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Stirring and informative images from Laos and its diaspora at Asian Arts Initiative

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // April 1, 2015

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In order to look back at more than 40 years in diaspora, Asian Arts Initiative is currently showcasing an exhibit of artwork by Lao American artists titled “Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora.” Some of the artists have never presented work in Philadelphia before, and their subjects range from […]

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Conversation Starter: Love-Trouble

Philadelphia // April 1, 2015

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By Philadelphia Young Playwrights “Most girls’ boy problems consist of them having to choose between two guys or something like that. I have to choose between a guy and my religion.” Each spring, Young Playwrights partners with InterAct Theatre Company to produce the Young Voices Monologue Festival, featuring the work of talented high school students […]

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Free to download: a new book of art projects for kids

Philadelphia // April 1, 2015

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By Art Sphere After a lot of hard work and generous help, we are excited to share “Creating Legacies through Art,” a book of free art lesson plans for anyone serving curious kids. The book is designed to provide teachers and families with free, approachable art projects that stimulate creative thinking and self-expression. Each lesson […]

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Fiber artists plan to dress up Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion

Detroit // April 1, 2015

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past winner Detroit Fiberworks. Like so many others who see Detroit as a wide-open frontier, Mandisa Smith and Najma Wilson are pushing against urban blight […]

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10th Annual Fired Works exposition is Macon Arts Alliance’s premier fundraising event

Macon // March 30, 2015

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The Macon Arts Alliance’s annual Fired Works benefit is much more than a display of potters making and selling their works for a great cause. So many cultures around the world use various styles of kilns to create fired works that can range from bricks to fine porcelain. This annual nine-day lineup of activities for […]

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It’s O, Miami Poetry Festival time

Miami // March 30, 2015

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O,bviously… poetry is not dead, at least not in Miami. P. Scott Cunningham and his cohorts at O, Miami have made this abundantly clear as they gear up for the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival, which is held every April in celebration of National Poetry Month. For 30 days, festival organizers will attempt to expose […]

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New documentary features Detroit’s Knight Arts Challenge winners

Detroit // March 30, 2015

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By Katy Locker, Detroit Program Director for Knight Foundation “We gotta be the change, Detroit!” –Invincible/Complex Movements, from Beware the Dandelions I have just spent the last few weeks promoting the third year of the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Each year, Knight Foundation reaches out and invites our Detroit community to tell us their best […]

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CCS Center Galleries explodes in a colorful outpouring of ‘Creative Expressions’

Detroit // March 27, 2015

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It is easy, in the context of the art world, to take art very seriously. To be sure, art is a mechanism for social critique and personal catharsis, and that can lead to dark and solemn places. But there is a refreshing feeling to art, which is taking fun seriously. That spirit is alive and […]

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Stunning, small paintings make a dreamy suite

Miami // March 27, 2015

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With small, delicate paintings, photocopies and photographs, Odalis Valdivieso has created a deceptively large, swirling environment at the Museum of Art + Design, where more than 70 of her works are hung around the main gallery for her solo exhibit, “Arrhrythmic Suite.” Suite is a nice term, as there is movement and flow, like a […]

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Apollo’s Fire will reinterpret Vivaldi in its upcoming Fairlawn concert

Akron, Music // March 27, 2015

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Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons Rediscovered”? No, the classic and famous musical composition wasn’t lost. For Apollo’s Fire (a Knight Arts grantee) and its founder and music director Jeannette Sorrell, the title of the Baroque music orchestra’s upcoming concert refers to finding and using the original source material for the concerto – four sonnets, which may have […]

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