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Keys to the Collection

Philadelphia // September 3, 2014

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By Lynn Berkowitz, Barnes Collection family and community programs manager What lies just beneath the surface of a painting? How do art elements shape composition?  Why do artists do what they do? These guiding questions make for fun hands-on learning as youth aged 7 to 14 virtually roam the rooms and leap into paintings at […]

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Artist Profile: Susannah Goodman

Detroit // September 2, 2014

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Rosie Sharp: What brought you to ceramics initially? Has that changed over time? Susannah Goodman: I have a distinct childhood memory of digging for worms in a friend’s yard. I remember pausing, analyzing the feeling of the not-quite-dirt as it squished between my fingers. It was a mysterious joy.  Being dirty is something I always […]

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“The Tempest” hits Franconia Sculpture Park this week

St. Paul, Theater // September 2, 2014

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The fall theater season is set to hit full swing in the coming weeks but before these last warm nights of summer give way to fall, I’d recommend catching the collaborative, open-air production of “The Tempest” this weekend at Franconia Sculpture Park. Two big names in the Twin Cities’ scene are spearheading the effort: Theatre de la Jeune Lune […]

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September Sidney Salon: Historic Macon invites author Laurel-Ann Dooley

All Communities, Macon // September 2, 2014

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Each month, Historic Macon presents an author to speak on his or her literary work. The writer engages the audience by discussing, reading and signing their books. The salon series are named in honor of the late and legendary Sidney Lanier. Although he’s widely known as a a poet, Lanier was a writer, musician and so much more […]

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In memory of the art and life of Robert Huff

Miami // September 2, 2014

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It’s with great sadness to report here the death last Friday of Robert Huff, a remarkable artist, teacher, mentor and human being, whose passing will leave a void in the art world. Those who came into his orbit learned to appreciate art, and more importantly, life, with greater gusto. In his artwork, he was always […]

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Actors’ Summit Announces its 16th season, featuring five regional premieres

Akron, Theater // August 29, 2014

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Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, is the area’s only professional theater. Not only does it put on quality productions, it seeks to introduce area residents to new materials that haven’t been seen before. That’s what it plans to do again when it brings five regional premiere works in its six productions for its 16th […]

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9338 Campau opens to impress, with a survey of Saffell Gardner

Detroit // August 29, 2014

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The much-anticipated artspace, 9338 Campau, opened on Friday, August 22nd with a stunning survey of work by painter and sculptor Saffell Gardner, which drew from a body of work 40+ years in the making. The space, managed by curator Steve Panton, follows his dedicated efforts at 2739 Edwin, a mainstay of the Hamtramck art scene. […]

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Artists-in-residence amplify creative energy of North Philly neighborhood

Philadelphia // August 28, 2014

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By Lillian Dunn, SPACES program manager The SPACES Artists-in-Residence program at The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, offers a new spin on the artist residency model. Instead of working in remote solitude, SPACES artists move into colorful row homes in the heart of North Philadelphia. More “residents” […]

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“Hight Tea” @ inkub8

Dance, Miami, Theater // August 28, 2014

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“High Tea” by Guillermo León Gómez.

“High Tea” on Saturday, August 30th from 8-10 p.m.  marks the conclusion of Guillermo León Gómez’s month-long residency at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee). During his residency, Gómez has focused on his obsession with repetition, replication and consumerist culture and how those three things impact the body and/or are expressed through the body. He has […]

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“Spiral Bound”: the importance of arts education

Charlotte // August 28, 2014

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In October of 2012, the Arts & Science Council in partnership with Mecklenburg County opened Studio 345 at Spirit Square. Studio 345 is a free, after-school youth development program that uses the arts, specifically digital photography and multimedia, to engage and inspire students. The program aims to foster a sense of belonging and interconnectedness through […]

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