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Visionary Woman Awards: Ellen Lupton and Victoria Hagan

Philadelphia // August 30, 2012

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War on Toiletries

In the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, two women are being recognized for this year’s Visionary Woman Awards: Victoria Hagan and Ellen Lupton. Now in its tenth year, the recognition of the Visionary Woman Awards has become a widely known honor for women who have made significant contributions to art and design. Started in […]

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Macon begins process to create a comprehensive plan for public art

Macon // August 29, 2012

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On Thursday, August 23 the Community Foundation of Central Georgia held a public meeting to discuss public art in Macon. The meeting was led by Cesar Trasobares, a public art consultant from Miami, Fla. The goal was to begin the development of a comprehensive plan for public art, specifically in the College Hill Corridor. Other […]

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De La Soul and Pete Rock & CL Smooth to headline 5th annual Hip-hop Showcase

Akron // August 29, 2012

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Akron will be hopping this week. Hip-hopping, that is, because, for the 5th year in a row, the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, will be hosting the annual Hip-hop Showcase put on by Keepers of the Art, also a Knight Arts grantee. This year’s showcase will feature two of the ostensibly most cutting-edge […]

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Knight Arts leaders honored by Barry’s Blog

All Communities // August 29, 2012

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Barry’s Blog, a leading arts blog published as a “service of the Western States Arts Federation,”  has honored several Knight Arts leaders in its fifth annual listing of the 50 most powerful and influential people in the nonprofit arts. Each year, national leaders anonymously submit nominations for influential and powerful leaders in arts administration and organizational […]

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presents “Open Air” with the Association for Public Art

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 28, 2012

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

On September 20th, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will come alive with more than just the bright colors of autumn. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will transform a stretch of Philadelphia’s famous cultural promenade with 24 of the brightest searchlights in the world for an interactive public art project called “Open Air.” Commissioned by the Association for […]

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A new cultural ‘Message’

Miami // August 28, 2012

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It will have been hard to miss the work of Rashid Johnson this year if you have even a passing interest in art. The unique output of this Chicago-raised artist, who became a hit almost the moment he entered the scene in his early twenties in 2000, has gone solo on the walls of the […]

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An open-studio tour of the Russell Industrial Center

Detroit // August 28, 2012

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The Russell Industrial Center is a recognizable monolith and a herald for the passage into Detroit from the northern suburbs. The highly visible ex-industrial facility, once an auto-body supplier, now houses a series of privately leased studio spaces, home to a vivid array of more than 150 local artists, makers and businesspeople. This Saturday, Building […]

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Make This Your Year: The Knight Arts Challenge opens Sept. 17!

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 27, 2012

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Now in its third year, the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia will call for your best ideas for the arts in Philadelphia Sept. 17. – Oct. 15. The $9 million initiative seeks the most innovative cultural ideas to engage and enrich Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Launched in 2010, the challenge has awarded $5.4 million to 71 ideas to […]

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“Los Siervos/The Serfs” highlights the genius of Virgilio Piñera

Miami, Theater // August 27, 2012

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Los Siervos/The Serfs

Tropical Storm Issac, with its medium rains and so-so winds, nevertheless ruined my plans to see “El juego de Electra/Electra’s Play,” which is part of FUNDarte’s fabulously fun and must-see Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre. The festival, which opened August 17th, features four extraordinarily

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Vote for a president and new art in 2012

Charlotte // August 27, 2012

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In a brilliant nod to the 2012 Presidential election, the Mint Museum (a Knight Arts grantee) is holding its own election: “Vote for Art.” This project gives museum visitors a chance to directly help in the Mint’s collection process. While visiting the museum’s Uptown location, the public can cast a ballot for three of their […]

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