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Fountainhead focuses on local art

Miami // January 27, 2015

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The Fountainhead enterprise continues to spread its wings. There is the Fountainhead Residency program, which has brought some great artists to town, many of whom have then had exhibits in Miami; the Fountainhead Studios, which houses myriad artists and has open studio nights; and now there is Your Fountainhead, a semi-nomadic exhibition space (currently in […]

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New artists-in-residence at the McColl

Charlotte // January 27, 2015

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A new round of artists-in-residence arrived at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation this month. The new artists represent a variety of styles and media, but there is a significant focus on the Environment and Craft Spheres of Impact. These thematic realms are part of the McColl Center’s goal to create meaningful partnerships between […]

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Corine Vermeulen uncovers the roots with “Obscura Primavera” at Susanne Hilberry Gallery

Detroit // January 27, 2015

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Friday, January 24th was the opening for “Obscura Primavera” by photographer Corine Vermeulen, at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale. The collection of images, produced from 2009-2014, center around Medellin, Colombia, where Vermeulen spent multiple visits to the city documenting local places, people and nature, as well as participating in artist residencies at Casa Tres […]

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Canoe demonstration project preserves American Indian tradition

Miami // January 27, 2015

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By Robin Haines Merrill, Upper Room Art Gallery Tonight in Fort Lauderdale, the Upper Room Art Gallery will kick off a yearlong public art project centered around the traditional art of creating dugout canoes. Below, the gallery’s Robin Haines Merrill writes about the project and the importance of keeping the art alive. I’m not a […]

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FGO’s “Così fan tutte” is love and marriage at its operatic best

Miami, Theater // January 26, 2015

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Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando & Guglielmo. Photo by Rod Millington for FGO.

The Florida Grand Opera‘s uberly relevant Così fan tutte, exquisitely directed by Bernard Uzan, grabs you from the beginning and never lets go. It was a fantastically fun, semi-farcical romp through librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte’s tale of relationships, wife-swapping, the futility of fidelity and, most importantly, our desperate need for human connection. The opera’s contemporary […]

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Invitational 8UP Dance Competition shows off the best

Dance, Macon, Music // January 26, 2015

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Sight of Sound has teamed up with Steps on Ingleside to present the 8UP Dance Competition invitational. Recently, dance-off challenges have become very popular around the nation. The culture is definitely climaxing in Middle Georgia. There are many individuals and dance teams in town who challenge each other on a regular basis. These hoofers also expand their reputations by […]

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Knight Arts Challenge South Florida opens for entries

KAC Miami // January 26, 2015

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More than 8,900 ideas. 241 projects. $25 million. All since 2008. The numbers of the Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, which opens for entries today, provide an overview of the program — but they don’t tell the full story. There has been support for pop-up artists’ bookstores, preserving Haitian rara music, developing the local […]

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Mark your calendar: Artist Nicole Cherubini discusses George Ohr at PAMM Jan 29

Miami // January 24, 2015

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Mark your calendar! On Thursday, Jan 29 artist Nicole Cherubini, whose newest body of sculptures are currently on view at PAMM, will speak about the works of the revolutionary ceramicist George Ohr and his artistic process, including his inventive experimentation with clay. The discuss is free with admission, but space is limited (first come, first seated). […]

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Short shots of exhibits at the Bakehouse

Miami // January 23, 2015

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There seems to be a trend at galleries these days, to throw weekly events or happenings, to keep movement flowing. Gallery Diet, Emerson Dorsch and now the Bakehouse Art Complex are examples. The Bakehouse has been giving a platform to emerging artists since the 1980s, when its location seemed far off the grid – today […]

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Frederick Wiseman discusses “National Gallery” at the DFT

Detroit // January 23, 2015

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I had the privilege of joining a member of the DIA’s educational department for the Detroit Film Theatre’s first screening of the documentary National Gallery by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Wiseman was in attendance for a discussion following the three-hour film, which details the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. As a gesture to the relevance […]

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