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UNfestival screened local filmmakers at PhilaMOCA

Philadelphia // May 3, 2012

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Rockefeller

UNfestival is a short film and music video show with an emphasis on Philadelphia filmmakers. The third manifestation of the festival screened videos at PhilaMOCA on Friday, April 27th to a standing-room only crowd. The event is presented by Fractal Circus, a local filmmaking and video consultation group. The idea is to gather all of […]

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Miami made Marquez

2011 Miami Winners, Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // May 3, 2012

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Flamenco, like art and human nature, is unpredictable. But Google “flamenco images” and predictably you’ll see a fiery red tomato kaleidoscope of traditional and outrageously trained and ruffled flamenco gowns explode on screen screaming drama. The gowns are so lush and overpowering one forgets there is a dancer wielding those fire-breathing dresses around. Strip away […]

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Do not miss a chance to experience PROJECT Trio’s high-octane performance

Charlotte, Music // May 3, 2012

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PROJECT Trio members may have all been classically trained, but their music is anything but traditional. Don’t miss the premiere of their original arrangement of the classic “Peter and the Wolf.” The Charlotte Symphony (a Knight Arts grantee) presents an extra-special retelling of Prokofiev’s popular orchestral adventure, “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring PROJECT Trio. PROJECT Trio […]

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South Beach Chamber Ensemble explores the piano trio, American-style

Miami, Music // May 2, 2012

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Michael Andrews grew up in Wisconsin going frequently to art museums and galleries, with a mother and an aunt who both were art teachers. One day his musical life as a cellist and his art upbringing came together when he saw the great Cleveland Quartet play a concert at New York’s Mary Boone Gallery. “It […]

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Group exhibit shows “Why Art’s Alive in Akron”

Akron // May 2, 2012

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The Akron Area Arts Alliance (AAAA) is showing off – its award-winning visual artists that is. And why not? The organization has been organizing and advocating the arts in the area for 20 years now. Ten years ago AAAA worked with the city of Akron to create Summit Artspace – a Knight Arts grantee – which […]

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A new season of Twin Cities’ homegrown art CSA movement starts this week

St. Paul // May 2, 2012

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There’s been an explosion of interest in direct-to-consumer, farm-to-table, community supported agriculture in the last couple of decades. I’d lay odds a fair percentage of Knight Arts readers are farmers market regulars, or even subscribe to a CSA and pick up boxes of fresh produce directly from an area farmer through the growing season. A […]

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Inside Janet Echelman’s Dilworth Plaza art commission

Philadelphia // May 1, 2012

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The 2012 Knight Foundation’s Philadelphia Arts Challenge has awarded a $400,000 grant to Center City District to construct the innovative public artwork of artist Janet Echelman to help transform historic Dilworth Plaza  (Philadelphia City Hall) into a focal point for the city’s thriving downtown.  Echelman created “Pulse”, an artwork inspired by the site’s historic association transportation, […]

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Discuss: FIU’s new South Beach home

Miami // May 1, 2012

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If you didn’t know that FIU just recently opened its Miami Beach Urban Studios on Lincoln Road, this week is a good time to discover it. Hoof it up to the fourth floor for both an art show and the first in a series of art talks that will in a sense inaugurate this new […]

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Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents “Remainder”

Philadelphia // May 1, 2012

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Aspen Mays

Through June 10th at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, you can catch the show “Remainder.” Four artists make up this group exhibition of photographic abstractions: Amy Beecher, Aspen Mays, Klea McKenna and Brent Wahl. All of the artists wield process in intriguing, yet entirely divergent ways. Brent Wahl has two stylistically opposed images near the […]

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Open air poetry at Lafayette Greens

Detroit, Poetry // May 1, 2012

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The prototypical poet is a creature of the dark, naturally to be found haunting lowlight bars and passing days shuttered behind drawn curtains. The prototypical poetry reading is a heavy affair, most usually held in a drinking establishment and lubricated on all sides by “poetry juice.” There was nothing prototypical about the poetry reading held […]

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