Nov 27, 2020

Artburst Miami

Seven years ago, Miami-based mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider settled in to enjoy a chamber music program in Washington, D.C., that featured art song (poetry set to music) – a genre of music she adores – when something unusual happened.

IlluminArts Bringing Together Chamber Music, Visual Arts and Social Justice

Jul 14, 2020


How do you stay connected to the people and issues you care about during the pandemic? We heard from a group of community organizers, leaders of civic organizations and business owners about the steps they’re taking to remain connected.

Staying Connected With People And Issues You Care About During The Pandemic

Dec 2, 2019

Miami Herald

“Turn of the Screw: A new, site-specific, multimedia community collaboration:” IlluminArts, in conjunction with Nu Deco Ensemble and the National YoungArts Foundation, will present a new production of Benjamin Britten’s chamber opera, “The Turn of the Screw,” inspired by and performed at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Knight Foundation names South Florida Arts Champions and Arts Challenge grant winners

Feb 7, 2019


Photographer Terence Price II grew up at his grandparents' house in Miami Gardens. He was given his first film camera as a teen, and has been capturing the lives of people in his neighborhood ever since.

Family Inspires This Photographer To Capture His Miami Community

Apr 24, 2018

Miami New Times

Whether they're awkward or graceful distortions, all the photographs produce the unsettling desire to see what we simply can't — a portrait of the artist. Amanda Crider, artistic director of IlluminArts, found the series particularly compelling as she investigated Mendieta for IlluminArts' 18th program of classical music arranged in response to visual artists' work.

Women Artists Honor Ana Mendieta in "A Female Force"

Jun 16, 2016

Knight Foundation Arts Blog

The audience attending “the little match girl passion” sat on mats on the broad staircase or in the upper echelon seats in the elegant auditorium at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The two sections are divided by a stage in between, so where people chose to sit would determine how they watched–and experienced–this experimental opera.

IlluminArts Transforms and Transfixes with experimental opera at PAMM

Jun 9, 2016

El Nuevo Herald

Para la performance de IllumiArts en el PAMM, R.B. Schlather usó como metáfora La pasión de la niña de los fósforos de David Lang. La cantata sometida a una radical disección minimalista tan críptica como feroz por parte del director, incitó a la reflexión.

La vida sin arte seria un error

May 24, 2016

The Miami Herald

The artists behind a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning chamber opera the little match girl passion at the Pérez Art Museum Miami this week aim to bring Andersen’s story alive in unexpected ways that the Danish author could never have imagined.

‘the little match girl passion’ an emotional opera experiment at PAMM