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The urban aesthetic of Primary Projects

Miami, Uncategorized // April 14, 2011

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The images of dark, wet, empty nighttime urban streets are haunting, populated by power lines and the harsh light of an uncovered street lamp. However, the canvas that German artist Lena Schmidt uses are pieces of found wood, which she then scratches with a thin knife to come up with her cityscapes—all of that eerie […]

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Art Si! is training Latino artists in the business of art

Charlotte, Uncategorized // April 14, 2011

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Many would agree that the arts can bring us together, even help us to overcome language barriers.  And, Charlotte, like many cities in our country is a melting pot of different people, backgrounds and languages. Art Si! is a relatively new initiative that is picking up steam in 2011.  It is all about connecting cultures […]

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bey(on)d paper

Miami // April 13, 2011

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Explore the next generation of Miami’s emerging artists at bey(on)d paper – an exhibition of drawings, prints and books by New World School of the Arts college students. Held at the New World Gallery in Wynwood and curated by Knight Arts grantee Kathleen Hudspeth, the show showcases a “coming together of sorts of the printmaking/book […]

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Stacks by Anne Carson, Peter Cole and Jonah Bokaer at O, Miami

Dance, Miami, Poetry // April 13, 2011

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This past weekend, poet and classics scholar Anne Carson and artist Robert Currie brought Stacks to life at the Moore Building during the O, Miami Poetry Festival. The performance, based on artist Peter Cole’s sculptures of stacked boxes and other objects, was choreographed by Jonah Bokaer

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Impressions of ‘Nox,’ Anne Carson and poetry during O, Miami

Dance, Miami, Poetry, Uncategorized // April 12, 2011

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The indelible voice of poet and classics scholar Anne Carson brought poetry to life at the Moore Building for the O, Miami poetry festival with a collaborative performance of her latest

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Charlotte Creates: Exploring the critical role of creativity and innovation

Charlotte, Uncategorized // April 12, 2011

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“Institute a transformation” was the challenge given by Michael Arena of the Innovation Institute during the first Charlotte Creates experiential conference last month. Charlotte, N.C., is gaining momentum as an arts destination and a place that understands the connection between business and the arts, industry and innovation. According to the most recent Creative Vitality Index, […]

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A banner weekend for art in Detroit

Detroit // April 12, 2011

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It was an amazing weekend for art and community in Detroit. This was thanks in large part to the first ever Art X Detroit, a remarkably successful, five-day festival in Midtown showcasing the work of 38 local Kresge Arts grantees

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O, Fairchild!

Miami // April 10, 2011

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By Nannette Zapata, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a proud participant of the inaugural O, Miami festival. O, Fairchild is celebrating works by O, Miami poets who were inspired by the Garden’s horticulture, beauty and nature. We welcomed O, Miami poets to the Garden for the day so they could experience the […]

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Creativity, talent continue to flow during week 2 of O, Miami

Miami, Poetry // April 10, 2011

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Thanks to P. Scott Cunningham and his amazing team at the University of Wynwood, along with the financial support of Knight Foundation, O, Miami has created a dynamic poetry festival that has brought poetry to life and to the residents of Miami-Dade County through a series of craft talks, poetry readings

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Two Hamtramck installations invite you inside

Detroit // April 9, 2011

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The two installations on display this month in Hamtramck couldn’t be more different from one another:  Scott Hocking‘s chaotic Tartarus is a crowded and dirty underworld, while Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter‘s elegant Turn is an ordered, minimalist paradise.  But both invite you to explore and revel in the total environments they create, and as it turns out, Heaven and […]

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