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“Soul of a Folk Artist” exhibit features I. Root’s handmade crafts

Dance, Macon, Music // October 20, 2014

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During the month of October at the SoChi Gallery, a sports collection of three-dimensional paintings created by the folk artist Monroe Jackson will be on display and for sale. As a craftsman, Monroe Jackson is better known as I. Root. Every since he was a young boy, he always flaunted his artistic talents. Once, he […]

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The Gold Line streetcar: “Looking Forward/Looking Back”

Charlotte // October 20, 2014

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Transportation – it moves us forward toward some destination, some goal, or maybe someone. We hear this word, and we think about the future and what is ahead. Rarely do we hear this word and think about what gets left behind or the past. But in a way that is exactly what the Queen City’s […]

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Voting is open for the South Florida Peoples Choice Award!

KAC Miami, Miami // October 20, 2014

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Starting today, all you need is a cellphone to help a local artist’s dream project come to life. We just launched the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award in South Florida, where you, the public, helps decide which of six local arts organizations receives $20,000 for their idea. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite […]

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Knight Foundation and VP Arts Dennis Scholl secure four Suncoast Emmy nominations

Miami // October 19, 2014

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It’s a big year for Knight Arts. Knight Foundation and VP/Arts Dennis Scholl have been nominated for four Suncoast Emmys. Art Loft Episode #236, a Knight-funded program created in conjunction with WPBT, was nominated for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. Dennis Scholl produced and directed two of the three Art Loft segments in the nominated episode: […]

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A burst of new painting from Glexis Novoa

Miami // October 17, 2014

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Glexis Novoa is one of Miami’s more prominent and well-known artists. His black-and-white graphite constructs of a utopian metropolis gone wrong – cold, otherworldy, bereft of emotion – often site-specific to gallery and museum walls, have become part of the lexicon of contemporary art being made in Miami. But before he set up in Miami […]

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Yard/Zone by Sarah Wagner maps a mythical neighborhood inside Popps Packing

Detroit // October 17, 2014

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“Yard/Zone,” the latest show at Popps Packing, is an installation by Sarah Wagner – a rendering of her neighborhood, haunting in its simplicity and delicate materials. The installation, which opened on October 4th, is a dimensional scale map of the houses—whole, and in various states of decay and overgrowth—from Wagner’s “Banglatown” neighborhood, rendered dimensionally in […]

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“Relatively Speaking” is relatively strong at Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, Theater // October 17, 2014

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Alan Ayckbourn’s swinging ’60s British comedy had what seemed like a slow start in the first act during opening night of “Relatively Speaking” at Weathervane Playhouse (a Knight Arts grantee), but then Act II came along in the nick of time. The problem wasn’t with the acting. Adam C. Alderson as Greg and Tris Bolinger […]

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Fundación Educative Carlos M. Castañeda presents an evening of Latin American classics with Martha Marchena

Miami // October 16, 2014

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Fundación Educative Carlos M. Castañeda (FECMC) proudly presents an Evening of Latin American Classics with lauded pianist Martha Marchena. Marchena’s unique repertoire, captivating performances and innovative discography has engaged listeners for decades. Born in Cuba, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worldwide. She takes to the stage at the […]

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Concepts of design present and future from Queensland to Philadelphia

Philadelphia // October 16, 2014

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Presenting the ongoing research from Queensland College of Art in Australia, the “Design in Flux” exhibition at Crane Arts staged by DesignPhiladelphia is a spectacular investigation into where design is now and where it’s headed. By addressing design as an ongoing process as opposed to a finite end, the many contributors utilize their expertise in […]

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The new jewel of Hialeah

Miami, Music, Theater // October 16, 2014

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Florida Grand Opera.

When I was a boy, my grandmother would take me the the Hialeah Park Race Track—a.k.a., the “Jewel of Hialeah.” She’d bet on the horses, and I would, too. I’d eat hot dogs and sip on Coke while she hooted and hollered for X or Y horse to cross the finish line. I had no […]

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