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Some crosstown art action

Miami // September 16, 2014

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The artist-run downtown space Dimensions Variable has decided to throw a show across the causeway in collaboration with ArtCenter South Florida in the main Lincoln Road gallery, cleverly called “On Location.” The three featured female artists, Nellie Appleby, Allison Matherly and Cristina Lei Rodriguez, all work with nature, or how we end up interacting and […]

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MOCAD kicks down September’s door with John Maggie and The People’s Biennial

Detroit // September 16, 2014

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It is daunting to even consider summing up the MOCAD’s stunning “People’s Biennial 2014,” which opened on Friday, September 12th and will run through January 5th of next year. Before anything else is said, a huge tip of the hat is due to curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman, and the entire crew of the […]

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Grizzly Grizzly trio grapple with a time-tested, give-and-take process

Philadelphia // September 16, 2014

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As a bastion of repurposing and decontextualizing, collage has been the medium of choice for those artists interested in the meaning of symbols and signs from the world around them, and how they can be shaped into unique compositions that are greater than the sum of their parts. From pre-Surrealist experiments through the postmodern grind, […]

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Minnesota Opera opens the season with an outdoor simulcast of Puccini’s spaghetti western

Music, St. Paul, Theater // September 16, 2014

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Minnesota Opera (a Knight Arts grantee) will celebrate the start of the 2014-2015 season with a free, outdoor simulcast of its opening production, Puccini’s La fanciulla del West. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, in downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park (just across from the Ordway), a number of food trucks and beverage purveyors will be on hand […]

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Meet the incoming artists at the McColl + Response

Charlotte // September 16, 2014

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At the beginning of September, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation welcomed the fall 2014 session of Artists-in-Residence. This marks the 15th year of the McColl Center’s support and promotion of contemporary artists through innovative programs, relevant exhibitions and studio residencies. As the center celebrates this milestone, it will continue its commitment to empowering […]

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‘Knight Cities’: Arts leader Deborah Cullinan leads community change

All Communities // September 15, 2014

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Carol Coletta, vice president of community and national initiatives at Knight Foundation Can a major art institution lead a city in the exploration of its most urgent economic and community development questions?  If you talk to Deborah Cullinan, executive director of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the answer you get is a […]

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#6WordsMiami

Miami, Poetry // September 15, 2014

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This year the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI) is looking for six-word stories inspired by life in Miami. The genre is up to you: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, romance. All you have to do is conjure up a story and submit it for the challenge. My nonfiction #6WordsMiami story: “Concrete tunnel. Queer. Never dull. Locos.” Here […]

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Ocmulgee Indian Celebration brings the Native American culture to life

Dance, Macon, Music // September 15, 2014

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The lifestyle of Native Americans has been preserved throughout the United States with national monuments and reservations. Each year, during the middle of September, thousands of people from all over the Southeast and beyond come out to the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. This year, the dates fall on September 20 and 21. From 10 a.m. until 6 […]

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Santiago Rubino’s fantastical worlds return

Miami // September 12, 2014

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By now, the distinctive markings of Santiago Rubino, the very figurative drawings often devoid of much color, often featuring a raven-haired, voluptuous woman, should be familiar to many. His works, large and small, have been exhibited on walls of establishments and galleries all over, although generally here in Miami through Spinello Projects. But in fact […]

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Weekend Preview: Afro-Futurism, Elements of Whimsy, and Breakfast with Mr. Louie

Detroit // September 12, 2014

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In anticipation of an action-packed weekend, here’s a few not-to-be-missed opportunities to engage with some of Detroit’s most exciting art venues. First, you can whet your desire for opening night excitement at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts (a Knight Arts grantee), where three new shows are being celebrated from 6-9 p.m. Herbert Gentry and his […]

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