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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Philadelphia that can create transformational change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood.

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This Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, the Asian Arts Initiative of Chinatown North will be hosting Beijing-born, Philadelphia-based sculptor and puppeteer Hua Hua Zhang. Asian Arts Initiative, a Knight Arts grantee, will present the opening of “Dream Journeys,” a solo exhibition of new works by Hua Hua, on Friday evening at 6 p.m. […]

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Once again, Le Meridien Hotel in the heart of Center City Philadelphia has opened its lobby to curator Gaby Heit and a collection of local artists. Allan Espiritu, Sara McCorriston, Michele Tremblay, Dolores Poacelli, Lyn Godley, Chris Landau and Arden Bendler Browning all present works in the show from the design heavy flowers of Tremblay, […]

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At Grizzly Grizzly, two worlds collide for a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist Margo Wolowiec. At this Knight Arts grantee, threads of the fabric and digital variety abound in a show that traces the maddeningly complicated streams of consciousness that twist and turn around every corner of the internet. Instead of text and other […]

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On Sunday evening, October 20, the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA) opened its doors to the peculiar and preposterous world of cartoonist and animator Michael Kupperman for a look into some of his older material, some new work, and to see where the artist will be headed in the days to come. To start […]

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By David B. Devan, Opera Philadelphia In November, Opera Philadelphia is once again expanding our civic footprint and diversifying operatic experiences for Philadelphia audiences by launching an annual series that will offer fully staged operas in unexpected venues around the city. Opera in the City, which brings the art form outside of traditional opera houses […]

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Practice gallery takes a trip down memory lane throughout October with Kathryn Sclavi‘s installation “Forever Sleepover.” The interior of the Practice space has been transformed from the typical rigid, white walls indicative of an art viewing space into a plush, cloth tent structure that fills practically the entire room. Hearkening back to the pillow forts […]

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Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinean writer and thinker, proved to be among the most interesting and creative figures of the 20th century through his short stories and essays that delve into the labyrinthine recesses of the human mind and the vast universe we inhabit. It is a testament to his imagination that his ideas are still […]

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On Oct. 26th, Sundance Institute and Scribe Video Center are teaming up to present the first Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia, with support from Knight Foundation. The program will invite 8-12 local screenwriters developing a narrative feature-length screenplay to workshop their projects with renowned screenwriter and long-time Sundance Creative Advisor Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville, Thieves Like […]

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There is still time to get tickets for The Brothers’ Network Night at “The Brothers Size”… but not much. The October 12 event has 15 tickets available at the special $15 price. The Henry “Box” Brown Festival (a Knight Arts grantee) and The Brothers’ Network are in the midst of their month-long production of the much anticipated […]

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By David Devan, Opera Philadelphia On Saturday, September 28, nearly 4,000 attendees filled the lawn in front of Independence Mall to see the HD broadcast of our season opening production of Verdi’s Nabucco, the result of record-breaking registration and attendance numbers that confirmed the increasing public demand for our civic offering. Our guests for the […]

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