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Tyler McPhee grasps at the vastness and longing of the sea

Philadelphia // July 15, 2014

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Looking at the distant horizon from shore, the mind has a tendency to wander amongst feelings of melancholy, ideas of immensity, and concepts of faraway places. What fertile ground for the romantic ruminations of human beings in the face of our magnificent planet! Whether the ocean is flat and serene, or viciously churning, it is […]

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Art Quilt Exhibition 2014 puts the Saginaw Art Museum in stitches

Detroit // July 15, 2014

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The Saginaw Art Museum reopens its doors to welcome visitors into a newly renovated and rejuvenated space, hung with the best of its 2,000-piece collection, nearly 100 pieces of which have been conserved in the recent floor-to-ceiling overhaul of the space. Deputy Director and Assistant Curator Ryan Kaltenbach informed me that much of the collection […]

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Blumenthal’s Open Mic Night

Charlotte // July 14, 2014

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Another Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Open Mic Night is just around the corner, taking place July 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the McGlohon Theater. Open Mic is part of the Whirl initiative to bring local artists to Blumenthal’s stages and encourage greater participation in the performing arts. Open Mic Nights are free and open to performers […]

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Announcing 69 finalists in Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // July 14, 2014

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We are excited to announce 69 finalists for this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul. This spring, we asked the community for their best ideas for the arts. More than 850 people shared their passion and projects with us. Our panel of 10 local readers — artists and arts leaders from a variety of […]

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“Resonancias” by Jose Luis Rodriguez opens at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // July 14, 2014

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FUNDarte and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) present flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez’s “Resonancias” as part of the SMDCAC’s Cabaret Series on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th at 3:30 p.m. “Resonancias” is an interdisciplinary and collaborative performance that frames Rodriguez’s guitar with images and staging by Alexey […]

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Artist Profile: Kevin Joy’s endless inspiration

Detroit // July 11, 2014

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Kevin Joy meets me in front of his massive mural-in-progress on the side of Red Door Digital Design Studio. The piece stretches more than 120 feet along the side of the building, at the gateway of the North End neighborhood, and is a veritable who’s-who showcasing Joy’s arsenal of recurring characters and visual motifs. For […]

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‘It’s movie season’ – and now Akron has a home for indie film

Akron // July 11, 2014

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Photo: A DJ provides tunes for the opening night of Akron Film+Pixel at Nightlight Cinema. Photos by Rob Vaughn. By Roger Durbin For years, Akron Film+Pixel showed cutting-edge films in pop-up events around the city – 20 a year on average – filling a void in the one of the largest communities in the country […]

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The Locust Art Builders (LAB)

Miami // July 11, 2014

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The Locust Art Builders (LAB) is an innovative and intensive three-week arts program for High School students. The goal of the program is to foster the development of their creative capacities, as well as develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills. LAB was developed by contemporary art space The Locust Projects. Visual artists […]

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“Virginia Woolf’s ORLANDO as adapted by Sarah Ruhl” coming to Balch Street Theatre

Akron, Theater // July 11, 2014

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The New World Performance Laboratory seems to regularly bring some interesting – wait, make that zany, unusual, unpredictable, or simply out-there – theatrical experiences to their Balch Street Theatre. This time the group is presenting the offbeat “Virginia Woolf’s ORLANDO as adapted by Sarah Ruhl,” a work described by promotions and critical voices as a […]

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Pulling at the art strings

Miami // July 11, 2014

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Goran Tomcic marks his return to Miami with an installation at Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee) that shouts out intensity of process and attention to detail that results in a spectacular display. Tomcic has fastidiously cut out little golden-colored hearts, leaves, flowers, shells from Mylar and attached them to thousands of strings of fishing […]

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