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100 Words Film Festival

Charlotte // November 20, 2014

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Shorts, an original film under 40 minutes, used to be a widely popular type of movie widely shown in conjunction with a major feature film in the early years of cinema. But with the extravagance of movie making these days both in terms of length, money and special effects, shorts have been relegated to the […]

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Tim Eads and his optical bacchanal at Pentimenti

Philadelphia // November 20, 2014

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The mind of Tim Eads must be an astonishing place. Fortunately, by setting foot in Pentimenti Gallery right now, it is possible to wade through the extraordinary imagery of this prolific patternmaker, and catch a brief glimpse of the fantastical features that pepper this artist’s outlandish imagination. In “Vector Forms,” we find an exuberant place […]

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Launching Symphony in D: A collaborative symphony by and for Detroit

Detroit // November 19, 2014

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MIT Media Lab composer Tod Machover. Photo by Priska Ketterer. What does Detroit sound like? Today, Knight Foundation is announcing a new partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Composer Tod Machover of MITto find out by creating a collaborative symphony by, for and with the people of Detroit. Below, Machover writes about the process that will be […]

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Fans and friends honor Skydog with a benefit at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Dance, Macon, Music // November 19, 2014

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When you’re a native of Macon who travels, one of the most popular topics of discussion will be the Allman Brothers. Although Duane and Greg Allman are brothers who grew up in Florida, these hipsters, along with their revolving crew, helped to put Macon on the map worldwide. Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee and is one of the founders of the Allman Brothers Band. After […]

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“Trail Magic” to be presented by Wandering Aesthetics at Balch Street Theatre

Akron, Theater // November 19, 2014

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Wandering Aesthetics co-founders Kyle Jozsa and Benjamin Rexroad are taking some personal experience and expanding on it by collaborating with local artists and groups in order to bring a new play, “Trail Magic,” to the Balch Street Theatre. Jozsa and Rexroad went on the 2,186 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail last year. Jozsa turned […]

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Catch one of the last readings in the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac Lit Fest

Poetry, St. Paul // November 19, 2014

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The crew behind Saint Paul Almanac and Cracked Walnut have been busy since early October, hosting readings in venues all over the city – 16 in all – for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival. The lit fest concludes this year with events on Thursday, Saturday and next Monday, at Common Good Books, Amsterdam […]

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Give Miami Day should be good for arts, too

Miami // November 19, 2014

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The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day hopes to top last year’s $3.2 million total of giving in this year’s 24-hour donate-a-thon that begins Thursday. A lot of worth nonprofits are competing for dollars in this event, and that includes arts groups: Seraphic Fire, the Miami Symphony, the SoBe Arts Institute, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, […]

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Preview: ZIPR Magazine, Detroit’s newest print monthly and gallery guide

Detroit // November 18, 2014

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There’s a new must-read for anyone with their finger on the quickening pulse of the Detroit art scene: ZIPR Magazine. The Zenith Index of Public Record (ZIPR) will debut with its inaugural issue this Friday, November 22nd, which includes an extensive Gallery Guide and map of Detroit art spaces, scorching photography, and profiles on some of […]

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Happy 30th, ArtCenter

KAC Miami, Miami // November 18, 2014

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This is a year of big birthdays for South Florida’s art world. The Bass Museum had the major one – 50 years; but others too. Margulies has been around now for 15 years, Diana Lowenstein for 25, and the ArtCenter/South Florida will be celebrating 30 years, starting tomorrow night. “Thirty Years on the Road” will […]

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The grand opening of “Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100″ at the Mint Museum

Charlotte // November 18, 2014

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By Leigh Dyer, Mint Museum UPDATE: The Charlotte Observer reviewed the exhibit on Dec 13. Click here to read the piece. What a difference a month can make! Looking back to our first Knight Arts blog entry at the one-month point before our grand opening of the exhibition Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at […]

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