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Alexey Taran’s “Imaginarium”

Miami, Theater // November 8, 2012

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IMAGINARIUM | Photo bistoury inc

On Friday, November 9th, Alexey Taran, an Artist in Residence at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), will welcome audiences to “Imaginarium” — a dance, theater and film experience that provides insights into an emerging

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HistoryMiami showcases Japanese folklife

Miami // November 7, 2012

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By Robert Harkins, HistoryMiami So far, the HistoryMiami South Florida Folklife Center has presented two programs featuring our current resident artist Mieko Kubota, a master of Japanese ikebana (flower arranging). On September 29th, Mieko created unique arrangements and also explained the philosophy behind her Zen-influenced style at a special ikebana presentation. While audience members delighted […]

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Red Priest brings lively approach to Baroque

Miami, Music // November 7, 2012

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It’s a good weekend for early music, with return visits by two groups that do their best to make music of ages long past live for modern audiences. This year’s concert series at St. Martha’s in Miami Shores begins with a concert Sunday afternoon by Red Priest, the British quartet that takes its name from […]

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Robert Sestok’s “Verses” is a true tour de force

Detroit // November 7, 2012

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Robert Sestok’s exhibit of paintings configured in a 3D environment, Verses, had a triumphant opening on Friday, November 2 at the CCS Center Galleries [Manoogian Visual Resource Center in the College for Creative Studies, 301 Frederick Douglass (corner of Brush Street), Detroit; 313-664-7800]. The installation surpassed even the high expectations of this blogger, and proved Sestok […]

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Cafe displays paintings by Macon artist Sharon Clabo

Macon // November 7, 2012

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Amid the landscape of exhibition opportunities, local cafes and coffee shops are often a fun way to get one’s art in front of a viewing audience. While the quality of the work can range from spectacular to mediocre, when one stumbles upon a gem, it’s always a treat. This is how I felt when I […]

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Ballet Theatre of Ohio brings “Nutcracker” to Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Dance // November 7, 2012

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Christine Meneer, artistic director of Ballet Theatre of Ohio, has been bringing her “Nutcracker” to Akron area audiences for 20 years now. The longstanding event began, Meneer said in an interview, when some of the students from her dance school were appearing in a touring version of the classic holiday season dance. She thought right […]

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Your home, your gallery: insights into the nuts and bolts of D.I.Y. art shows

St. Paul // November 7, 2012

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A few years ago, in 2009, Andy Sturdevant wrote a wonderful essay for mnartists.org (where I serve as editor) on “occasional” galleries, ad hoc exhibition spaces set up for a night or two in otherwise private spaces: temporarily cleared out homes and apartments, briefly repurposed studio spaces. He described such ephemeral galleries as “a system […]

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When Theaster Gates builds it, we should come

Miami // November 6, 2012

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Theaster Gates has training as an urban planner as well as a sculptor (in fact, he got an MS in 2006 in Urban Planning, Ceramics and Religious Studies, dig that one). He works with structures, with public spaces and with the exploration of pure production. Which may be why the Chicago artist’s last show at […]

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Elemental interpretations at AIGA Philadelphia

Philadelphia // November 6, 2012

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Uranium

On 2nd Street, just south of Arch in Old City, one can find the headquarters for the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA). Founded in 1981 by a group of Philadelphia area designers, the AIGA Space represents the first local manifestation of the organization. AIGA Philadelphia is currently comprised of more than 700 […]

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Borsht 8 is here…

Miami, Theater // November 5, 2012

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Borscht Film Festival

Moving images often capture the whole range of human emotions that live beneath the surface of our skin. These moving images express what words sometimes fail to express. But, more often than not, films find a way to combine the power of language with imagery to create a dynamic force for deeper human understanding. This […]

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