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A new space for exchanging great ideas for the arts & communities

St. Paul // March 24, 2014

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts At Springboard for the Arts, we just launched a new national home for creative ideas. We’re calling it the Creative Exchange. What exactly is it? The short answer is, that it’s up to you. It’s a place for exchange: of stories, practical resources and conversation. It’s a place […]

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Inside the Twin Cities’ Public Art Scrambler

St. Paul // March 24, 2014

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By Stacey Holland, Forecast Public Art In 2013 The Public Art Scrambler began convening self-defined public art professionals connect with their peers in the Twin Cities. The meetings focus on issues and ideas related to public art creation – temporary and permanent – and are determined collectively at an annual community meeting. Past meetings explored […]

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FGO Young Artist Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste to perform the role of Floria in Puccini’s Tosca

Miami, Music, Theater // March 24, 2014

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Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca March 29th – April 12th at the Arsht Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Veteran Kara Shay Thomson plays the lead role of Floria Tosca; however, newcomer and FGO Young Artist in Resident—Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste—will fill the lead role on March 30th, April 2nd and […]

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The Ulysses Festival

Charlotte // March 24, 2014

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The Ulysses Festival kicked off this past weekend, starting more than a month of arts events celebrating the 50 year legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with the 2014 theme: “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood.” The Festival is an artistic, educational and marketing collaboration between Charlotte arts organizations, including the Batte Center at Wingate […]

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League of Creative Interventionists brings Macon together with love and a community potluck

Macon, Poetry // March 24, 2014

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Since March 10, there’s been a very strange and interesting guy flossing through the streets of Macon. He’s been hosting meetings in an effort to bring people from all walks of life together for a common cause. His name is Hunter Franks, and he’s a creative interventionist. Fortunately, Franks has received funding from the Knight […]

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What’s on the docket for the 2014 Arts Advocacy Day?

St. Paul // March 24, 2014

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Our state is known nationally for its progressive civic and philanthropic funding for the arts – but such generous public support doesn’t happen by accident. We have the benefit of particularly effective arts advocates here, savvy lobbying organizations that been instrumental in mustering strong bases of support for legislative efforts benefiting the state’s cultural community […]

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Evocative still life imagery of empty space

Miami // March 22, 2014

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The paintings of Jenny Brillhart have always been somewhat deceptive. While she incorporates collage and generally works within what could be called an architectural landscape, her works really are still life pieces. Quiet, contemplative places that evoke a light and a time of day reminiscent the classic versions. Granted, there are no bowls of fruit […]

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GroundWorks DanceTheater coming to Akron-Summit County Public Library

Akron, Dance, Miami // March 21, 2014

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OK, GroundWorks dance fans: the company is coming back to Akron, and once again to the theater in Akron-Summit County Public Library. GroundWorks DanceTheater, a Knight Arts grantee, is bringing what promises to be a far different dance from what audience members are used to seeing from this stellar troupe. For this dance concert, GroundWorks […]

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Enthralling Detroit documentaries at Freep Film Festival

Detroit // March 21, 2014

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Through Sunday, March 23rd, the Freep Film Festival will be screening films at both the Fillmore Detroit and the Detroit Film Theatre (located at the Detroit Institute of Arts). The festival, sponsored by Detroit’s hometown newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, began with a Thursday night showing of Packard: The Last Shift (see trailer, above), a retrospective […]

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A new performing arts venue

Charlotte, Library Acts of Culture // March 20, 2014

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Libraries are often quite and studious spaces; sometimes they are venues for community engagement, and certainly they are conduits of information. But rarely do they become spaces for the performing arts, and yet this is exactly what Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents have been experiencing this March in their community libraries through the Library Acts of Culture program. […]

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