Tagged: Scene

ASU Professor Charles Williams to present Renaissance ‘art scene’ lecture

Oct. 5—ALBANY ─ Albany State University Art Professor Charles “Chazz” Williams will share his fascination with history — especially art history — at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Museum of Art in the second in a series of lectures on Renaissance and Baroque art and culture.

Williams, a professor of visual art, art appreciation and art history at Albany State, will speak on the topic “Multiculturalism and the Artist Perspective in Renaissance Art.” The AMA is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive.

“I am fascinated by art history, particularly in ways that groups of artists come together in particular regions

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Miami Beach efforts to tone down South Beach party scene are racist, critics say

An effort by police in Miami Beach, Florida, to turn down the volume of South Beach’s raucous party scene is being labeled as racist by some critics.

City officials have been attempting to reduce noise levels and crime along the 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive known for art deco hotels, restaurants and bars, arguing that increased revenue from the partygoers is not worth the headaches for local residents.

“We cannot accept this as our normal,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “What we have called an entertainment district has become an incredible magnet for crime and disorder, and whatever

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Meow Wolf Denver could change Colorado’s tourism, art scene

Meow Wolf Denver, which opens its 90,000-square-foot new building on Sept. 17, may quickly become one of the city’s top-selling attractions and tourist magnets, if past installations in Santa Fe and Las Vegas are any guide.

With a projected million-plus visitors annually, according to the company, Meow Wolf’s Denver facility could also reshape the city and state’s beleaguered arts economy. The work of 120 Colorado artists — along with 200 in-house writers, sculptors, painters, designers and fabricators — makes up the Denver installation’s dreamlike sculptures, brightly colored environments and interactive, high-tech tableaus.

Yet at the moment, there are more questions

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Rogers to unveil plan to amp up arts and culture scene

Arts and culture coordinator Anna Watson tells Axios that Rogers is on track to finish its roadmap this fall for the future of the city’s arts and culture scene.

What’s happening: The city has been working on a strategic, coordinated effort to jazz up everything — from its live music to culinary offerings.

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Why it matters: This is a part of a regional push to retain and attract artistic talent and improve the quality of life in NWA.

Of note: While the city

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