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Midway Murals bring artistic ambition to Snelling Avenue

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // February 18, 2015

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Part of what makes Jonathan Oppenheimer willing to launch a project like Midway Murals (a Knight Arts grantee) is his propensity to not fully consider what he’s getting into. “If there’s something I decide I want to do, I don’t always think it through, which is a blessing and curse. I don’t do a lot […]

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Macon Pops end the season with a double-header

Dance, Macon, Music // February 18, 2015

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For those who have never witnessed a Macon Pops concert, you will definitely be in for a treat when you get your chance–just imagine the typical orchestra setting with a new-age flair. The Macon Pops season is coming to a close on February 28, when you can experience this ensemble of about 40 musicians as […]

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Potters to bring their wares to the sold-out Empty Bowl Project event

Akron // February 18, 2015

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Three years have gone by while the organizers of the Empty Bowl Project took a well-deserved hiatus. They are back, and with a bang, for the traditional soup-and-bread fundraiser that will be held in the atrium of the Akron Art Museum is already sold out. As fundraising events go, that’s great news. The Empty Bowl […]

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Three diverse artists make for one powerful show

Miami // February 17, 2015

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The Michael Jon Gallery, one of only two Miami galleries represented in Art Basel Miami Beach this year, has moved into new space in the Little Haiti neighborhood. It’s on a side street off of N.E. Second Avenue, across from a functioning warehouse, with plenty of parking – how refreshing. Inside, it’s pretty cool too. […]

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Battle the February blues with “Picnics in the Polar Vortex” at Public Pool

Detroit // February 17, 2015

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For some, February is a cold, dead time of year, where all the charm of winter has given way to Seasonal Affective Disorder and an increasingly whiny yearning for signs of spring. But others, bowing to the inevitabilities of Michigan’s most severe season, embrace this atmospheric lockdown as an opportunity for creative indoor pastimes. Such […]

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Patrick Coughlin’s tools teach us more than how to use them at Napoleon

Philadelphia // February 17, 2015

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Despite being among humanity’s greatest assets – ones that streamline our workloads and increase our creative potential – tools don’t always get the respect they deserve. Often taken for granted as means to an end, the instruments we use to accomplish ordinary tasks have been utilized and perfected since prehistory. Patrick Coughlin has taken it […]

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Last-minute resources for Knight Arts Challenge South Florida applicants

Miami // February 16, 2015

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With the Feb. 23 deadline approaching for the South Florida challenge, Knight Foundation will be holding office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Panther Coffee in Wynwood, where applicants can ask questions of Arts Associate Nicole Chipi. No appointment needed – just show up to Panther, 2390 NW Second Ave., […]

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Black History weekend of events at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // February 16, 2015

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During the last weekend in February, the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with A Labor of Love, Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and Helping Hands Community Outreach to present a production called “Our Story (Black History) Weekend” at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center. While so much negativity is on the forefront of […]

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Exhibit brings Miami’s fashion history to life

Miami // February 13, 2015

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By Amy San Pedro, guest film curator for the Museum of Fashion, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner Not that long ago the entire country looked to Miami for its style. This history lingers in the signs that read “Fashion District” marking the perimeter of Wynwood. Winter styles in Miami set the summer styles for […]

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Knight Arts Challenge winner EXILE Books thrives on community collaboration

Miami // February 13, 2015

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer At one point, as Amanda Keeley retraces her steps the past few months and her list goes on and on and on, the classic image of a dozen clowns stepping out of a Volkswagen Beetle comes to mind. She pauses and chuckles almost apologetically. “Well, yes, I´ve […]

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