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The art of technology—and vice versa.

Miami // September 24, 2014

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer When art and technology meet, the collision is bound to create sparks of inspiration. That’s what happened during the Art Hackathon, which took place Sept. 20-21 in Miami. The hackathon was a collaboration of The LAB Miami and The YoungArts Foundation with the support of the Knight […]

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Collaborative mural project brings public art to Akron suburb

Akron // September 24, 2014

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The call went out, and the responses rolled in. In July, Akron Area Arts Alliance (a Knight arts grantee) announced a Juried Mural Competition for a public art project to decorate the wall of Akron Design & Costume, a local masquerade and year-round costume shop. In doing so, the AAA aims to bring public art […]

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The Rotunda to host series of weekend-long auditory experiments

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // September 23, 2014

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Inside of The Rotunda, West Philadelphia’s cultural landmark for boundary-pushing music and performance, there exists a magnificently constructed, acoustic and architectural gem that receives less of the action than the main performance area. Underneath the 80-foot diameter dome from which the space takes its name, The Rotunda and Bowerbird present the results of a multi-month […]

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Public Pool blows up the literary scene with a horror reading and future poets of Detroit

Detroit // September 23, 2014

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Friday, September 19th was an evening of great literary antics and fanfare over at Public Pool artspace, with a reading by South African writer Lauren Beukes from her new novel, Broken Monsters, which is set in Detroit, and the announcement of the first Write-A-House grantee, poet Casey Rocheteau. Set against a backdrop of Public Pool’s […]

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Film at Bechtler: “The Vision of Paolo Soleri”

Charlotte // September 22, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Modernism + Film program investigates themes in design, engineering, architecture and modern/contemporary art through the lens of film. This month’s film “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert” on the 26th documents the life and work of Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) and his principal concept ‘arcology,’ […]

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One City Art Festival fuses visual arts and the community

Macon // September 22, 2014

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Nine different art organizations have collaborated to host the 2014 One City Art Festival. This year marks the second time this event has taken place. The One City Art Festival displays how Macon’s community has evolved for the best when it comes to the visual arts discipline. Middle Georgia State College is the principal supporter […]

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Behind the Scenes with the Documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound”

All Communities // September 22, 2014

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This week, South Florida’s WLRN Channel 17 will premiere its new documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound,” which explores the early days of soul music in Florida, the era’s pioneers and their contributions to American music. The movie documents the life of Deep City,  the state’s first black-owned record label, based in […]

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Liz Ferrer’s “Spectual Sextrum” opens at Inkub8

Music, Poetry, Theater // September 22, 2014

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On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m., Liz Ferrer will host “Spectual Sextrum,” an experimental research gathering event for her apocalyptic underwater work-in-progress, “Subaqueous.” Ferrer, who is currently artist-in-residence at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist, director and founder of the art collective Southernmost Situations. Her work, informed by her lifelong […]

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Cultural Shift: Rust Never Sleeps

Uncategorized // September 21, 2014

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By Mark Masuoka, Executive Director and CEO, Akron Art Museum Knight Foundation recently awarded the Akron Art Museum $1 million to engage the public with a series of groundbreaking exhibitions. Here, Executive Director Mark Masuoka writes about the museum’s new efforts and approach to community building. In a constantly shifting cultural landscape, art organizations can […]

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A new arts initiative for Akron

Akron, All Communities // September 20, 2014

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Last year, Knight and the GAR Foundation released a survey on the arts in Akron that was telling. Related Link Akron arts community receives $6 million boost from Knight Foundation – KF Press release (09/21/14) Sign up for Knight Arts Challenge in Akron email updates We found a real hunger for arts and culture in […]

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