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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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Magnolia Soap Box Derby promises a day of springtime fun

Macon // April 7, 2015

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It’s been almost 80 years since Macon hosted its first soap box derby. These multipurpose races involve design, science and sportsmanship, and they’ve been held in the city on an on-again, off-again basis throughout the decades. In 2009, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby was started in conjunction with the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts […]

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Moving Poets 6/15: An Exploration of Humanity and Nature

Charlotte // April 6, 2015

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By Sarah Emery, Moving Poets Charlotte Moving Poets, a cross-disciplinary, contemporary dance theater company based in Charlotte, N.C., and Berlin, revives its showcase of six 15-minute original works April 23-25, 2015, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.   With “be curious” as its guiding principle, Moving Poets serves as […]

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Elizabeth Doud creates community and social change through Climakaze

Dance, Miami, Theater // April 6, 2015

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In collaboration with FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, Elizabeth Doud brings Climakaze to Miami. Climakaze is a three-day, participation-driven series of dialogues, performances and gatherings to connect the community, create awareness and incite action around the issue of global climate change. Aimed at artists, scientists and change-makers concerned about climate-change, Climakaze is a catalyst for […]

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More than the art eye can see

Miami // April 3, 2015

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You won’t forget the art of Jose Alvarez once you see it. To call his large-scale paintings colorful, or vibrating, would be a vast under-estimation. These whimsical, magical creations, in extraordinarily bright colorings, resemble tapestries, abstract but with imagery that conjures mandalas, sea creatures, molecules. These pieces, made from ink, resin, watercolors, feathers and quills […]

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Clinton Snider’s “Sleeping Potential” reveals small wonders at Popps Packing

Detroit // April 3, 2015

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Artist Clinton Snider is best known for his moody landscapes and portraits—blue/green toned images that overlap the whimsy of children’s book-style illustrations, a cadre of offbeat characters, and the poignancy of vacant landscapes. In “Sleeping Potential,” a new collection of work will be on display at Popps Packing through April 11, Snider reveals some of […]

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