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An interview with artist Juan Carlos Zaldívar

Miami // February 3, 2014

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JuanCarlos Zaldivar. From “Shift”.

I stole some of these questions from Juan Carlos Zaldívar’s project, “Shifting Nature,” in which Zaldívar questions the ever-changing nature of being human. We are in constant motion, constant transformation, even when we don’t feel like we’re doing anything. Oh,

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NC Dance Theatre gets collaborative

Charlotte // February 3, 2014

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Now through February 15th, North Carolina Dance Theatre’s signature performance, “Innovative Works,” gives audiences an unprecedented viewing experience and access to the dancers and artists with the intimate 200-seat 701 N. Tryon Theatre and post-show reception. This year’s “Innovative Works” is also unique featuring live music, spoken word and collaborative choreography. Tickets are on sale for $25, […]

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Ideas festival harnesses principles of design to propose solutions to community problems

Miami // February 3, 2014

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By Cathy Leff, The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University  Cathy Leff is director of The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University in Miami Beach. Below, she writes about “Power of Design 2014: Complaints,” a multidisciplinary event slated for March 20-23. The festival is sponsored by Knight Foundation and curated and organized by The Wolfsonian in partnership with WLRN and the Miami Herald. Everyone has complaints, […]

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Poetic Peace Arts holds auditions for the AJX Productions’ poetry contest

Macon, Poetry // February 3, 2014

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Poetic Peace Arts, a Knight Arts grantee, has been making strides by producing open mics in Macon for more than 10 years. The overall goal for producing this type of event is to cater to poets and other eclectic artists of other disciplines. Poetic Peace Arts also helps venues bring in folks that would not […]

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Art crawl in the off-season at Lowertown First Fridays

Dance, Music, St. Paul // February 3, 2014

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On the first Friday of each month, six artists’ spaces in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood join forces to present an easily walkable assortment of arts events. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the February 7 Lowertown First Friday happenings are themed “art and romance.” Stop by Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar at the start of […]

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Arts TV series connect local artists with S. Florida community

Miami // February 3, 2014

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By Cammy Richards, WPBT Knight Foundation supports WPBT2/Community Television Foundation of South Florida to produce original content about the regional arts scene. Below, Cammy Richards, director of communications for WPBT2, writes about the anniversary of the series “Art Loft,” which first aired Feb. 5, 2013, and a new series of profiles. Funding from Knight Foundation, […]

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Spellbinding, genre-bending violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja to become the SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner

St. Paul // January 31, 2014

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra “Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s fiddling is part Gypsy princess, part Stephane Grappelli, part Paganini” - The Australian “Her playing is sovereign and animalistic, tender and sassy” - Tagesspiegel (Berlin) “If anyone thought classical music was stuffy or corseted, here was the riposte” - Financial Times “A fearless violinist who enjoys jolting audiences” – Musical […]

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The Knight Arts Challenge is coming to you South Florida

KAC Miami, Miami // January 31, 2014

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If you’re thinking of applying to the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, we hope you will join us for one of six Community Q & A sessions taking place Feb. 3 – 11. We will be traveling from Marathon, to West Dade, Fort Lauderdale, and more neighborhoods in between to answer questions about […]

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Higher education at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art: “Do The Yale Thing”

Detroit // January 31, 2014

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The latest action over at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art is “Do The Yale Thing”—a group show featuring standout work by eighteen recent Yale MFA graduates, curated by Dexter Wimberly. The show opened Friday, January 24th, followed by a Curator & Artist Talk on Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m. Though attendance was likely hampered by […]

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“Thresholds” at the McColl Center

Charlotte // January 31, 2014

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Last Friday, January 24th, Quynh Vantu’s “Thresholds” opened at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Vantu, a current artist in residence at the McColl, was trained and licensed as an architect, but has since come to blend art and architecture in her practice — undistinguishing one from the other. With “Thresholds,” Vantu re-imagined the first-floor gallery and […]

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