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Drink and Ink at the 567 Center for Renewal

Macon // March 2, 2015

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In this day and age, the process of creating art is not just left to the professionals. Many organizers are producing public and private paint parties all over the place. These painting soirees have the coolest names, like Drink and Ink, Whimsy & Wine, and Sip & Stroke to name a few. The fundamental concept […]

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Our fleeting piece of paradise

Miami // March 2, 2015

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“Still, Paradise Is Ours (Igual el paraiso es nuestro)” is such a perfect exhibit for Miami, and not just because of the title. The Argentine artist, Silvia Rivas, whose solo show is up at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, has captured an idea, a dream, as well as a physical reality with her fascinating, small, multimedia sets […]

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Corrie Baldauf and Rose DeSloover in colorful conversation at 9338 Campau

Detroit // February 27, 2015

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  This past Thursday, February 26th, artists Corrie Baldauf and Rose DeSloover participated in an artist talk and open discussion that I moderated for Essay’d, Detroit’s premiere location for short, in-depth articles on key members of the Detroit art scene. The discussion was fluid and far-ranging, highlighting a number of similarities between these two artists, […]

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Ballet Excel Ohio brings back ‘Snow White’

Akron, Dance // February 27, 2015

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It seems like only a couple of years ago that Ballet Excel Ohio, a Knight Arts grantee, mounted its version of “Snow White,” as commissioned by the company and created by choreographer Laszlo Berdo. So it came as quite a surprise to Mia Klinger, the ballet’s artistic director–and me, when sitting down for an interview and […]

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It’s time to roll the dice

Miami, Theater // February 26, 2015

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Rude Mechs. Photo Credit: Jeremy M. Lange.

I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Shawn […]

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McColl resident artist Robert Karimi promotes wellness through food stories

Charlotte // February 26, 2015

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This Saturday, join Robert Karimi, artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation, for a lively event at the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte. The event, Viva La Bicycle Parade + Progressive Food Party, will be filled with high-energy activities using performance, food samples, humor and interaction to promote healthy eating and wellness. Participants will […]

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The scientific and the transcendental in crystals at Esther Klein Gallery

Philadelphia // February 26, 2015

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Human beings have had a long and complex history with crystals, but some of these faceted formations dwarf even the timescale of our species. Others, like salt or ice crystals, may take shape so quickly, they practically grow before our eyes. At the Esther Klein Gallery, part of the University City Science Center, the exhibit […]

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Reading Terminal Market: February update

Philadelphia // February 25, 2015

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market’s Knight-Foundation-funded performance series is called Music @ the Market, but it includes other forms of performing arts, including dance. The Philadelphia community is lucky enough to have access to a portable, modular dance floor owned by Dance USA Philadelphia. Since last spring, this floor has […]

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East Side Freedom Library wants people to create knowledge

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // February 25, 2015

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On June 1st, 2014, educators Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, supported by a board of directors, formally launched the East Side Freedom Library. A Knight Arts grantee, this new institution is housed in the former Arlington Hills Library building through a 15-year lease with the City of St. Paul. The organization’s goal is to provide […]

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SparkMacon hosts a hackathon to create software for nonprofit and civic organizations

Macon // February 25, 2015

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For many, the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions the word ‘hack’ is crime. However, the context of the word has more of a positive connotation than some people are aware of. In fact, hacking may have started off as a good thing until it was used to do bad things. Now […]

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