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6th Annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

Philadelphia // May 22, 2012

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The sixth annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (KKSD) took place over the weekend on Saturday, May 19. The derby is an outdoor, all-day affair that included more than a few giant, moving, human-powered sculptures. It is supported in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant. More design competition than race, participants in the KKSD ride […]

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Blockbuster cultural weekend in the D

Detroit // May 22, 2012

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By guest blogger Rosie Sharp It was quite the banner weekend for the arts in Detroit, and this blogger had the opportunity to attend two different performances, each of which informed the other in the most unexpected ways. The pinnacle of the weekend was Saturday night’s “Bollywood in the D” at the Music Hall Center […]

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A closer look at Jose Bedia

Miami // May 22, 2012

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Anyone who knows art in Miami, knows Jose Bedia. After rising in the art world in his native Cuba in the 1980s — he was part of the first and second Havana Biennial, the latest edition of which just opened earlier in the month — and becoming part of a new wave of artists known as the […]

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Inside the Barnes Foundation’s grand opening

Philadelphia // May 21, 2012

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Knight Foundation supported the building of a new Philadelphia facility to house the Barnes Foundation collection, and a mobile app to provide more access to the world-renowned works. Knight’s Vice President/Arts Dennis Scholl writes about the opening. It was a star-studded night as the Barnes Foundation opened the doors to it new 93,000-square-foot facility on museum mile in Philadelphia. The […]

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A ‘blindfolded drive’ with Matt McAuliffe at the new Bindery Projects gallery space

St. Paul // May 21, 2012

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It rained hard for an hour or so early Saturday evening, so there weren’t many cars or pedestrians on the road when artist Matt McAuliffe donned a blindfold and took his car out for a spin. “Blindfolded Drive” was captured on video and streamed online in real time; he was joined by a few volunteer […]

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David Zambrano energizes the Miami Light Project

Miami, Theater // May 21, 2012

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David Zambrano. Photo by Neil de la Flor

David Zambrano’s “Soul Project” is genius. Presented by the Miami Light Project, Zambrano’s show opened at The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse. It was an improvised, funkadelic and soul-lifting performance that eliminated the distance between audience and dancer.

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Farce yourself not to miss these two comedies

Akron // May 18, 2012

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Double-dealing and double lives. That’s the stuff of farce because it leads to mistaking one person or situation for another. In the right hands, serious issues can be turned into laugh-a-minute comedy, and that’s nowhere more apparent than in the well-wrought productions running concurrently at Weathervane Community Playhouse (a Knight Arts grantee) through May 20 […]

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Puppetry, performance and imagination at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit // May 18, 2012

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This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of taking in a performance of Blair Thomas & Company’s “A Kite’s Tale,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts (a Knight Arts grantee). It was a puppet show unlike any I had ever seen, involving a live performance by pianist Kathryn Goodson of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an […]

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Two exhibits attempt to define what shapes our space

Miami // May 18, 2012

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Perceptions of modern-day life, and the blurring of dimensions, tie two shows of new works from two local women artists in fascinating ways. Although Felecia Chizuko Carlisle deals in cold, hard edges and angles, and Michelle Weinberg has a much more decorative aesthetic, their shows currently up in the sprawling Dorsch gallery space, speak to […]

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Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™ students excel in music competitions

Miami // May 18, 2012

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By Sharon Caughil, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Four Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™ students recently participated in local competitions. Arantza Espinoza and Eddy Camacho won the group instrumental/vocal category in the Young Talent, Big Dreams competition sponsored by The Children’s Trust and Actors’ Playhouse. Arantza and Eddy, both legally blind, beat hundreds of […]

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