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In the Blink of an Eye: Retna’s Indelible Mark on Miami

Miami // December 30, 2010

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Retna leaves tell-tale signs behind him. Anyone familiar with murals in Wynwood (or for that matter, Los Angeles) will recognize his signature—symbols that look like hieroglyphics,

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Hopes and Dreams for the Arts in 2011

Uncategorized // December 30, 2010

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Whenever a new year begins, all eyes become focused on the future. All of us, as Emily Dickinson wrote, “dwell in possibility.” Here’s what several leaders of Charlotte’s arts organizations hope will come true in 2011.

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The Billboard Project – Update

Miami // December 27, 2010

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Locust Projects’ “Out of the Box” is a new initiative that will increase exposure to contemporary art by sponsoring projects in public locations throughout Miami. The program has officially launched with the Billboard Project, for which internationally renowned artist Liam Gillick has be commissioned to produce artwork for billboards and bus shelters surrounding Miami’s Design […]

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Top 10 Cultural Events in Knight Cities for 2010

All Communities // December 27, 2010

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By Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP Arts/Miami Program Director I love a good top ten list, and this year has been a year of transformative experiences for the Knight Arts program. So I thought I’d take a minute and list some of the amazing cultural events that took place this year in the eight cities […]

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The Miami Mass Choir Joins Random Acts of Culture™

Miami, Random Acts of Culture // December 24, 2010

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Hello gospel! Random Acts of Culture™ welcomed the Miami Mass Choir to its network earlier this month. On Dec 11, the choir surprised shoppers at Macy’s Aventura with spontaneous performances of Down by the Riverside. There were eight performances, 13 performers, hundreds of spectators and an infinite amount of joy.

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First Night Charlotte Celebrates the Arts and a New Year

Charlotte // December 23, 2010

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Charlotte will once again ring in the new year with its annual First Night Charlotte event starting Dec. 31 in uptown that will highlight and celebrate the city’s cultural offerings.  There will be child-oriented activities throughout the day, followed by an array of performances beginning at 8 p.m. along South Tryon Street. There will be […]

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A Dream Worth Catching at Praxis

Miami // December 22, 2010

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What’s it like to walk through your dreams; or maybe your childhood memories, or fleeting moments of your past? It might be like walking in and around Teresa Diehl’s fabulous, contemplative installation

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Emma Trelles

Miami, Poetry // December 22, 2010

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This year Emma Trelles won the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize for her forthcoming collection of poems Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011) and I can’t wait to get my copy. Silvia Curbelo, 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize judge, wrote that Tropicalia’s “vast creative energy drew from many different sources to shape a new hybrid most […]

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Carolers Were Random Actors of Old

Miami, Music // December 22, 2010

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It has been a very long time since any Christmas carolers came to my door, and even longer since I went myself, as a youngster. But I remember distinctly walking the frozen streets of our northern Illinois hometown, singing along with a group of people I think were from church or high school, or a […]

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Hand-Crafting a New Vision of Art

KAC Philadelphia, Miami // December 21, 2010

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Is a blank canvas empty of art? See for yourself with a solo show from Miami’s Frances Trombly at the Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale (the first solo show at the relatively new exhibition space, made possible from a $10,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant). Called “Paintings,” the excellent, subtle show forces you to think about […]

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