PechaKucha Presentation

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Michelle Vaughan

Artist in New York

Reproducing Spanish Royalty

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN GARRISON @ VOL 6

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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Architecture for Humanity Spain

BY GIOVANNA CARNEVALI
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2010

The reconstruction plan for Haiti and some projects by the local chapter AFH Spain. Presentation in SPANISH www.architectureforhumanity.org/programs/haiti-earthquake-rebuilding
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Sketchy

BY BARNEY
IN MENDOZA

Barney is a street artist, and in his presentation he talks about about the works he's produced in the streets of Mendoza, and why he does it. (in Spanish)

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Taking the Bull by the Horns

BY MATT DUMICH
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 01, 2009

Matt Dumich went on a vacation to Spain, and spent quite a bit of time delving into the art of bull-fighting. Matt discusses the history, ins and outs, and cultural significance of bulls to the Spanish people.

[presentation contains graphic imagery, discretion advised]

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Half in Uruguay, Half in Spain

BY RAFAEL ESPESO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 23, 2013

Two people met in the nineties in Italy, studying architecture, and fifteen years later they found La Factory Arquitectos -- "half in Uruguay, half in Spain, architecture is not a job, it's a way of life." (in Spanish)

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Art and Family

BY JOEY FAUERSO AND RILEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 19, 2013

Joey Fauerso and Riley Robinson showcase their work and their family. They describe how their different styles complement each other and enable them to work together to create intricate structures and beautiful artistic works.

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Lessons Learned at my Grandfather's Office

BY ROB MACDONALD
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Writer/storyteller and consultant Bob MacDonald shares with us the story of his grandfather. More specifically, how a visit to his grandfather's old office building in Boston inspired a reflection of the past and the present and how the two can inspire the future.

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21st Century History Painter

BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 27th 2015.

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Three Cups of Tea

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.

 

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.