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Voting for ArtPop 2015 now open

Charlotte // November 24, 2014

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I voted. Have you? No, I am not talking about the midterm elections, but rather the 2015 roster of ArtPop candidates. ArtPop is an exciting partnership between Adams Outdoor Advertising and the Arts and Science Council to promote local artists through available billboard space. This initiative is the brainchild of Wendy Hickey, a national sales […]

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A timely exhibition at Macalester College combines oral histories and printmaking to bring immigrant experiences to life

St. Paul // November 24, 2014

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In light of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, announced last week, Raoul Deal’s exhibition of new and recent work in Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery seems especially timely. At the center of his show, “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá (From Neither Here Nor There),” are large woodcut prints and paintings inspired by oral […]

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A one-night-only screening of “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution”

Dance, Macon, Music, Theater // November 24, 2014

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Fashion embraces so many arts disciplines – acting, dancing, designing, singing, speaking and writing. A little more than 40 years ago, Eleanor Lambert, a marketer of fashion, teamed up with Gerald Van der Kemp, a conservator of the Versailles palace, to raise funds for its renovations. Their philanthropic idea spawn into a landmark battle of American and […]

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Dustin Lance Black applauds Cinetopia Film Festival

Detroit // November 22, 2014

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 By Drew Waller, Michigan Theater This year, the Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor, Mich., a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, premiered the important documentary “The Case Against 8.” We took advantage of this opportunity to bring in filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the stage play “8” that inspired the film, […]

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EXILE yourself in art books at the Book Fair

Miami // November 21, 2014

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There is a super cool new addition to this year’s Miami Book Fair International, which will culminate this weekend Downtown. Artist Amanda Keeley has “opened” her new arts book lounge during the fair, which offers a mix of literary and visual arts fare. Called EXILE Book Lounge, in retrospect it’s a wonder that this type […]

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Public Pool mans up with “Beer, Bacon and Bullets”

Detroit // November 21, 2014

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Public Pool hosted a playful investigation of several hallmarks of traditional masculinity with “Beer, Bacon and Bullets,” a three-man show featuring the work of Alexander Buzzalini, Angelo Conti and Matthew Hunt. Hunt was the primary contributor on the subject of beer, with multimedia pieces featuring live six packs (one of which was being emptied and […]

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Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog” at None Too Fragile Theater

Akron, Theater // November 21, 2014

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None Too Fragile Theater is noted for regularly bringing tense and darkly comic tales to the stage. It’s done it again with Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is densely and intricately written; it requires a lot of thought once you leave the performance. That’s a good thing with theater and a reason to […]

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Palm Beach Opera successfully matches grant

Miami // November 20, 2014

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications Palm Beach Opera, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge South Florida More than a year ago, we were excited to learn that we would receive an $80,000 Knight Arts Challenge matching grant from Knight Foundation. The funds from the Knight Arts Challenge were awarded to help subsidize […]

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100 Words Film Festival

Charlotte // November 20, 2014

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Shorts, an original film under 40 minutes, used to be a widely popular type of movie widely shown in conjunction with a major feature film in the early years of cinema. But with the extravagance of movie making these days both in terms of length, money and special effects, shorts have been relegated to the […]

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Tim Eads and his optical bacchanal at Pentimenti

Philadelphia // November 20, 2014

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The mind of Tim Eads must be an astonishing place. Fortunately, by setting foot in Pentimenti Gallery right now, it is possible to wade through the extraordinary imagery of this prolific patternmaker, and catch a brief glimpse of the fantastical features that pepper this artist’s outlandish imagination. In “Vector Forms,” we find an exuberant place […]

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