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RE photography teacher wins Knight Foundation grant

RE photography teacher Matt Stock won a $15,000 Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant that will enable him to turn his highly regarded series of photographs "Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades" into a fine art photography book. Stock claimed the prestigious recognition during a Dec. 2 ceremony at the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Stock was one of 44 artists or organizations honored with grants worth some $1.8 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has been awarding Arts Challenge grants for 11 years. He will assemble his book with stories by Charles Kropke. See the Miami Herald story here.

Stock's work will also be featured during Art Basel at the Mayfair in Coconut Grove. He and ceramist James Herring will be recognized during a joint opening and reception for their exhibition "Beyond Light & Earth" from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at 3390 Mary Street, Suite 128.
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.