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Stories from the Self-Storage Files

BY ROB DEGENHART
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Rob Degenhart is a retired entrepreneur. His real estate holdings include self storage businesses.  He collects vintage skateboards and pencil sharpeners. He's most proud of his sticker collection on his spiral bound notebook collection that hold his folk writing collection.

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Self-made Mermaid

BY JACOBEE ROSE BUCHANAN
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jacobee Rose Buchanan relates her history playing dress-up as a kid and how it led to entering a mermaid contest (again and again) in aduthood.

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Minimalism

BY JASON HARRISON
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jason Harrison examines the opposite of clutter and how space and objects affect us. Jason’s perspective is influenced by an unconventional career teaching in public schools, writing analysis for the CIA, and personal training in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

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The View Behind the Cafe

BY JAMES LUCKETT
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.

In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32, James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

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What an Artist Really Collects

BY TERI SCHOCH
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Teri Schoch is an artist with a history of collecting interesting items. From shells to trash, her inspiration can be unexpected and unconventional.

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Liquidating

BY SANDY MENDELSON
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

The first place to look for everything last thing!  Sandy Mendelson shares stories on the massive collection of the Mendelson Liquidation Outlet in downtown Dayton.

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Collecting Memories on The Camino

BY GUUSTIE ALVARADO
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Glass artist Guustie Alvarado shares how journaling throughout her life helped her to collect memories on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. She explains how she uses these experiences to create art, and how she eventually ends up co-writing the book Pilgrims? about the adventures in Spain.

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"These are just pictures I took."

BY KAYLA HARRIS
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Marian Library Archivist, Kayla Harris, presents photographs from the Marian Apparition collection. Each photograph attempts to document a reported supernatural experience with the Virgin Mary. The photographs are shown along with the captions provided by the creators.

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Collecting Intentionally, Accidentally, and Inadvertently

BY CHRISTINA PEREYMA
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Christina Pereyma, a conceptual artist, comes from a family of artists and collectors.  Nature, architecture, and cultural objects are some of her favorite subjects.

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A Dayton Lepidopterist Story

BY JASON ANTONICK
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jason Antonick talks about his love of butterflies, and raising his butterfly family in Dayton, Ohio.  Who knew these little guys could be a part of the family?

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The Demise of the West Side

BY PHILLITIA CHARLTON
@ VOL 31 ON MAY 18, 2017

Phillitia Charlton's song and poetry is a poignant description of the condition of Dayton's west side and the hope of healing through the Wesley Center. She artfully depicts the reality of her past and the present of others living in the area. 

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Spaces and Internships

BY CHARLIE SETTERFIELD
@ VOL 31 ON MAY 18, 2017

Charlie Setterfield's presentation highlights the impacts internships have on local architecture firms and to a greater extent, the importance of shaping and planning spaces for local enterprises to revitalizing Dayton's economy. 

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