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Art journeys through the decaying worlds of Miami and Cuba

Miami // June 22, 2015

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Two terrific exhibits at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) in the Freedom Tower guide us through various stages of building and decay, from room to sprawling room. While Florencio Gelabert and Michael Vasquez work in very different media – Gelabert is a sculptor and Vasquez a painter – they work thematically […]

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Roots In The Schools: Summer 2015 update

Miami // June 22, 2015

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By Hilary Davis, Virginia Key Grassroots The Roots In The Schools program reminds me to be grateful for the work I do.  Sometimes, in the hours of computer work, event permitting, band contracts and administrative organization, I lose sight of the reason for our staff’s incredible outpouring of energy and dedication.  Children are a potent […]

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The raw yet refined reflections of Matthew Colaizzo at Napoleon

Philadelphia // June 19, 2015

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Wood grains are clearly visible in each of Matthew Colaizzo‘s prints at Napoleon as part of his solo show “Locality,” but this is no oversight on the part of the artist. Taking cues from zen-inspired landscapes and Japanese printmaking masters like Hokusai, Colaizzo does not seek to dutifully recreate the locations he references, nor does […]

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Akron Art Museum celebrates photography collection in ‘Proof’

Akron // June 19, 2015

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Celebrate. Celebrate. That’s what the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, is doing through its current exhibition, “Proof: Photographs from the Collection.” According to Arnie Tunstall, collections manager of the museum and curator for this particular display, the museum is known for its strong photography holdings. In fact, more than half of the 5,000 […]

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New era for Miami International Film Festival as Knight prize rules change

Miami // June 19, 2015

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By Jaie Laplante, Executive Director & Director of Programming at Miami International Film Fest Earlier this month, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival unveiled major changes to its signature Knight Competition for the upcoming 33rd annual edition, to be held March 4-13, 2016. The competition’s new eligibility rules means that any feature-length film, narrative […]

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The 567 Center for Renewal fosters Macon’s creative scene

Dance, Macon, Music, Theater // June 17, 2015

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Almost eight years ago, Pastor Keith Watson came to Macon and developed a faction of  New City Church. This concept of this faith consisted of setting up churches smack dab in the middle of cities. Before setting up shop, he embraced people who ranged from homeless to key political figures. As a matter of fact, […]

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Detroit goes boom, with Atlanta’s Dashboard Co-Op

Detroit // June 17, 2015

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Beth Malone, co-founder of Atlanta’s Dashboard Co-Op, says it’s “no easy feat” to produce an exhibition that highlights Detroit’s multi-faceted arts community and captures its socially-conscious, entrepreneurial bent. And yet, the Ford Motor Company Fund has invited Dashboard Co-Op to do just that. “Detroiters seem to frequently communicate through consistent social action and organic entrepreneurship. […]

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Hunting for ‘ghost signs’ – and finding art

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // June 17, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger It’s likely you’ve walked past a “ghost sign” and not even noticed it. A ghost sign is an old, hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, exterior brick walls were seen as prime […]

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TransArt opens at The Betsy hotel

Miami, Music, Poetry // June 16, 2015

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The inaugural TransArt Festival, taking place through June 30, is a series of art installations, spoken word performances, poetry readings, documentaries and town hall meetings by, for and about the transgender community. Presented by The Betsy hotel in partnership with Unity Coalition, TransMiami, Gender Reel and the LGBT Visitors Center of Miami Beach, the festival […]

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Wayne White brings his sly, wry puppetry to Broward

Miami // June 16, 2015

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Wayne White is best known as the man behind the sets and puppets of TV’s iconic Pee-wee’s Playhouse. And yes, he’s a little sick of hearing that, although he acknowledges that collaboration played a big part in his career development. But the L.A.-based White is also acclaimed for his word paintings, music videos and cardboard […]

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