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2012 International Festival at UNC Charlotte

Charlotte // September 27, 2012

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Travel the globe all in one Saturday afternoon at this year’s UNC Charlotte International Festival. The Festival features a variety of art, food, music and dance from different cultures in a marketplace setting with exhibition booths.  Over 50 nations will be represented by UNC Charlotte’s international students and Charlotte’s international community. The festival begins on […]

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Carol Porter holds gallery talk about her paintings

Macon // September 26, 2012

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The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, hosted a gallery talk on Tuesday, Sept. 25 by Carol Dodd Porter, about her many paintings featured in the gallery’s September exhibit “Slow Down, Step Back.” Porter believes that an artist’s work should reflect the times in which the artist lives. For this reason, she […]

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A “Cornucopia” of photos and poems by multimedia artist Mike Hazard

Poetry, St. Paul // September 26, 2012

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When photographer and filmmaker Mike Hazard (a.k.a. “Media Mike”) moved to Lowertown in 1999, his new place was less than a block from the downtown St. Paul Farmer’s Market, so it was natural to incorporate a stop there into his routine. With all its townie charm, bustle and sheer vitality, he’s found documenting the market’s […]

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Deborah Pinter’s flower series photographs on view in Peninsula

Akron // September 26, 2012

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Take in photographer Deborah Pinter’s flower series exhibit, called “Luminous Florals,” and combine a nice fall outing with a satisfying art experience. Pinter’s flower studies are on view at the Hines Hill campus (the administration building) in the John F. Seiberling Gallery near the Boston Store in Peninsula district. What looks to be an old […]

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Rubens Ghenov and a mystery wrapped in an enigma

Philadelphia // September 25, 2012

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Rubens Ghenov has a solo painting exhibit at Tiger Strikes Asteroid right now, but his abstract forms, although the outward face of the show, are only a portion of the full concept at hand. Along with his sharp, textured paintings, Ghenov provides an essay by Ana Monique Abe and a short documentary film, which examine a […]

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CIFO and the Latin discussion

Miami // September 25, 2012

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It doesn’t seem like nine whole years since CIFO started its Grants and Commissions Program, which supports, promotes, then highlights mid-career and emerging artists from Latin America. This is a unique program, where chosen artists participate in creating art around a theme, come to Miami, and then have the program-specific work shown at the CIFO […]

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“Cosmo(s)politan: an evening of film and video” at the Jam Handy Building

Detroit // September 25, 2012

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It is delicate confession for an arts and culture blogger to confess a certain level of discomfort with avant garde cinema. At times it seems the imagery and nonsensical connections are paralleled in their extremity only by the level of seriousness with which they are taken. For my part, I found the offerings at “cosmo(s)politan: […]

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Coming up: Two opportunities to get your Knight Arts Challenge questions answered

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // September 25, 2012

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Have a question about the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia?  We’re giving you two opportunities to learn more and get your questions answered before the Oct. 15 application deadline. Bring your questions directly to Knight Foundation reps, who’ll answer them in person at our Philly Town Hall Meeting (October 3) — or join us for a […]

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Art forgery and the work of Alberto Giacometti

Charlotte // September 24, 2012

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Forgery is always a hot-button word in the art world, but with the rise of online shopping, the issue has intensified greatly. In recent years, the art market has expanded beyond its original exclusivity with the rise of the Internet. Sites like eBay provide shoppers with a bazaar-like experience where they can find works by […]

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Alleluia, it’s Junot Diaz

Miami, Theater // September 24, 2012

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Junot Diaz | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Dropping F-bombs in church may seem sacrilegious, but it’s not, especially when those bombs are dropped by Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008). If you’re not

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