By Evy Schiffman, Marketing & Communications Director Community School of Music and Arts It’s almost show time and backstage at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, the young stars are excited, giggly and nervous as they look out at an audience of a couple of thousand people. When one girl sees her parents close to [...]
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By Margot Helm, Opera San José Opera San José, a Knight Arts grantee, proudly opened its 28th Season on September 10th, with the company premiere of Mozart’s Idomeneo. Made possible by the generous support of David W. Packard and the Packard Humanities Institute, this epic production has been met with critical acclaim and garnered high praise from [...]
By Evy Schiffman, Community School of Music and Arts It’s Saturday afternoon, and the ceramics instructor at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is prepping students for their first experience with throwing clay on the wheel. One of the teen students, Jordan, is particularly excited to explore this new artistic outlet after his [...]
By Evy Schiffman, Community School of Music and Arts When 7-year old Ethel arrives at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) for her weekly piano lesson, she can’t wait to start playing. She’s been practicing pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Tchaikovsky and is eager to put her fingers on the keys. And [...]
By Karen Park, Arts Program Manager, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose The Public Art Network (PAN), the largest advocacy organization for public art in the U.S, presented the City of San Jose Public Art Program with the first-ever Public Art Program of the Year award at its annual conference on June 16 in San [...]
NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2011) Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today are launching an eight-city competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. The initiative seeks to rethink how traditional media systems function, harnessing the latest tools and technology to [...]
Cross posted from http://www.nea.gov/artworks/ Today the National Endowment for the Arts along with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, a pilot competition in eight Knight communities to inspire new, innovative models for local, high-quality arts coverage and criticism. The NEA’s Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Knight’s [...]
By Margot Helm, Opera San Jose It’s finally feeling like summer in California, and Opera San José hopes to encourage everyone in the Bay Area to get outside and enjoy the lovely days even more by offering two free outdoor concerts! At each event, the company’s Resident Artists will perform a selection of arias, duets [...]
Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts are launching an eight-city competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. Details will be announced by Knight and NEA July 6.