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Art and Public Places: Appealing to the Human Effects of Climate Change in Miami Beach

Art and Public Places: Appealing to the Human Effects of Climate Change in Miami Beach

  By Sara Lee Burd   Miami Beach is a small island with a population of 90,000 people, but it is making an impact as an incubator for climate change awareness and action. Faced with the environmental challenges, the City of Miami Beach’s Art and Public Places office has dedicated significant funds to prioritize public…

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Exuberance and Engagement with the Art of Nick Cave

Exuberance and Engagement with the Art of Nick Cave

  By Sherry Lucas     A dazzling swirl of colors, patterns and textures wrap the entrance of the Nick Cave: Feat. exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, through February 16, 2020. As if that weren’t invitation enough, the word “Feat” greets in big, mirrored letters. “Come see yourself inside,” it…

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Nashville 2019: A Case for Political Art

Nashville 2019: A Case for Political Art

By Inge Klaps   Consider the 1960s. An unpopular war, the Civil Rights Movement, rise of American consumerism, and sexual revolution gave incredible oxygen to the art world. More and more diverse artists voiced these social anxieties at a time when a culture of sweeping artistic innovation was formed: experiments became movements (pop art, minimalism,…

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Review: Omari Booker’s “Red Line”

Review: Omari Booker’s “Red Line”

By Joe Nolan       The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation was one of the “alphabet agencies” created under the banner of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation in the 1930s. The government-sponsored corporation created a system of color-coded maps in an effort to encourage expanded home ownership in metropolitan areas. The stated purpose of…

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RiverArtsFest: More Than an Art Market

RiverArtsFest: More Than an Art Market

by Kathleen Stevens   While most attendees and artists think of the RiverArtsFest as an annual opportunity to buy and sell art, local arts education programs and art educators know the volunteer-run River Arts organization is also an avid supporter for local arts education. This year alone, River Arts will provide over $100,000 in funding…

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Art to See This Weekend: Memphis, Tennessee, October 25-27, 2019

Art to See This Weekend: Memphis, Tennessee, October 25-27, 2019

There is SO much art to see this weekend in Memphis, those of us at Number decided to pull together a short list of the must-see events! We hope this helps you plan your weekend accordingly.   All events listed here are free and open to the public except RiverArtsFest. $5 admission gets you daily…

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ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response

ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response

By Patrick Vincent   ILSSA Frameworks Gallery Entry Title, Unrequited Leisure, 2019, varied media. Photo courtesy of Patrick Vincent.   ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts) was established in 2008 as a form of artist-organization-as-union by co-operators Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned. ILSSA projects enlist the skills and engagement of its members…

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Interview: McLean Fahnestock

By Bethany Springer, Juror of Number: Inc’s Art of the South 2019 exhibition.   McLean Fahnestock, Untitled (security work in progress), 2019, Video installation at the Ann Arbor Art Center as part of the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Photo courtesy of the artist.   McLean Fahnestock’s video piece entitled Tidal Passage was recently on display as…

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Queer Reverb: 50 States Upholds and Upends LGBTQIA + Historical Narrative

Queer Reverb: 50 States Upholds and Upends LGBTQIA + Historical Narrative

  By Jessica Borusky   I write this review on June 30th, 2019. Pride Month. Celebrated in June to commemorate (sans Vodka ads) the Stonewall Rebellion in New York – an event that occurred in the early morning of June 28th, 1969 – and widely considered to be the beginning of collective visibility for the…

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Review: Safe-Keeping – An Exploration of Mass Incarceration and the Black Family at The CMPLX

Review: Safe-Keeping – An Exploration of Mass Incarceration and the Black Family at The CMPLX

By Pete Hoffecker Mejía     The CMPLX in Memphis, Tennessee, is fast becoming a spot for exhibitions that consistently challenge and provoke the viewer. Operated by The Collective (CLTV), this group of Black artists and culture workers have utilized their combined energies to create a space for the uplifting of critical voices that reflect…

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