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Art comes alive during a day in the museum

Miami // May 13, 2014

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Every year, one of the more innovative and exciting events that successfully melds art forms takes place in May at the Bass Museum of Art. That’s when Dance NOW! Miami makes an artistic intervention, to interpret the current art on display through a unique, one-off performance. It’s called “The Ekphrasis Project: Art From Art,” and […]

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Two artists, one world: “BINDING (the secret sayers)” at Butter Projects

Detroit // May 13, 2014

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On Friday, May 2nd, a collaborative installation between two visiting artists opened at Butter Projects in Royal Oak. Brooklyn-based artist Loren Erdrich and Oakland-based artist Bunnie Reiss met five years ago at a Vermont Studio Center residency, where the two mixed-media artists quickly found common ground. The two-woman show, “BINDING (the secret sayers)” featured both […]

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Porcelain garments and pickaxes at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // May 13, 2014

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Both delicate and deceptive, the pieces hanging at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG) right now provide a body of work without the body; garments discarded and displayed for all to see. The work of Daisy Quezada is on view for the month of May in her solo show “Un Silencio,” whose boundaries are rigid despite […]

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Celebrating growth and innovation in Philadelphia’s arts community

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // May 12, 2014

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I’m in Philadelphia this week, and am excited to join Vice President for Arts Dennis Scholl and Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood in announcing $780,000 in support  to 19 individual artists and arts organizations. Over the past year, we’ve been building on the success of our three-year Knight Arts Challenge – providing new funding to challenge […]

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Detroit hosts world class Canadian Artists to increase positive perceptions of the city

Detroit // May 12, 2014

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By Peter Rozek, Canadian Residency Artist  Shary Boyle  from Toronto has been in Detroit for just over a month now and she’s hooked up with Pewabic Pottery, a Detroit Historic Arts and Crafts institution founded in 1903, to make a commemorative bas relief tile of her visit only available through Kickstarter. The above photo is […]

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“50 Shades! The Musical” premieres at the Grand Opera House

Macon, Music, Theater // May 12, 2014

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Next Sunday, if you happen to drive down Mulberry Street past the Grand Opera House and wonder why so many women from college age to your grandma’s age are lined up to enter, just know that “50 Shades! The Musical” is showing at 7 p.m. This theatrical production is a parody of E.L. James bestselling […]

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One week, two important events: Here & Now: 2014 and the SFCA Listening Club

Dance, Miami, Music // May 12, 2014

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Ana Mendez, Keisha Whitfeild, Shira Abergel

This is the final week for Here & Now: 2014, a Knight Emerging Artist Series presented by the Miami Light Project. The festival features newly commissioned work by South Florida performance artists Letty Bassart, Abel Cornejo, Ana Mendez, David Rohn, Danilo de la Torre and Juan Carlos Zaldivar. Here & Now provides artists resources to […]

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“Behind-the-Scenes Story of Building the Bechtler”

Charlotte // May 12, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art occupies a prominent space at the Levine Center for the Arts, and has become a noted façade within the Charlotte cityscape. Ever wonder how it was built? Who designed it? Or what went into its construction? Now is your chance to find out as the Bechtler presents the “Behind-the-Scenes […]

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Street scenes: An early look at “One Day in the Twin Cities” and the new Vivian Maier Gallery

St. Paul // May 12, 2014

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You may recall, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote here about “One Day in the Twin Cities,” part of a crowdsourced, nationwide documentary project that took place over a 24-hour period on April 26, 2014. It’s an ambitious undertaking launching from 11 major U.S. urban areas: Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, New York, L.A., San Francisco, […]

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University of Chicago taps creative energy of artists for civic projects

All Communities // May 11, 2014

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By Derek Douglas, vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago Derek Douglas is the vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Below, he writes about the Place Project, a national model for revitalizing communities through arts and culture supported by Knight Foundation. As an urban research university located in […]

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