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“Possum Dreams” doesn’t hide a thing in None Too Fragile’s production

Akron, Theater // June 18, 2014

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If you do a Google search, you can find out that if you see a possum in your dreams, it means that what seems apparent on the surface isn’t necessarily true, and that you need to dig beneath the surface to discover what is what. Maybe if you are from Virginia, like playwright Ed Falco, […]

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The night moves and strokes of Arturo Rodriguez

Miami // June 18, 2014

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Arturo Rodriguez has sometimes fallen under the radar here in Miami, although he has been exhibited worldwide for many decades. But maybe that’s not a surprise: Miami is a brash city that likes flashy statements, and has an obsession with youth and its aesthetic. The paintings and drawings of Rodriguez go against this grain; they […]

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Knight Arts Challenge winner launches Kickstarter for Miami Marine Stadium dance/film project

Miami // June 18, 2014

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By Michael D. Bolden, Knight Foundation Hattie Mae Williams, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her Miami Sites Project. The first component, of the project, a site-specific dance and film at historic Miami Marine Stadium, is scheduled for July, she said. Williams hopes to raise $4,000 for to […]

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Bike Corrals Expand Philadelphia’s Bike Parking Landscape

Philadelphia // June 17, 2014

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia The evolution of bicycle parking in Philadelphia is poised to take a big step forward this month as City Council considers a bill codifying the process for the installation of bike corrals (news articles here and here). Bike corrals are collections of bike racks placed in the […]

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Sundance film ‘Hellion’ Premieres this Weekend at O Cinema

Miami // June 17, 2014

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By Nicole Chipi, Knight Foundation This weekend, Knight Foundation grantee O Cinema will open ‘Hellion’, a feature film written and directed by Kat Candler. Candler, whose past directorial credits include ‘Black Metal’ and a ‘Hellion’ short, was in Miami this March, sharing her trials and triumphs in filmmaking at a Knight-funded Sundance ShortsLab at Cosford […]

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Carbon Arts Detroit bends iron to will at the 555 Gallery

Detroit // June 17, 2014

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The open iron-casting workshop by Carbon Arts Detroit being hosted more or less continuously throughout the first two weeks of June at 555 Gallery drew to a close this weekend. The open-format workshop culminated on Saturday, June 14th in a twilight metal-pouring that was the pay off to hard weeks of work by metal-casting novices […]

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Recycled materials get nautical at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // June 17, 2014

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Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, a Knight Arts grantee, is currently presenting the work of artist Carrie Mae Smith in conjunction with Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) for her show “Robinsonaden.” Operating at Revolution Recovery in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR challenges artists to bridge the gaps between art making, sustainability and industry. Those who participate in the residency […]

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ZERO1 Announces the BRING IT! performance art series lineup

San Jose & Silicon Valley // June 16, 2014

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 ZERO1 is excited to announce the line up for our summer-long 
BRING IT! Performance Art Series, supported by the Knight Foundation. We’ll be featuring six innovative performances by artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Performances take place at the ZERO1 Garage located at 439 S. 1st Street, San […]

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Out in the Tropics opens next week

Miami // June 16, 2014

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“Uncovered: The Diary Project”

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? -Ernest J. Gaines I don’t know if the 5th annual Out in the Tropics festival (June 25th – 29th) answers this question, but its existence underscores a steady shift going on in our culture. We are […]

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“Stayin’ Alive” at the McColl

Charlotte // June 16, 2014

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Alluring, whimsical, imaginative and cheerful are all words that come to mind when viewing one of Aurora Robson’s plastic sculptures at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, but so are the words complex, sustainable, pollution and toxic. It is rare to find this combination in one artist – one who can deal with the […]

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