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The undervalued symbolism and function of beds with Terri Aluise at Automat

Philadelphia // June 9, 2015

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Beds are undoubtedly one of the most intimate locations in our homes. These plush plateaus represent a refuge from the harsh, noisy world outside with their comfort, their familiarity and their privacy. In bed we sleep, we read, we make love and we relax, but beneath their fabric exteriors, the metallic springy skeletons that form […]

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VONA/Voices comes to the University of Miami

Miami, Poetry // June 8, 2015

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The O, Miami Poetry Festival, Reading Queer Literary Festival, The Swamp at the Miami Book Fair International and the Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach are just some of the local initiatives and projects that are turning Miami into a diverse global literary center–many of them operating with funding from the John S. and James […]

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Overtown’s Purvis Young returns home

Miami // June 8, 2015

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Purvis Young has been one of the most recognizable names in the Florida art world for decades. The self-taught artist from the black inner-city neighborhoods of Overtown and Liberty City famously created his expressionistic paintings reflecting the world around him on anything he found–on discarded doors, carpets, cushions and scrap metal, using whatever paints he […]

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Robert Sestok and City Sculpture approach a triumphant opening

Detroit // June 8, 2015

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This week marks the soft opening of City Sculpture, the Cass Corridor sculpture park that artist Robert Sestok has been working on since 2013. He began negotiations for four vacant lots on the M-10 frontage road at 955 Alexandrine—a corner of the Cass Corridor neighborhood where Sestok has lived and worked since he moved to […]

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Reading Queer presents Word + Image with artist Carol Todaro

Miami, Poetry // June 5, 2015

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Carol Todaro. Bookmaking workshop.

You may be thinking bookmaking is a complex process that takes years of experience, especially when it’s all done by hand. Well, yes and no. Next Saturday, artist and teacher Carol Todaro, whose books and prints have been collected by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Library […]

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Miami Summer Music Festival makes big second-year expansion

Miami, Music, Theater // June 4, 2015

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Summer has long been a breather season for South Florida, a time to get some space on the beach or a table at a popular restaurant, or a chance to see just how much you can take it in August when the temperature really starts to climb and there are far fewer people to complain […]

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“Shrek the Musical” is Akron’s All-City Musical at Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Theater // June 4, 2015

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The Akron Civic Theatre is eagerly fulfilling its goals of bringing area residents into the theater and, even more interestingly, of putting local talent on the stage. One way that the Knight Arts grantee is accomplishing this is by producing the fourth annual All-City Musical, which, according to Executive Director Howard Parr, will be “Shrek […]

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ARTspiration at Fleisher Art Memorial celebrates the creator in us all

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // June 4, 2015

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In keeping with its mission to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience, Fleisher Art Memorial will host the 9th Annual ARTspiration festival on June 13. Taking place on the street outside of its historic campus, ARTspiration will provide visitors with a free day of art making, performances, craft […]

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Macon Film Festival commemorates 10 years of promoting filmmaking and workshops

Dance, Macon, Music, Theater // June 3, 2015

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Although the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, will holds its main event from July 16-19, the programmers keep the organization’s mission alive throughout the entire year. During October 2014, the Macon Film Festival partnered with the Tubman Museum, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State College and Wesleyan to launch a series of free screenings and […]

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Andy Krieger goes double or nothing this weekend, at the Scarab Club and 9338 Campau

Detroit // June 3, 2015

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What a whirlwind weekend it was for Knight Arts grantee Andy Krieger, who could be found on Friday night making his selections as juror for the Scarab Club’s “Blooms, Bugs, Beasts” group show, and Saturday celebrating his participation in the Essay’d II group show, which opened at 9338 Campau. Both events were packed to the […]

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