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Through the fog: Minimaforms redesigns communication

Detroit // October 4, 2011

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This past weekend, the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts were transformed into an ethereal light environment communicating messages collected from Detroit residents entitled “Memory Cloud: Detroit.” The October weather provided enough of its own clouds that the piece almost did not happen. However, the artists pushed through and a crowd of happy onlookers […]

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A plan to “Irrigate” St. Paul’s economic development through the arts

St. Paul, Uncategorized // October 3, 2011

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St. Paul has been abuzz about the idea of “creative placemaking” in the last couple of weeks. Basically, the idea centers on encouraging cross-sector innovation for the sake of community and economic development by strategically engaging a city’s artists and cultural organizations. It’s “the act of people working together to change overlooked and undervalued public […]

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Reports from the Field:

All Communities // October 3, 2011

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Dancer Silas Riener is currently on tour with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Legacy Tour, a Knight Arts granteee. Today he checks in with a report from Westbeth By Silas Riener, Merce Cunningham Dance Company There are, by my count, 8 remaining rehearsal days for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at our Westbeth home. The studio that […]

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MOMIX: The reviews are in

Akron // October 3, 2011

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By Jennifer Thomas, Knight Foundation’s Program Director/Akron MOMIX’s performance on Saturday night in Akron, OH, of Botanica was a huge success. 1,900 people were in attendance for an incredible performance of dance, props and optical illusions. The Knight Foundation’s $15,000 grant allowed DanceCleveland to engage about 300 new audience members who have not previously experienced […]

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Plaza Muse has Diane Hughes and so much more

Charlotte, Uncategorized // October 3, 2011

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The Plaza Muse, located at Central Avenue and Hawthorne Lane in Charlotte, is a brand new gallery with studio spaces as well as opportunities for gatherings. This gray, two-story old home has been transformed, given new life and is now filled with many original, diverse works of art. What is most interesting about Plaza Muse […]

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“Um-Hmm,” the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is open for business

Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // October 3, 2011

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Now that the brand new, high-tech South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), which is operated by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, officially opened this past weekend, let the performances

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Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia – Now Accepting Applications

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // October 2, 2011

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Here we go!  The second year of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia launched today, and we’re ready to hear your best ideas for the city’s vibrant arts scene!  Applications are now being accepted right here through Oct. 31. We believe the arts can engage and enrich communities and that your ideas can make an impact. […]

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An inside view at the new Miami Art Museum

Miami // September 30, 2011

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By Tracy Belcher, Miami Art Museum The new Miami Art Museum, which will be an anchor of the 29-acre Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay, is already 20 feet out of the ground! To document its rapid progress, MAM has set up a live webcam with a view of the Museum Park site, updating every 15 […]

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Weaving together where we come, where we are

Miami // September 30, 2011

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The soft, yellow light blanketing the center gallery is almost as much a part of the exhibit “Marvelous Punishment” as the all off-white, woven and embroidered works of Natasha Duwin, the first solo show at the new home of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Shadows are cast on the makeshift white walls, and the whole subdued […]

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McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes Margarita Cabrera as the next Knight Artist-in-Residence

Charlotte // September 30, 2011

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to welcome Margarita Cabrera as the next Knight Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art who will begin her term at the Center on January 9, 2012. Before she arrives at the Center, her work can be seen in “The […]

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