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Philadelphia Sculpture Gym honors the artists that teach us our trades

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // April 14, 2015

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Popular scientist and educator Bill Nye asserted on a Reddit AMA that, “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” This notion is certainly a fascinating one, a philosophy that encourages us to keep an open mind, and view every encounter as a learning opportunity. It would seem that the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym has […]

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“The place where things happen for the second time” happening at 9338 Campau

Detroit // April 14, 2015

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On April 4th, a powerful group exhibition, “The place where things happen for the second time,” opened at 9338 Campau. Its theme? “The unspeakable complexities of remembering and forgetting,” in the words of gallerist Steve Panton. Featuring contributions by Sandra Cardew, Ulysses Spencer, Andrew Krieger, John Richardson and others, the show explores memory through visual art. […]

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Detroit house guests create an album for the Motor City

Detroit // April 13, 2015

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By Mary Chapman, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. tonight, April 13, for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Mary Chapman caught up with past winners of the electro band ADULT. Detroit, with its vast stretches of quietude, is decidedly unshowy. But looks, as they say, are […]

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Macon Film Festival shows “Need for Speed” on the lawn of the Hay House

Macon // April 13, 2015

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In an age when we have more access than ever before to new movies from the privacy of our homes, it’s becoming increasingly popular to also gather communally and watch films in public outdoor spaces. This month, the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, has teamed up with the Hay House, also a Knight […]

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O, MicroTheater Miami, where art thou?

Miami, Poetry, Theater // April 13, 2015

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Rehearsals. To Accept, Dial 5 by M.J. Fievre

At the Centro Cultural Español, of course! Every Wednesday and Thursday during the month of  April, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has partnered with MicroTheater Miami, both Knight Arts grantees, to bring you O, MicroTheater. On these nights, O, MicroTheater will feature Plays on Verse: short plays, usually lasting no more than 15 minutes, written […]

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Nomadic Swampspace always grounded in Miami

KAC Miami, Miami // April 10, 2015

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Spirit is the guiding element behind the alternative art gallery Swampspace, a recipient of a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant. A spirit of collaboration and camaraderie is indeed the underpinning of the latest exhibit opening on April 11, according to founder and director Oliver Sanchez. “Coworker,” he says, shouldn’t be taken literally as a show […]

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Opa-locka begins Ali Baba Avenue transformation with community paint day

Miami // April 10, 2015

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By Aileen Alon, Opa-locka Community Development Corporation On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) will kick-off a series of Community Paint Days to transform Ali Baba Avenue into a large-scale, temporary public artwork. OLCDC commissioned noted artist/architect Walter Hood to reimagine the 2.1-long mile main thoroughfare as an artistic corridor and has […]

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Angie Haze Project coming to Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // April 8, 2015

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According to Val Renner, programming director of the Akron Civic Theatre, the Angie Haze Project is the “epitome of one of the success stories” for the theater. One of the Akron Civic’s aims under its Knight Arts grant is to bring in and promote local talent. Last year, when the Angie Haze Project appeared in […]

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Little Berlin discovers vision on the small screen with mobile devices

Philadelphia // April 8, 2015

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It’s safe to say that in 2015, practically anyone reading this article uses some sort of mobile device on a daily basis. Whether we are texting, calling, getting directions, updating social media or checking the weather, these tools have become such integral fixtures in so many of our activities that it’s hard to imagine a world […]

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Detroit poets unite to support Radical Librarianship at the 2015 Allied Media Conference

Detroit // April 7, 2015

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Saturday, March 28th was an evening of hard-hitting and hilarious performances by some of Detroit’s most dynamic spoken-word performers–all in the name of raising funds for the Radical Librarianship track of the upcoming 2015 Allied Media Conference. Held every summer in Detroit, the Allied Media Conference is “a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for […]

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