Past El Paso Event: VOL 15

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Connecting Worlds/ Mundos Unidos

BY JILL MCGEE
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

William, Seamus, Olivia and Arnav are resident experts in all things Second Grade. This year, their teacher, Ms. McGee has asked 4 of her friends to share what they love the most about their school, because in navigating their education, the kids' voices are the most important ones.

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Uncommon Portraiture

BY MIKE LOPEZ
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Mike Lopez brings a unique blend of portraiture with stylized versions of the traditional native hairdress go give his portraits a unique borderland flavor.

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Why Portraits Matter

BY DAVID PARISH
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

"We should capture who we are at this moment."
 
In Why Portraits Matter from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 15, David Parish shares his decision to create portraits in a world of selfies and why portraits matter.  Utilizing his background in psychology to connect with his subjects, David brings new life to the art of the portrait.  His studio portraiture takes on a painterly quality while revealing the humanity of his subjects though a classical eye.


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Dare to Dream Yoga

BY RACHELLE KERNEN
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Rachelle Kernen presents her passion for yoga and describes how she and her partners use yoga as a force to bring community together.  With the creation of Dare to Dream Yoga, her group has given the gift of free yoga and taken it to the streets to make this healing art available to the public.

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Community Biblioteca

BY HOJA DE RUTA
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Hoya de Ruta (Roadmap) shares their passion for education and betterment of the community through a non-government community library they founded in a troubled Juarez neighborhood to promote educational activities for children and teenagers. 

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Artist Portraits by El Minino

BY JORGE CUEVAS
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Juarez photographer El Minino shares his recent portrait project documenting practisiing artists throughout Juarez.  El Minimo almost exclusively captures his images on film which requires him to slow down and conneect with his subjects as he shoots.

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The Spirit of the Border seen through Collective Weddings

BY JOSE MIRALES REYES
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Juarez based phtotographer Jose Mirales Reyes presents a touching photographic project in which he aims to capture the spirit of the border through portraits of couples who get married in collective weddings.

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Violence, Gender and Identity

BY ALEJANDRA ARAGON
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Visual artist, filmmaker and photographer Alejandra Aragon explores the relationship between violence, gender and identity through her work.  Based in Juarez, Mexico, Alejandra's exploration of gender through her photography begins with a series of autobiographic work before revealing the exploitation of women and victims of femicide in the border region.

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Urban Interventions on the Border

BY ANS BORDER GALLERY
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Evelyn Oz presents the work of ANS Border Gallery, a group of urban artists from Ciudad Juarez making artistic interventions in the fabric of their border city.

Rachelle Kernen
Geologist, University of Texas El Paso in El Paso
Jill McGee
Teacher, El Paso Independent School District in El Paso
Mike Lopez
in El Paso
David Parish
Photographer, Self in El Paso