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Yara Travieso’s “SET” list

Miami, Music, Theater // September 1, 2011

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I interviewed director, choreographer and co-founder of the Borscht Film Festival (a Knight Arts grantee) Yara Travieso last May when “SET,” her latest work, premiered during the Metamoto Musician + Choreographer Forum at the New World Symphony. Travieso’s work is sonic, visceral and rich. It is also unexpected. In this interview, Travieso discusses the creative energy

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A very special student feels at home at “the home of arts4all”

San Jose & Silicon Valley // September 1, 2011

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By Evy Schiffman, Community School of Music and Arts It’s Saturday afternoon, and the ceramics instructor at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is prepping students for their first experience with throwing clay on the wheel. One of the teen students, Jordan, is particularly excited to explore this new artistic outlet after his […]

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New and old at the Wright

Detroit // September 1, 2011

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By Gregory Lucas-Myers, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History August was quite a month for The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, as we used it to bring attention to the breadth of African culture with both new and old traditions. I am not usually fazed in my mezzanine office as […]

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McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes Susan Lee-Chun

Charlotte, Miami // August 31, 2011

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to welcome the arrival of its newest Knight Artist-in-Residence, Susan Lee-Chun from Miami, Florida. Lee-Chun begins her residency on September 6, 2011 along with six other residents from across the country. Fascinated with the power of humor and its capacity to grab […]

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Behind the scenes: The Brothers Size at GableStage

Miami // August 31, 2011

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By Neal Hecker, GableStage It was a typical rain soaked afternoon, summer in Miami, as I stood, drying out in the empty theatre space at GableStage that would soon be transformed into a “mythical” Louisiana Bayou, courtesy of the imagination of Tarell Alvin McCraney. McCraney is a product of Miami, quintessentially Miami if such a thing […]

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South Asian stories told stitch by stitch in “Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys”

St. Paul // August 31, 2011

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There’s a fascinating little exhibition on view right now at the University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design: “Beyond Peacocks & Paisleys: Handcrafted textiles of India and its Neighbors.” The pieces in the gallery — a mix of manufactured and artisanal products, intended variously for commercial, household and sacred use — are but a small […]

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La violencia as the new norm

KAC Miami, Miami // August 30, 2011

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Inside the 6th Street Container — a Knight Art Challenge finalist — in Little Havana is a little room. In fact, the Container, while elongated and appearing like a shipping container, is really a funky gallery with an alleyway entry. The exhibit currently up is an installation that looks like a cramped living room somewhere in Central […]

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The “Making and Meaning” of Mark Garry

Detroit // August 30, 2011

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Upon researching Dublin artist Mark Garry for this article, I was comforted to find that I am not the only individual who had a difficult time defining his work. The artist uses his gentle and delicate sculptures skillfully placed around Detroit’s Cave gallery to make viewers consider how to navigate the space. The added sound […]

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Fourth Wall Salon at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dance, KAC Philadelphia, Music, Philadelphia, Poetry // August 30, 2011

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This Friday, Sept. 2, Fourth Wall Arts will be hosting its 15th Salon from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are a wide array of artists and performers making an appearance at this Salon event. From poets and sculptors to music, dance and magic tricks, there is certainly plenty to check […]

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Carolina Actors Studio Theatre’s “AUGUST: Osage County” is unforgettable

Charlotte, Theater // August 29, 2011

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Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is all about creating an experience that extends beyond the stage. Because of this, I am sharing my personal experience with “AUGUST: Osage County” this past Friday, Aug. 26. I knew Carolina Actors Studio Theatre received a “Cultural Innovation” grant from the Arts & Science Council, a Knight Arts grantee, and the John […]

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