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Visually stunning and socially conscious duo at LGTripp

Philadelphia // November 10, 2011

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Raphael Fenton-Spaid Cotton Candy

The dual exhibit at LGTripp Gallery showcases two different Philadelphia artists with colorful techniques. First, Matthew Stemler exhibits a new site-specific installation, entitled “Flotsam,” in the front half of the gallery. In the back part, Raphael Fenton-Spaid displays recent tiled painting work. Upon entering LGTripp Gallery, the installation by Stemler demands your attention. In fact, […]

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Exciting partnership supports innovative local artwork

Charlotte // November 10, 2011

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In South End, there are currently a couple of outstanding shows of local artists. Within blocks of one another,  is a concentration of some of the best art being created in the Charlotte area. Charlotte Art League, in conjunction with the energy company Siemens, presents “The Power of Innovation: Art Inside the New Energy Age.” (In the […]

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Helping to define a sense of place in communities

All Communities // November 10, 2011

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This post, written by Knight Foundation Arts Program Associate, Tatiana Hernandez, was originally published on the American for the Arts’ Blog. People have looked to the arts to help define their communities and create a sense of place for generations. So, why are we so excited about creative placemaking today? Perhaps it has something to do with […]

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“Three Steps to Heaven” at The Stage

Miami, Music, Theater // November 10, 2011

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If you want to know how to get to heaven, get in line at The Stage in Miami’s Design District on Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. for David “LEBO” Le Batard’s “Three Steps Toward Heaven,” a live improvisational performance painting series staged

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‘Souvenirs,’ an intimate documentary about healing after war

St. Paul, Uncategorized // November 9, 2011

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“Saying ‘welcome home, good job’ — that’s not enough. It doesn’t make all that pain go away,” says one Vietnam veteran interviewed in the intimate new documentary “Souvenirs: Healing After War.” Another veteran of that war, Phong Phan, remarks, “A lot of souvenirs from Vietnam — but some souvenirs are dangerous. Some souvenirs are very heavy.” […]

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Every picture tells more than one story

Miami // November 8, 2011

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The quince celebration is truly a unique Miami tradition. Yes, it is a universal Latin coming-of-age recognition for girls, but Miami adds a multitude of layers. As artist Antonia Wright explored this phenomenon, she found and peeled back some of these layers. Wright herself is Cuban, but she never had a Quinceanera, which takes place […]

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Handmade sound with Bill Moriarty

Music, Philadelphia // November 8, 2011

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Audio Oddities

Unlike many art openings on First Friday in Philadelphia, people this past weekend were lining up not to see anything so much, but to hear it. Mixing artist, recording engineer, sound designer and record producer Bill Moriarty has a show of sound art that just opened at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in […]

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“Harbinger” provides a refreshing vantage point

Detroit // November 8, 2011

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Bearing the bold title “Harbinger: Shifting Culture and New Art from Detroit,” the newest show to be held at Studio Couture Detroit provides a refreshing look into the status of Detroit’s art scene. Curated by Sarah Ayers, the show features six promising young artists hoping “to shed light on Detroit’s burgeoning creative movement.” Although Ayers […]

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On Q Productions continues to move us

Charlotte, Theater // November 7, 2011

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“For The Love of Harlem” is a musical event about the human experience. This original piece of musical theater, by Jermaine Nakia Lee, is the second in On Q Productions’ “Sound of Music” season. You have four more chances this week to experience this local, live quality theater. On Q Productions is in its third-year […]

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RED: An Inside Look

Miami // November 7, 2011

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By Neal Hecker, GableStage RED by John Logan, which is playing at the GableStage Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, through December 4th offers an interesting and personal look at the famed Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, during a period in the late 1950s. The production opened this week, but was kicked off with a special event at […]

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