […]

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The awe-inspiring art of Xu Bing

Published on February 24, 2015 by in Miami

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As we enter the Chinese Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram – it took John Oliver’s HBO show to clarify for us that the ancient word yang doesn’t differentiate much between these hoofed animals), it is fitting that the Frost Art Museum FIU is showcasing the work of Xu Bing. In particular, the […]

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There are few things that make the average person more squeamish than contemplation of our bodies as physical vessels. What goes on inside us is a mystery that most prefer to keep out of mind and under the skin. Perhaps that is why “Thinking Colon”—new work by Kylie Lockwood, which opened at Popps Packing in […]

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At Da Vinci Art Alliance, the month of February is dedicated to apertures, shutters and the subjects they capture in their frames. Unlike many of Da Vinci’s multimedia group exhibitions, which encompass an array of media, “Open Lens” focuses solely on photography in its many manifestations. Issuing a call to the general public for submissions, […]

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By Tod Machover, composer and head of the MIT Media Lab’s Opera of the Future Group A new, collaborative symphony, led by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab and funded by Knight, is taking shape in the Motor City. Below, Machover, who is gathering sounds from the people of Detroit […]

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