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Unlock art with Le Méridien

Charlotte // March 5, 2015

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A new hotel, Le Méridien, has opened in Uptown Charlotte. The global brand is not only quirky with a boutique feel, but it is also determined to delve into the local arts scene and unlock Queen City culture for its guests. Two of Le Méridien’s initiatives, LM100 and Unlock Art, have the potential to increase […]

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4 Knight Fellows on how community shapes creativity

All Communities // March 5, 2015

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By Sundance Institute Sundance Institute annually selects up to four artists from the eight Knight resident communities to attend the Sundance Film Festival. These artists reflect Sundance Institute’s commitment to developing and nurturing the next generation of creative voices. Knight Fellows were in residence for five days during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, […]

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Take ‘Inventory’ of Carolyn Swiszcz’s work at MIA

St. Paul // March 4, 2015

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You should go see West St. Paul-based artist Carolyn Swiszcz’s exhibition, “Inventory,” which is currently on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of their Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP). That’s putting it pretty plainly, but if you’re in the Twin Cities and can make the time, it’s worthwhile to see the video […]

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GroundWorks DanceTheater to present two world premieres at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Dance, Music // March 4, 2015

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Artistic forces came together, in some cases for the first time, as GroundWorks DanceTheater (a Knight Arts grantee) rehearsed for its upcoming concert at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall this weekend. Composer Steven Snowden was on hand to hear string chamber ensemble Aeolus Quartet perform the 40-minute work he wrote for GroundWorks’ “House of […]

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Macon Action Plan makes way for more urban core arts and living

Macon // March 4, 2015

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During the last quarter of last year, the Macon Action Plan’s committee made a call for residents of Macon’s community to participate in online and in-person surveys for their ideas on development in Macon’s urban core. Many people shared their visions of how they would like to see our Downtown and surrounding areas revitalized. One […]

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Neon faces and anxious places by Bonnie Brenda Scott at James Oliver Gallery

Philadelphia // March 3, 2015

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Neon is the name of the game at James Oliver Gallery right now – both in color and in substance. Bonnie Brenda Scott, whose name you might recognize from Space 1026 or similar locales, has been active in Philadelphia and New York for some time, concocting bright, biological paintings and multimedia works, the latest of […]

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Writer’s Block brings lost voices to the DIA

Detroit // March 3, 2015

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During the Writer’s Block reading on the afternoon of Saturday, February 28th, the Diego Rivera courtyard was filled with “lost voices to be resurrected in the DIA.” The event featured the poetry of inmates from the Macomb Correctional Facility, as read by their family members or Writer’s Block facilitators before a packed crowd of attendees. […]

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Art that mimics an architectural find

KAC Miami, Miami // March 3, 2015

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Moving around New York-based Ruby Sky Stiler’s exhibit at Locust Projects is a little like walking around an archeological dig – a very lovely one at that. There, scaffolding of unique Miami architecture is hanging around, but they are outlines of facades; the solid structures are missing. And so are the now trademark pastel colors. […]

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Restoring Lowertown’s ‘ghost signs’

St. Paul // March 2, 2015

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By Thomas F. Surprenant, Stahl Construction Company Receiving a grant from the Knight Foundation to restore and conserve some of the historic “ghost signs” in St. Paul’s Lowertown has been enjoyable and rewarding, though it also brings challenges that have kept me awake at night. Where do I find the matching funds? How does Stahl […]

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Soprano Sydney Mancasola makes her Florida Grand Opera debut

Miami, Theater // March 2, 2015

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Florida Grand Opera’s The Pearl Fishers.

The Florida Grand Opera’s elegantly executed version of George Bizet’s generally lackluster The Pearl Fishers features two up-and-coming singers performing the role of Leila—sopranos Sydney Mancasola (who performed February 28 and March 1, and has two more performances on March 3 and 6) and Emily Birsan (who will perform the role on March 7, 12 […]

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