Young Architects Forum and Pecha Kucha Dallas present PKN vol. 3
Quick, fun presentations showcasing artists and architects in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas (June 8, 2010) – Young Architects Forum, a network of emerging architects collaborates with Pecha Kucha Dallas, an international phenomenon brought to Dallas for the third time on June 24, 2010 at 6pm at the Dallas Center for Architecture. The event is free, although a $5 contribution is suggested. The Dallas Center for Architecture is located at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Suite 100 in Dallas. RSVP on a dedicated site: pkn3dallas.eventbrite.com. Visit the official PKN Dallas site: http://pecha-kucha.org/night/dallas/3
Confirmed presenters include artist Nancy Rebal, writer David Hopkins, architect Jonathan Brown, artist Scott Horn, artist Brad Goldberg, furniture maker Sean Springer, paper conservator Tish Brewer, toymaker Edward Ruiz, artist Joyce Martin, artist Brad Ford Smith and muralist Chris Arnold.
ABOUT YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM
The Dallas AIA's Young Architects Forum (YAF) is a committee of Architects who have been licensed 10 years or less. The agenda for the year ranges from a mentorship program bringing seasoned architects together with emerging architects, and several design competitions including the next Dallas Arboretum Playhouse Festival. For more information or to get involved, please check out the blog at aiadallasyaf.blogspot.com.
YAF Chair Members:
Jeramie Rittiluechai- 2010-2011 chair
Alesha Niedziela- 2012 chair
ABOUT THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
ARTIST NANCY REBAL
Nancy Rebal is an artist with dual careers as a painter and a designer. Her paintings are in the collections of the Belo Corporation, PepsiCo and Marriott Hotels as well as numerous private collections. Her designs for Foster Stained Glass are seen in buildings across the country. She studied art at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and received her MA and MFA at the University of Dallas where she has taught.
WRITER DAVID HOPKINS
David Hopkins is a comic book writer and essayist, a regular contributor to D Magazine, Quick, and Smart Pop. He was recognized in the American Library Association's annual list of "Great Graphic Novels for Teens." His graphic novel EMILY EDISON was optioned by Nickelodeon. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Martin High School. He likes chess. David loves his daughter Kennedy, his domestic partner April, and his two dogs Baxter and Berkeley. www.antiherocomics.com
ARCHITECT JONATHAN BROWN
Jonathan Brown and Melissa Joesoef, both associates at JHP, form the core of the firm's design vision, employing the philosophy of Whole Community Design in which humanity is the center, shaping their design practice.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Jonathan's experience is with a myriad of projects in multi-family, mixed-use, live/work, urban infill, and TOD sectors with special emphasis on public/private catalyst project development. His responsibility is as the firm’s official “Futurist” and works to manage the integration of digital design techniques and technologies into JHP’s workflow. Jonathan is currently a member of the AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program and his accolades include RTKL's 2001 Leonard Kagan Fellowship and AIA Dallas' 2009 HOGI Traveling Fellowship.
A University of Texas Alum, Melissa's experience encompasses all phases of architectural design services with particular emphasis on programming, planning, and conceptual design. Her talents have been employed throughout the firm's complete range of work, including mixed-use, multi-family, live/work, urban infill, TOD, student housing, and senior living both locally and nationally. Her expertise has been employed by the firm to take on the challenge of over-seeing "JHPU", an institution forwarding professional growth and development on behalf of JHP staff. In 2003, her efforts garnished the IDP Outstanding Firm Award for JHP's internal efforts to grow young architects.
ARTIST SCOTT HORN
Scott Horn is a Dallas based artist, event planner, and co-curator of the Magnolia Gallery. Past affiliations include Sozo Gallery, Art Conspiracy, La Reunion, and Red Balloon To Do in Lawrence, KS. Horn earned a BFA in scenography from KU in 2004, and moved to Dallas the same year. "Using wire sculpture, found objects, and other materials, I attempt to elevate and bring attention to every day objects, manufactured and natural. My work celebrates the ingenuity of mass-produced goods, but questions their environmental and social costs. scottmhorn.com
ARTIST BRAD GOLDBERG
The work of artist Brad Goldberg centers itself on exploring and being responsive to the context of place, culture, and community. His past work reflects an interest in archetypal forms and a dialogue between nature and technology. In his work, Brad strives to enrich each project with a sense of belonging to its context, using simple, timeless, yet beautiful materials with sensitivity to scale and attention to craftsmanship and at the same time to exhibit an awareness of the beauty of our natural world. Brad’s goal is to make both places and objects that are at once contemporary, yet timeless; an art which is deeply in tune with the foundations of the past yet demonstrates the spirit of looking to the future….” to create a sense of time-enduring values more in keeping with artistic truths than passion fashions
FURNITURE MAKER SEAN SPRINGER
Owner of the Springer Design Studio, Sean Springer creates a brand of refined, hand-crafted woodwork. His mission is to divert wood from disposal as an act of reclamation. Repurposing wood that would otherwise be municipal waste, Springer Design Studio provides sustainable furniture, millwork, and accessories to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Sean’s background includes a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, as well as experience working with several high end millwork and furniture companies in New York City, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
PAPER CONSERVATOR TISH BREWER
Tish Brewer realized her strong passion for the marriage of art and science through her initial degree studies in ceramics and chemistry. After entering the field of art conservation 10 years ago, her focus narrowed to the exploration of bookbinding and art on paper. She pursued a masters degree in book and paper conservation, working throughout the country and the world, and now resides in Dallas as an artist and paper conservator in private practice.
TOY MAKER EDWARD RUIZ
Oak cliff born artist Edward Ruiz lives and works in his studio in Exposition Park Dallas, Texas. Currently casting in resin , Edward designs, sculpts, molds then hand cast his own designer resin toys. Along with making the toys, a good amount of play goes into photographing the figures setting up scenes in which the toys explore our world gives the viewer a glimpse into the story behind these characters future projects include animation and story boards.
ARTIST JOYCE MARTIN
Joyce Martin is a practicing artist living in Fort Worth, TX. She spent 5 years at the Arlington Museum of Art as the Education Manager. Prior to that she was the Resident Artist for the Art Around the Corner Program at the AMA during the 2002-2003 season. Plasticity, a solo show awarded by the FT Worth Arts Council Exhibition Committee was on display at the FWCAC November 6th through December 26th, 2009. Recent solo and two person shows in ’07-’09 include Softly Bound, at Arkansas State University Gallery, Corpus, in the Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, Plastic, solo at the Firehouse Gallery, Fort Worth, TX as well as Ethereal Vestments, a solo show at MSC Visual Arts Gallery at Texas A& M University, College Station, TX. Further information is available on the web at: www.JoyceMartinStudio.com Born in Texas, Joyce received her BFA from University of Texas at Arlington.
ARTIST and ART CONSERVATOR BRAD FORD SMITH
Brad Ford Smith is an artist, an art conservator, and an entrepreneur. As the owner of Studio Six Art Conservation, Brad focuses on working with Texas historical museums such as the LBJ National Park, The Cattle Raisers Museum, Dallas Heritage Village and the T V Munson Homestead. (Munson saved the vineyards of France from complete devastation in 1890). As an independent artist, Brad finds outlets for his creative energy by exhibiting at venues such as the Janette Kennedy Gallery, Mighty Fine Arts, and Art in the District. He volunteers time and artwork to non-profits such as The Arthouse at the Jones Center, EASL, and La Reunion TX. Cabin fever from spending to much time alone in the studio has resulted in Brad giving lectures and leading classes at the Texas Library Association, the DMA, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Afterwards, he blogs about his creative experiences at The Dyslexic Ramblings of an Artistic Life. Sometimes these rambling end up on the Art & Seek website. Currently he is participating in the SculptCAD Rapid Artists project. This project pushed 14 visual artists headfirst into the world of 3D computer modeling and rapid prototyping. All his left over energy is going into the formation of Beam Plank and Flitch, an urban tree salvage company that saves trees from the landfill by turning them into lumber and furnishings.
MURALIST CHRIS ARNOLD
Eyecon is a full service custom mural and design firm. The principals are Chris Arnold and Jeff Garrison. Eyecon has gained a national reputation for it's fourteen year history as leaders in the industry for hand painted and digital custom works of art. Clients are major corporations, the hospitality and interior design industry, large scale public works of art and the finest homes in America. With over 44 years of collective experience as professionals in the industry, Eyecon has been serving the design community, as an incorporated collaborative team for over 17 years. They have produced award winning works of art throughout the United States, and have gained the reputation (throughout the design community) as not just skilled artisans but as problem solvers. Both have a BFA as Illustrators, and prior to starting their own business, they were respective lead scenic artists (running our own crews) at two of Dallas’ largest scenic studios painting back drops for the Operas and the Ballets. Eyecon operates a 6000 sq.ft design and production studio offering the best of digital and hand- painted custom works of Art. Client base is: Corporate World Headquarters (Southwest Airlines), Hospitality Design (Walt Disney World Resorts), and Public Art ( 26,000.00 sq.ft. exterior mural,”Mass Transit” winning a national award for City of Dallas Downtown Improvement District.)