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You don't have to be in Montana fishing trout to go fly fishing!

Raymond Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. In "Fly Fishing: More Than Fish" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Raymond speaks on tying flies, netting catches, and teaching members of the community how to catch a fish.

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. In "Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, hear Jonathon spin some hypothetical threads around the photographs he's carefully kept for the exhibitions.

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years!

Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own". 

Top 5 Presentations in September

Yet another month has come and gone, autumn is upon us, and once again a few fresh bottles of cold, creamy presentations sit on your doorstep.

Here are the Top 5 Presentations of the Day for the month of September 2013: 

"On Clouds" by Mark Petrick.

"From Batman to Lincoln" by Christy Spurlock.

"Because I Said I Would" by Alex Sheen.

"The Beauty of the Derelict" by Eric Pattison.

"Silent Dinner Parties" by Honi Ryan.

"They both could be pessimistic, dark, morose, they went through tragedy early in their lives..." 

In today's Presentation of the Day, "From Batman to Lincoln" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 2, Christy Spurlock discusses the fangirl/fanboy phenomena, and goes into depth on her infatuation with Batman (she specifies the 1960s Adam West Batman as her entry-point) and Abraham Lincoln. She looks at what drew her to these sorts of figures throughout her life, and discusses some of the popular culture surrounding fanboyism/fangirlism found on the internet and in real-life.

John All climbs from valleys to peaks in the Peruvian Andes mountains to gather data on the environmental effects of fire, grazing, and erosion.

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Vol. 1), John talks about the samples he took while climbing, the relationship between his expeditions and his scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global climate change.

For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

My Role as a Storyteller

Though the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" is a cliché, photographer Jeanie Adams-Smith takes the concept to heart, and uses her snapshots to tell stories with leagues of emotional depth. In her presentation (from PKN Bowling Green, Vol. 1), Jeanie lets us peek through her viewfinder, and into the lives of kids and parents experiencing pain and exclusion, joy and wonder. 

To see more of Jeanie's photos, check out her online portfolio


 

Join us at the Kentucky Museum in the Kentucky Room for our second Pecha Kucha Night! So far, we have two presenters locked in-Jonathan Jeffrey (Housing the Dead: Kentucky's Grave Houses) and Lesley Montgomery (Why I Knit). More presenters to be announced soon! Please email christy.spurlock@wku.edu or call (270) 745-6082 for more information. Hope to see you there! 

Check out photos from our first evey Bowling Green Pecha-Kucha night! Details on PK Vol. II coming soon!

Orion Graudick presents "The Windows to The Soul", captivating the audience with his wit and wisdom!  


We had a great turnout for the event!



Jeanie Adams-Smith sharing her presentation titled, "How Photographing Children Has Taught Me About Life," showing us beautiful images that she has taken over the years. 


Orion Graudick and friends sit on the steps in the Kentucky Room after the presentations were over.

 

Keep an eye out for updates on our PK Night Vol. II !!!

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