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An intimate look at 20th-century art titan Alberto Giacometti

Charlotte // September 3, 2012

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) has a new exhibition, “Giacometti: Memory and Presence,” that presents an intimate look at Alberto Giacometti’s life and career, exploring his artistic successes as well as familial relationships and inspirations. The exhibition will remain on view until February 8, 2013 and features more than 80 […]

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New exhibit seeks to find the message of peace within the chaos

Macon // September 3, 2012

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The September exhibit at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) is special for me, because I am guest curating the exhibit. Heatherly Wakefield is MAA’s director of fine art and the regular curator of its monthly exhibits. Knowing my background as a curator, she has gracefully allowed me the opportunity to […]

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It’s an act of culture

Dance, Miami, Music, Random Acts of Culture, Theater // September 3, 2012

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Marissa Alma Nick | Photo by Neil de la Flor

I read Ruth Benedict’s “The Individual and the Pattern of Culture” while sipping iced coffee at Starbucks on the corner of Lincoln Road and Pennsylvania Avenue while I waited

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Knight Arts Challenge Miami People’s Choice: 6th Street Dance Studio

KAC Miami, Miami // September 1, 2012

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The 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami is bigger and better than ever with the addition of its first People’s Choice Award. Knight Foundation has selected five local nominees from this year’s group of finalists – the rest is up to you.Vote for your favorite and the winner will receive $20,000 for their Miami art project. Click here to watch profiles […]

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MDC Galleries open new doors

Miami // August 31, 2012

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Few people may realize that Miami-Dade College’s Art Gallery System has more than 1,600 artworks in its permanent collection. But they’ve sometimes been hard to find and see. That could be about to change as the college transitions into the freshly named new MDCGalleries of Art + Design and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, which […]

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Defiance, Ohio triumphs at the Trumbullplex

Detroit // August 31, 2012

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A Bay Area native, I spent the bulk of my free time as a disaffected high schooler either haunting coffee shops or catching triple-billed punk bands at Gilman St. in Berkeley, Calif., a tiny, volunteer-run club and launch pad for bands like Green Day and Rancid. No wonder, then, that approaching the Trumbullplex — a collectively […]

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Pakistani duo to perform at University of Akron and Lock 3 in downtown Akron

Akron // August 31, 2012

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And now for something totally different – Pakistani pop. That might seem a flippant way to introduce cousins Zeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam, who hail from Peshawar, Pakistan, but it gets at the essence of why they will be performing in concerts on the University of Akron campus and downtown in Lock 3 on September […]

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Elska Zeidel LAB at Inkub8

Dance, Miami // August 31, 2012

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Elska Zeidel Inkub8 September 2012

In many ways, dance is the art of flight and finding a way to lift our bodies against the pull of gravity may be the closest we’ll ever get to freedom — at least that’s how

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Black, Jewish cultural links explored in Guava Rugelach recital

Miami, Music, Theater // August 30, 2012

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Growing up in the Florida-panhandle town of Niceville, Lloyd Reshard remembers hearing the spirit really move the older members of his Southern Baptist congregation. “They would just be completely a cappella, and they would be these long, drawn-out things. They would sing ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ … and they would sing some melody […]

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Cultural groups gear up for spotlight on Charlotte

Charlotte // August 30, 2012

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The Democratic National Convention begins next week (just in case you forgot). The week kicks off with CarolinaFest on Labor Day, September 3rd. A daylong street festival, CarolinaFest will be held on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte and get started at 10 a.m. with the  Labor Day Parade. September 4th and 5th are Convention meeting […]

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