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Annie Hollingsworth on “Red Eyes”

Miami, Theater // July 28, 2011

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Annie Hollingsworth, director of Mayami Folklorico and one of “The New Times’” 100 Creatives, will present a work-in-progress titled “Red Eyes” (Je Wouj) at the Little Haiti Cultural Center this Friday, July 29. Choreographed in collaboration with Ann Mazzocca, “Red Eyes” explores the rich, spirit-driven traditions of Haitian

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Traction Company’s contrasted makeover

Philadelphia // July 28, 2011

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Cars and Housetops

Philadelphia Traction Company is about to have an exterior makeover, courtesy of artist Joe Boruchow. The members of the Traction Company approached Boruchow earlier this year about creating a site-specific installation to enliven the boarded-up windows of its building at 41st Street and Haverford Avenue. This will be Boruchow’s largest installation to date, and there will […]

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Original poetry, mixed music and Q&A: SIDE TWO: A LIVE MIXTAPE

Charlotte // July 27, 2011

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Knight Writer-in-Residence, P. Scott Cunningham performed Evening Bell as part of Poet on a Hot Tin Roof at McColl Center for Visual Art in Uptown, Charlotte. With over 100 sets of eyes looking up at Cunningham from the main gallery, the poet stood high […]

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An educational experience in New York

Miami // July 27, 2011

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By Eric Hankin, DASH teacher, architect & trip organizer Earlier this summer, 30 DASH students traveled to New York City, many for their first time leaving their Miami neighborhoods, to participate in a one-month program sponsored by Knight Foundation. The students spent one week with their teachers discovering Manhattan. Day trips included walks through Union […]

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Minnesota summertime captured in handblown glass and “drawings in light”

St. Paul, Uncategorized // July 27, 2011

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Before I moved to Minnesota, I’d heard about this northern clime primarily in terms of cold: frigid, long months of winter and the many layers of clothing required to survive its severe temps; snow-pack so thoroughly chilled by February that the ground squeaks when you walk on it. I expected this region’s formidable cold. What […]

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Arts & Science Council ends its first year of Random Acts of Culture™ with a bang

Charlotte, Random Acts of Culture // July 26, 2011

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By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Last month the Arts & Science Council wrapped up its Random Act of Culture® performances for the fiscal year.  Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony and Passion for Tango all participated in performances on the eve of FY12 . All three groups delighted visitors and shoppers throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Opera […]

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Faces of a new China

Miami // July 26, 2011

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The dizzying speed that Chinese contemporary art became popular, and profitable, is head-spinning. Paralleling the rise of the juggernaut economy, Chinese art went from piquing a niche interest in the 1980s

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40th annual Pewabic staff & student show

Detroit // July 26, 2011

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Founded in 1903, the Detroit ceramic design studio Pewabic Pottery earned national acclaim throughout much of the 20th century for its distinctive tiles, vessels, jewelry and architectural ornamentation, which can be seen all over metro-Detroit. (You’ll find it elsewhere in the country, too, including Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and Nebraska’s State Capitol building.) Notable local examples […]

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Creative placemaking in Miami

All Communities, CAJ Challenge, KAC Miami, Miami // July 25, 2011

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The National Endowment for the Arts releases a free podcast each Thursday featuring one-on-one interviews with personalities ranging from NEA Jazz Masters to leading arts experts to National Medal of Arts winners. This week’s podcast features three of Miami’s cultural organizers, and Knight Arts Challenge winners, discussing the power of art in building community. Beth Boone, […]

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Why arts journalism matters

All Communities, CAJ Challenge // July 25, 2011

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Cross posted from Art Works, the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts By Rainey Knudson, Founder/Director, Glasstire  Why does art criticism matter? Art criticism matters because art matters. [If you’re not sure or can’t remember why art matters, I recommend this wonderful interview with Milton Glaser on the website BigThink. He articulates […]

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