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Call for entries for The Light Factory’s Annuale

Charlotte // February 5, 2015

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The Light Factory’s 7th annual juried show is fast approaching. A call for entries recently went out for innovative and challenging works from photographers across the country. The Annuale will be on display in April and will consist of six photographers, each represented by five to seven images. Photographers are invited to submit both traditional […]

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All things are contemporary at Marginal Utility (and beyond)

Philadelphia // February 5, 2015

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Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne’s essay “Goldfish” provides the only sliver of context for Richard Harrod’s solo show “Bad for the Goldfish” at Marginal Utility. If aesthetically pleasant, easy to understand artwork is your preference, then perhaps this exhibit is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re willing to trudge through the mud a […]

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Lowertown First Fridays are about so much more than art

St. Paul // February 4, 2015

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If you’re connected in any way to the various arts communities in St. Paul, you’ve probably at least heard of the Saint Paul Art Crawl. Every spring and fall, numerous buildings, neighborhoods and organizations open themselves up for weekends full of art sharing, art selling and art making. But for the rest of the year, […]

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Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2015 will be packed with fun for all

Macon // February 4, 2015

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The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of comics is “Archie.” I was about 10 years old when I was introduced to this comic strip, and every time my family went to the grocery store, I would toss the latest issue in the cart. More than anything, I was all into […]

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FGO announces Holocaust-themed ‘The Passenger’ for 2015-16

Miami, Music // February 4, 2015

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Next year, Florida Grand Opera will join a small company of American opera troupes to mount a work that, since its belated premiere just five years ago, has electrified the operatic world. This week, FGO announced that one of the four operas it would present in its 2015-16 season is Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger. Written […]

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CATAC receives grant to develop “The Devil’s Milk Trilogy” about Akron rubber industry

Akron, Theater // February 4, 2015

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From race to rubber. That’s the kind of locally-involved theater in which Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture – through one of its participating theatrical groups, the New World Performance Laboratory – gets involved. CATAC has announced that it will receive a $15,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation […]

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New documentary on Marsalis performance premieres in Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte // February 3, 2015

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This week WTVI PBS Charlotte will premiere a new documentary that tells the story of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s 2013 performance of the Abyssinian Mass in Charlotte. Below, Knight Vice President for Arts Dennis Scholl, one of the film’s directors and producers, writes about the experience. When Knight Foundation heard […]

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How 3 groups came together to present an Interactive Hip-Hop Carnival

Detroit // February 3, 2015

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By Marika Lynch, Knight Foundation communications consultant More than 5,000 people came out to see last fall’s Interactive Hip-Hop Carnival in Detroit, a visual and aural spectacle that combined b-boy dancers in lights, island-inspired Mardi Gras costumes and music, a dancing crowd and more. What the organizers want everyone to remember though is the backstory […]

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Redefining the mainstream with Alison Bechdel at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Detroit // February 3, 2015

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The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of the work of cartoonist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel, “Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For,” opened as the inaugural show in a year of “Life Writing” presented by University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, coinciding with Bechdel’s January 22nd appearance in the Penny Stamps Speaker Series […]

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Small pictures of life at an exhibition

Miami // February 3, 2015

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Jorge Pantoja might be best known for his cinematic take in his paintings and drawings: smallish canvases filled with color but also melancholy and nostalgia, with somewhat figurative depictions of movies and memories from his past, which started in Cuba and continued on to Miami. “Everyone Goes Home at the End of the Day” is […]

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