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Basel has a big menu – take at least a bite

Miami // December 6, 2014

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All the hype surrounding Art Basel, all the emphasis on big ticket items and yachts and celebrity sightings (which are annoying, but this is a commercial fair week after all), does obscure what can be a great opportunity about this time in December. Miami has an interesting, burgeoning art scene, but it is not an […]

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Corine Vermeulen’s “Walk-In Portrait Studio” reveals the faces of Detroit at the DIA

Detroit // December 5, 2014

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Over the last decade, Corine Vermeulen has built out a quiet niche for herself as one of the premier photographers in Detroit, with an emphasis on capturing the essence of her subjects, semi-staged and in their element. Her meticulous approach to portraiture-as-documentation draws upon a long tradition of semi-candid photography, and has showcased such Detroit […]

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Akron’s Boiling Point, where the play’s the thing

Akron, Theater // December 5, 2014

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Akron area actors, would-be actors, and play lovers have a good thing going. Wandering Aesthetics, a small but highly active theater company, has a play-reading series called Akron’s Boiling Point. Anyone interested – in either participating by reading a role or two, or simply listening to some exciting and contemporary plays – can come and […]

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The winners of ArtPop 2015 are…

Charlotte // December 5, 2014

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ArtPop 2015 is fast approaching, and the winners were announced last night at a swanky event at the soon to be Le Méridien Hotel. It was quite a crush as journalists, artists, Arts & Science Council staff and Adams Outdoor Advertising employees mixed and mingled, eagerly waiting to hear which artists had been selected. This is […]

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Cheryl Harper solidifies social and political absurdity at James Oliver Gallery

Philadelphia // December 4, 2014

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Cheryl Harper takes her cues from America, but not the idealized Americana or patriotic invocations that so often find a place in folk art and popular culture. Instead, this artist produces a brand of ridiculous, self-conscious commentary on the state of the country and our collective obsessions. At James Oliver Gallery, both the political landscape […]

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Belaxis Buil at &Gallery

Dance, Miami // December 4, 2014

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Belaxis Buil.

Last year, I interviewed artist Belaxis Buil. Her responses, like her explosive personality, overwhelmed my senses. She is the proverbial force of nature to be reckoned with, and that makes me happy. Her work challenges the viewer and makes him or her sit up and listen, even if it makes us feel excruciatingly uncomfortable. Last […]

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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra spreads Christmas cheer with holiday concert

Charlotte // December 4, 2014

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In this the first week of December, sprinklings of holiday cheer are popping up everywhere. But for many Charlotteans, the season cannot truly begin until attending the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s “Magic of Christmas” concert – a holiday tradition in the Queen City for more than 18 years. Kicking off Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Damon L. Brown takes center stage for a Saxsational Christmas at the Douglass

Macon, Music // December 3, 2014

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Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Damon L. Brown now resides in the Middle Georgia area. He plays gospel and jazz with his saxophone. Although he can play other instruments like the piano and drums, his first love is the saxophone. Brown is an artist who doesn’t have a problem playing gospel and secular music; in […]

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Art in the streets: Akron Art Museum sharing collection through Inside|Out

Akron // December 3, 2014

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We’ve seen dance and classical music brought into Akron city parks, along with free rock and roll, jazz and country concerts in various venues around town. But never glimpses of fine visual art – until now. The Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, is planning to install high-quality reproductions around the city for everyone to […]

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Taking a journey to the past with Inside|Out

Akron // December 3, 2014

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By Roza Maille, Akron Art Museum The Akron Art Museum is beginning a new project, based on a successful effort in Detroit, that will bring its collection into the city’s neighborhoods. Below, Project Manager Roza Maille writes about the first installation. This item is cross-posted from the Akron Art Museum’s blog. Picture this: You’re walking […]

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