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Saginaw Public Schools opens student art exhibit on culture and diversity

SAGINAW, MI – An art exhibit featuring work by Saginaw Public Schools students is now open through the end of next week, according to a news release.

The Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission’s annual Student Art Exhibit, this year titled “Celebrating Saginaw’s Cultures: Building Unity Through Diversity,” opened 9 a.m. Monday and will run through noon Friday, Jan. 28, according to the release. The exhibit is open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Andersen Enrichment Center, located at 120 Ezra Rust Drive.

Saginaw Public Schools students from grades 3 through 12 worked on their pieces

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Murals, public art bring impact to big cities, small towns

PHILADELPHIA — We are told big cities and tiny towns share little. But the threads that are common can often surprise, like the impact in both of art on a wall.

“Today, we have a waiting list that’s like thousands of people waiting to have art,” said Jane Golden, the head of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

One of America’s oldest cities was one of the first to see a true movement for murals on its streets. Now, to drive through Philadelphia is to be rewarded with a 12-mile quilt of culture.

“We tend to rely on traditional ways of solving things,”

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A look at five public art pieces around the Duke City and the tales they hold

Editor’s note:

The fourth Sunday of each month, Journal Arts Editor Adrian Gomez tells the stories behind some of the hidden gems you can see across the state in “Gimme Five.”

Hakim Bellamy is one with art.

As a poet, he created it with words and phrases.

As the deputy director of the city of Albuquerque’s Arts and Culture Department, he’s inspired by the pieces of public art he sees around the Duke City.

Over the course 43 years, the city’s Public Art Program has acquired more than 1,000 pieces for the public to enjoy. The program has also seen

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Philadelphia’s arts and culture organizations are back — but are the audiences ready for public life?

Ann Cohen was standing in the lobby of the Kimmel Center not long ago as a film was about to start in the Perelman Theater. Across the Kimmel plaza in Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra was warming up.

“Philadelphia’s getting back to being Philadelphia, where there are at least six things a night to choose from,” said Cohen, a frequent culture consumer from Roxborough.

Artists, actors, and musicians might be getting back to stages and galleries in the region after what has been, for many groups, a painfully long hiatus forced by the pandemic. But are audiences returning?

“The arts

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