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Public Pool blows up the literary scene with a horror reading and future poets of Detroit

Detroit // September 23, 2014

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Friday, September 19th was an evening of great literary antics and fanfare over at Public Pool artspace, with a reading by South African writer Lauren Beukes from her new novel, Broken Monsters, which is set in Detroit, and the announcement of the first Write-A-House grantee, poet Casey Rocheteau. Set against a backdrop of Public Pool’s […]

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Film at Bechtler: “The Vision of Paolo Soleri”

Charlotte // September 22, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Modernism + Film program investigates themes in design, engineering, architecture and modern/contemporary art through the lens of film. This month’s film “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert” on the 26th documents the life and work of Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) and his principal concept ‘arcology,’ […]

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One City Art Festival fuses visual arts and the community

Macon // September 22, 2014

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Nine different art organizations have collaborated to host the 2014 One City Art Festival. This year marks the second time this event has taken place. The One City Art Festival displays how Macon’s community has evolved for the best when it comes to the visual arts discipline. Middle Georgia State College is the principal supporter […]

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Behind the Scenes with the Documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound”

All Communities // September 22, 2014

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This week, South Florida’s WLRN Channel 17 will premiere its new documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound,” which explores the early days of soul music in Florida, the era’s pioneers and their contributions to American music. The movie documents the life of Deep City,  the state’s first black-owned record label, based in […]

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Liz Ferrer’s “Spectual Sextrum” opens at Inkub8

Music, Poetry, Theater // September 22, 2014

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On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m., Liz Ferrer will host “Spectual Sextrum,” an experimental research gathering event for her apocalyptic underwater work-in-progress, “Subaqueous.” Ferrer, who is currently artist-in-residence at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist, director and founder of the art collective Southernmost Situations. Her work, informed by her lifelong […]

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Cultural Shift: Rust Never Sleeps

Uncategorized // September 21, 2014

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By Mark Masuoka, Executive Director and CEO, Akron Art Museum Knight Foundation recently awarded the Akron Art Museum $1 million to engage the public with a series of groundbreaking exhibitions. Here, Executive Director Mark Masuoka writes about the museum’s new efforts and approach to community building. In a constantly shifting cultural landscape, art organizations can […]

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A new arts initiative for Akron

Akron, All Communities // September 20, 2014

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Last year, Knight and the GAR Foundation released a survey on the arts in Akron that was telling. Related Link Akron arts community receives $6 million boost from Knight Foundation – KF Press release (09/21/14) Sign up for Knight Arts Challenge in Akron email updates We found a real hunger for arts and culture in […]

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N’Namdi’s fun times for fall, and an upcoming wildstorm of Detroit art festivities

Detroit // September 19, 2014

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The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art held the opening for its final program of 2014 on Friday, September 12th. All three galleries feature a new collection of works, with the main gallery dominated by the painted works of Herbert Gentry supplemented by works of his contemporaries, including Romare Bearden and Ed Clark. Gentry combines a […]

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DWNTWN Art Days are here again

Miami // September 19, 2014

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  The third annual DWNTWN Arts Days fair in downtown Miami starts today, running through the weekend, with almost 170 events (mostly free) taking place around Downtown in art galleries and cultural institutions, including bike and walking tours and family-centric programming. But running through Sept. 28 will be the latest installment of site-specific, temporary public […]

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Akron Symphony Orchestra was on [Francis Scott] Key in “O’er the Land of the Free” concert

Akron, Music // September 19, 2014

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There’s an old saying that if you want a standing ovation, play the national anthem at the end. Well, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, did just that, but would have received a standing ovation in any case. At the September 13 concert, Akron Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 200th anniversary to the day […]

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