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A roundup of events for young cultural explorers

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater // March 7, 2012

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Spring break is coming up next week, and that’s got me scrambling to find things to keep my elementary schooler occupied in the coming days. Poking around various arts calendars and press releases, I’ve particularly noticed a number of intriguing activities for families looking for a bit of cultural adventure. Here are three attractive options, […]

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Little Berlin starts a “Flash Flood”

Philadelphia // March 6, 2012

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Philadelphia has been hit by a flood, and this time not the Hurricane Irene variety. The Little Berlin collective in North Philly has just initiated a semi-secretive project called “Flashfl00d,” in which artists, hackers and just about anyone can participate by exchanging digital data in the physical world. Based on the concept of Dead Drops, […]

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A new passage in the portrait of a young artist

Miami // March 6, 2012

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When Michael Vasquez paints a canvas, he brings to dramatic life a vibrant, kinetic world outside our door; a street life filled with young men, mostly gang members, representing, giving off hand signals, decked out in hood gear. The way he uses color and brushstroke makes his figurative images, with their abstract-leaning swirls and slashes, […]

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Leopold’s Books hosts poets from Portland, Germany and Detroit

Detroit, Music, Poetry // March 6, 2012

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This past Sunday, Leopold’s Books hosted a poetry reading organized by local poet and former Kresge fellow Rachael Harkai. The reading brought together three Portland-based poets — Drew Scott Swenhaugen, Marshall Walker Lee and Zachary Schomburg — along with the Bonn, Germany-based poet Rebecca Farivar. Swenhaugen and Lee — who performed a collaborative poem — […]

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Todd Boss’ second poetry collection, “Pitch,” strikes a resonant chord

Poetry, St. Paul // March 5, 2012

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Todd Boss often describes his poems as “simple.” And it’s true, the St. Paul-based poet draws from the unpretentious terrain of hearth and home in his work: married life, parenthood, walking with dogs in the woods, his childhood spent on the family’s Wisconsin farm. And Boss’s poems are warm and musical, as generous and inviting […]

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Charlotte Art League partners with Goodwill Industries for annual exhibit

Charlotte, Uncategorized // March 5, 2012

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March is “National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” and once again art is helping to heal. Charlotte Art League is highlighting its partnership with Goodwill Industries with its fifth annual “Color My Dreams” art exhibit through March 30. A dream is something close to our hearts. It may complete us. In an ideal world, we could […]

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Sleepless Night engages Miami residents with 12 hr fete

Miami // March 5, 2012

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In 2010, the City of Miami Beach received a Knight Arts Challenge grant to inspire and unite South Florida with a third annual Sleepless Night festival, featuring indoor and outdoor art and performances at dozens of Miami Beach venues. The City of Miami Beach also won a Challenge grant for the festival in 2008. Knight Foundation […]

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Ayikodans rise up

Miami, Theater // March 5, 2012

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“Even those from whom art has been stolen away by tyranny, by poverty,” Jeanette Winterson writes, “begin to make it again … in song, out of dust and

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Painting a picture of art and architecture

Miami // March 2, 2012

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Julie Davidow’s paintings are getting some much-deserved attention at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, with the solo exhibit “archiTECTONICS.” Davidow’s handsome and smart art works always add to the tapestry of Miami’s scene wherever they are found. At Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, the new paintings revolve around an interesting intersection in contemporary art these […]

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Tips to make your Knight Arts Challenge Miami app stand out

KAC Miami, Miami // March 2, 2012

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You love the arts, but you don’t have money? Looking for ways to make South Florida sunny? (Sing along to the music in the video above…we are You’re in luck! The Knight Arts Miami Challenge is now in its second week of accepting applications. There are lots of great ideas out there, so how can you […]

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