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On Saturday, August 9th, the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (a Knight Arts grantee), hosted an artist talk with Osi Audu, whose work has been on display since May, in an exhibition that closes Saturday, August 16th. Audu spoke with artist Addie Langford and professor and writer of art criticism Michael Stone-Richards, who facilitated a […]

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Guillermo León Gómez brings sound, body and high tea to Inkub8 during the month of August. The FIU artist is midway through his residency at Inkub8, where he’s expanding his personal investigation into replication, consumerism and artificiality. Using sound and image, Gómez creates short, single-channel videos in which he uses every day items to investigate […]

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The international Gay Games (GG9) may be winding down in venues in Akron and Cleveland, but the artistic impact is not. Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, is seeing to that. Sandy Kreisman, executive director of Akron Area Arts Alliance (the umbrella organization of Summit Artspace) came up with a brilliant idea – “Pride in […]

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Imagine 2025: Share the Vision

Published on August 14, 2014 by in Charlotte

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Reserve your seat now for “Imagine 2025: Share the Vision,” a creative and interactive arts event to debate, dream and envision the future of the cultural sector in Charlotte. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and presented by the Arts & Science Council, “Imagine 2025” will be held on Tuesday, September […]

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At Ryan Wilson Kelly‘s show “Confabulation” at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG), he uses his theatrical sensibilities, as well as his absurd sense of humor, to assemble a veritable natural history museum of strange creatures, such as a giant snake, a ghost, a pink gorilla, a pterodactyl, and… Teddy Roosevelt? Knight Arts grantee PSG hosts […]

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By Minnesota Opera staff From the Italian master who wrote Madame Butterfly and Turandot comes a romantic portrait of America’s iconic Golden West. Puccini’s gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral colors are set against a backdrop of a gold-mining frontier town, where a poker-playing, pistol-wielding saloon owner finds herself in a love triangle with a handsome […]

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By Carolina Wilson, Miami-based freelance writer Tarrell Newell, a rising senior at Miami Jackson Senior High School, wants to attend Full Sale University in Winter Park, Fla., to study music management and sound engineering. It’s an aspiration that’s been nurtured by The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit after-school program that uses the arts to inspire youth […]

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By Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation This week, we launch “Knight Cities,” a new weekly audio interview series that focuses on the people and ideas shaping our cities. Theaster Gates – Chicago-based visual artist, actor, singer, restaurateur, activist, academician and all-around urban transformer – is our first guest. The conversation with Theaster embodies all the reasons […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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By The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra staff The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), American Composers Forum (ACF) and Minnesota Opera are pleased to announce the third season of the Composer Conversation Series, events of which will take place at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown Saint Paul (6th & Wabasha) February […]

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