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As 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears, artists reflect on their work

August 17, 2015 |

An art exhibition at Jackson Square in New Orleans, a city that’s long been a home to budding artists | Stock image

 

 

 

A handful of people with ties to New Orleans are taking painful memories from Hurricane Katrina … Read More

Matrix Theatre students create stage art around Detroit experiences

July 17, 2015 |

Detroit Public Schools students rehearse for an upcoming performance by Matrix Theatre Company’s audition-only Teen Company. All photos by Doug Coombe.

 

This story was originally published on ModelMedia.com and is being republished here as part of a content-sharing … Read More

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How Cleveland’s once-fragile arts sector is shaping the city’s future

March 31, 2015 |

A snapshot from the Cleveland Playhouse.

 

By Lee Chilcote

Chilcote is a journalist, essayist and poet whose work has appeared in many regional and national publications. He is Managing Editor of Fresh Water … Read More

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Fighting for community benefits in Delray through art and activism

November 21, 2014 |

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How public art builds safer, stronger neighborhoods

October 13, 2014 |

Power House Productions | Photo by Doug Coombe

 

This story is the second in a three-part series about urban transformation through the arts in Detroit. (Read part one here.) It was Read More

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Artists create long-term community vision for Detroit/Hamtramck border

September 28, 2014 |

Banglatown, Detroit. All photos in this article were taken by Walter Wasacz, except for the first photo below, which was taken by Matthew Lewis.

 

 

This story was originally published on August 19, 2014 and is being republished here as … Read More

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How the arts are inspiring change in Detroit

September 3, 2014 |

A sidewalk festival for the performing arts in Detroit. (Courtesy of modeldmedia.com)

 

 

This story was originally published on August 19, 2014 and is being republished here as part of a content-sharing partnership with Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company that publishes stories … Read More

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How the arts are ‘cultivating community resilience’ in Detroit

August 1, 2014 |

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In April, Damian Woetzel of the Aspen Institute Arts Program convened a strategy group that brought together Detroit artists and … Read More

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How cities are putting art at the heart of neighborhood development

June 13, 2014 |

The Hinterlands at Play House, a studio and performance space in Detroit. | Photo by Doug Coombe

 

By Lee Chilcote and Nicole Rupersberg

 

This story was originally published on June 12, 2014 by Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company … Read More

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New York Restoration Project gets $250,000 to restore open spaces in underserved communities

May 27, 2014 |

A Mural by artist Brazilian artist Kobra, October 27, 2013 in New York, NY. (Stock image)

The Knight Foundation has given $250,000 to the New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit that aims to transform open spaces in low-income communities.

The money … Read More