The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville seeks proposals from artists or artist teams for a permanent work of art to be located on the west wall of the underground section of The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. The selected artist or team will receive $10,000 to complete the project, including design, materials, equipment rental, site preparation, and installation.

The deadline for applications to be received is 5:00 PM on Monday, May 2, 2016.

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About Close Up Baltimore

Close Up Baltimore is a project inspired by Humans of New York that aims to put Baltimore in the spotlight on its own terms. As showcased by NPR, The Baltimore Sun and ABC-2 News, Close Up Baltimore has captured hearts, minds, and imaginations from Patterson Park to Pakistan. This Wednesday, we are democratizing the platform and opening applications to find ten dynamic photographers that live in communities across the city. We feel it is our responsibility to elevate the voices that know the city best.

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On March 19th, Wonder Commons will present Diorama-Rama Deux, a celebration of creative storytelling inside the box. This will be the second annual diorama competition. In keeping with tradition, the rules of the event are very simple: dioramas must be smaller than three feet at longest side and can contain electricity, moving parts or be static. Judges will be looking for clarity of story and creativity. “March Madness” is this year’s theme, which each competitor can interpret as he/she sees fit. In addition to six distinguished judges, the audience will get a chance to vote for their favorite.

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Presented by Kaiser Permanente

Based in Connecticut, Pilobolus is an internationally acclaimed collective known for its diverse collaborations that ignore preconceived barriers between creative disciplines. The company is always creating things and explores ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.

Volunteers will operate umbrellas with LED lights under the direction of the Pilobolus team. The performance will be filmed and projected on a screen in real time as the participants create patterns and change the colors of their umbrellas.

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