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New series celebrates Miami as an international center of art

Miami // November 2, 2012

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation While headlines focus on Art Basel Miami Beach each December, a new mini-series will feature the local artists who have steadily built the region’s reputation as an international art center. Debuting Sunday in South Florida, the Artist-to-Artist series will feature artists like Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures and conceptual objects have been […]

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“Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor” at Akron Art Museum

Akron // November 2, 2012

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Old artists can learn new artistic tricks, or can if they are like Adolph Gottlieb. The Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, sets out to show exactly that in its newest exhibition, “Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor.” I think it’s fascinating that someone who was late in his career and was as established as Adolph Gottlieb […]

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“Existentialism of Jazz” at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Charlotte // November 1, 2012

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Art meets jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) this Friday at 6 p.m. The concert, “Existentialism of Jazz,” will feature music from the free Jazz Movement as pioneered by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Held in the lobby of the Bechtler, tickets are free for members and […]

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Two new Community Supported Art programs in Philly

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // November 1, 2012

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Two Philadelphia groups have begun working on a project which seeks to close the gap in the buyer and maker relationship that comes with purchasing artwork. Grizzly Grizzly and neighbor Tiger Strikes Asteroid have begun one of Philadelphia’s first Community Supported Art (CSA) programs along with the Philadelphia Folklore Project, both of which are Knight […]

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Weathervane Playhouse’s “Shooting Star” blazes with well-acted drama

Akron, Theater // November 1, 2012

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Two-person dramas are going to be talky. They just are. So it really helps when the play is lively, full of human insight, and extremely well acted, as Weathervane Playhouse’s “Shooting Star” is. Steven Dietz’s play – which incidentally is being performed in Weathervane Playhouse’s intimate 50-seat black box Dietz Theater – tells the story […]

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Miami Choral Academy tries to change lives through song

Miami, Music // October 31, 2012

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One day not too long from now, youth choral groups might be as ubiquitous and popular nationwide as Pop Warner football teams. That’s the goal, in any case, of the Miami Choral Academy, whose director, Shawn Crouch, is working to develop a curriculum based on the academy’s work here that could be used by communities […]

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The coolest band in Paris

Miami, Music // October 31, 2012

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Nouvelle Vague | Photo by Melanie Liset

It seems like every band these days is the coolest band around. An endless supply of cool, hip groups sprout like dandelions and promise to radically reshape the sound of the music industry. Cool is cool, but interesting is beyond cool. This Friday,

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First Friday offers a variety of things to enjoy

Macon // October 31, 2012

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Celebrations for First Friday in Macon have been ramped up for November. Galleries, theaters, restaurants and museums are opening their doors to the public and offering a variety of special events worth experiencing. With so many things happening on a single night, I thought I’d offer my suggestions for the evening. “Listen With Your Eyes” […]

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Photographer Joel Pickford captures faces of the Hmong diaspora in America

St. Paul // October 31, 2012

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California photographer and filmmaker Joel Pickford will be in the Twin Cities this week and next to discuss his new book, “Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Disapora.” It’s the first such photo-documentary book about this growing immigrant population, and important for that reason alone; as of the 2010 census, more than 260,000 […]

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Out of damaged landscapes, sublime art

Miami // October 30, 2012

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Robert Huff has been working on his art for a long time, that is obvious. There is no funny business here, no conceptual conceits, no sloppy composition. The new works hanging at the Carol Jazzar Gallery are not just beautiful, they are so well crafted as to make so much other contemporary art around look, […]

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