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Some young people aren’t fortunate enough to take music and dance courses at all–and especially not at the young age of three. But organizations like the Phillips Children’s Performing Arts Studio, a Knight Arts grantee, reaches beyond the call of duty when it comes to teaching children ages 3 to 18 about the history and […]

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Jenny Larsson. The Forest Diaries.

Grass Stains, a Knight Arts grantee, provides annual grants to a curated selection of artists to create site-specific performances throughout the community. The Swedish-born dancer and choreographer Jenny Larsson will use her Grass Stains artist grant to further develop “The Forest Diaries,” a performance that takes inspiration from the Swedish landscape and mythology. Even though the […]

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Grass Stains is a Knight-funded series of site-specific projects by the Pioneer Winter Collective. Its mission is to help South Florida-based choreographers, dancers and other artists stage performances for the community in unexpected and/or unusual spaces–spaces where members of the community might not expect to encounter performance art. Ana Mendez, a Miami-based dancer and performance […]

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Brothers Brax and Tate Bragg, two young Macon musicians who were killed in a car accident in 1999, have posthumously continued to contribute to Macon’s music scene. The Bragg Jam Music Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, was born as a tribute to the brothers, and has been attracting musicians to our town in their name […]

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The yellow spot is a star

Published on June 25, 2015 by in Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry

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“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”  ―Pablo Picasso This is my second summer working as a ‘master teaching artist’ in creative writing for ArtWorks, a six-week paid summer arts […]

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Taste of the Arts is a fundraiser that in the past has had themes like ‘A Red Carpet Affair’ and ‘Studio 54: A Night of Disco.’ This year’s event is influenced by the idea of Havana Nights. The objective of this benefit is for local arts groups to create a competitive dish for the taste […]

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Almost eight years ago, Pastor Keith Watson came to Macon and developed a faction of  New City Church. This concept of this faith consisted of setting up churches smack dab in the middle of cities. Before setting up shop, he embraced people who ranged from homeless to key political figures. As a matter of fact, […]

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Although the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, will holds its main event from July 16-19, the programmers keep the organization’s mission alive throughout the entire year. During October 2014, the Macon Film Festival partnered with the Tubman Museum, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State College and Wesleyan to launch a series of free screenings and […]

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The Akron dance community just got a mega-boost. At a press conference held at The University of Akron on May 14, Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced that the organization was awarding a $5 million grant through DANCECleveland and The University of Akron for the creation of a National […]

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  The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, will hold its 3rd Annual Arts Advocacy Breakfast on June 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. This early-morning program provides a platform for local artists to display their talents. At the beginning, a light breakfast is served for attendees to network and socialize. Afterward, scheduled individuals and […]

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