AUGUST 11, 2016
"When I was younger, I never thought that I would be a motorcycle builder."
In Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Dani Pajak shares on his life as a custom motorcycle builder. Pajak is a builder in Cleveland who got his start in his own garage. He learned how to weld from a local company – Lincoln Electric – in a work-study type program when he was trying to turn his life around after the birth of his daughter.
JULY 27, 2016
MAY 12, 2016
"I start to fall for the work, the possibility and wonder, of creating something so special to someone else but so much part of who I am."
In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love? Why does anyone need an engagement ring? The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says. Think - combined feelings of uncomfortableness and excitement, self-reflection and heart wrenching separation anxiety. Here she dives into the interesting process of make custom engagement rings for her clients.
AUGUST 25, 2015
"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."
In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation!
AUGUST 19, 2015
The World Around Me
When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"
"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."
In The World Around Me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.
MARCH 17, 2015
“If you give a man a mustache, he’s going to want an accordion.”
Designer and self-dubbed Renaissance Man Jason Tilk will do anything for a laugh. In “Find Your Mustache” from PKN Cleveland Vol. 23 Jason speaks about his opportunities designing electrocardiograms, ATMs for medicine, and his life performing in vaudeville and circuses.
MARCH 03, 2015
AUGUST 11, 2014
JULY 01, 2014
What would you do if the one you loved was diagnosed with cancer?
When photographer Angelo Meredino's wife was diagnosed with cancer, he did what he does best: capture her story through the lens of his camera.
MAY 27, 2014
Autopsy of America
Ladies and gentlemen, what you are witnessing is the beginning of the end of the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen: America.
Enigmatic artist Seph Lawless uses his photographs to capture the abandoned, neglected areas of America as a metaphor for our decaying society. In "Autopsy of America" from PKN Cleveland Vol. 21, we see that by transforming social media into a social movement, Seph hopes that his work will spark political debate and constructive dialogue.