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    Arts

    Mindful meltdown at Crane Arts Icebox begins with you

    Aug. 26, 2014, 12:24 p.m., Posted by CSchwartz

    As daunting a space as The Icebox at Crane Arts is, Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap seem to have the process of exhibiting in it down to some sort of science. Along with artist and curator Anna Neighbor, the three have set up an exhibition that is as contemplative as...

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    Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida

    Aug. 26, 2014, 9:14 a.m., Posted by laflor

    I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan...

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    Engaged Communities

    48 projects advance in the Knight Green Line Challenge

    Aug. 26, 2014, 9:01 a.m., Posted by Polly M. Talen

    Above: Polly Talen takes questions in a town hall meeting about the Green Line Challenge.

    Just a couple months ago we asked the community for their best project ideas to make the neighborhoods along the new Green Line even more vibrant places to live, work, play and visit. A remarkable 579 people, organizations and businesses shared their passion and projects with us. Today we’re announcing 48 finalists in the Knight Green Line Challenge

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    "Knight Green Line Challenge names finalists" -- Aug. 26, 2014 press release

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    Our panel of 11 local readers—from a variety of communities and sectors—carefully reviewed the submissions before arriving at this list. We set out to attract projects from all neighborhoods along the Green Line. We wanted organizations, small businesses and individuals to apply. It was important that the projects truly reflect the people who live and work in St. Paul. And they do. From an expanded open-air night market in Little Mekong and Frogtown to a year-round community gardening effort, from a youth apprenticeship program in green transportation to an art exhibit of the faces and voices along the Green Line, the finalists proposed a range of ideas to benefit St. Paul neighborhoods. We’re thrilled with the results.

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