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    Arts

    Graduate students test the limits of ceramics at The Clay Studio

    Aug. 28, 2014, 8:28 a.m., Posted by CSchwartz

    For a decade, The Clay Studio has awarded $15,000 to 30 emerging ceramics artists through its annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. Fourteen of these participants have gone on to become residents artists at the Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee. Now in its eleventh year, the exhibition draws...

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    Arts

    Miami group uses art to refresh art song

    Aug. 27, 2014, 10:01 a.m., Posted by Gregory Stepanich

    Amanda Crider. Photo by Claire McAdams Mix a display of sculptures by a major West African artist with an art song recital, and what do you get? Something, perhaps, that’s half art exhibit and half concert, or maybe something that glides between the two worlds ably...

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    Engaged Communities

    'Knight Cities' podcast: A conversation with San Jose, Calif., Mayor Chuck Reed

    Aug. 27, 2014, 10 a.m., Posted by Carol Coletta

    As mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed has confronted some of the thorniest issues facing cities: the need to renegotiate employee pensions, the tensions between wanting good urban planning and accommodating new corporate headquarters, the drying up of state funds, the need for cities such as San Jose to build strong brands.  

    In this week’s “Knight Cities,” Mayor Reed talks frankly about these and other challenges, along with one of the innovative ways he is tapping new talent for City Hall.  He also gives voters advice on what to look for in a candidate running for mayor.  

    My conversation with him is posted here.  

    Join us for “Knight Cities,” and look for new content posted every Wednesday here. You can follow us on Twitter at #knightcities or @knightfdn. And if you have ideas for people you’d like to hear more from, please email me.

    Carol Coletta is vice president of community and national initiatives at Knight Foundation.

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