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The Artist's Dilemma

BY KEVIN ROMEO
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Kevin Romeo gives a narrative built around the life of Johnny Cash with an underlying theme of artistic showmanship and autheticity. 

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The Anatomy of a Cocktail

BY ANGIE JACKSON
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Angie Jackson shares the "Art of Balance in a Glass".

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Better Drinking Culture

BY CAM BRIEDEN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

...because hangovers suck. Cam Brieden shares. 

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Why Storytelling Makes Us Human

BY DAVE SCHRAMM
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

In Why Storytelling Makes Us Human  Dave Schramm presents on why storytelling makes us human.

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Even Good Girls Need a Little Bad

BY STEENA MARIE
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Steena Marie talks about Letting go of perfectionism to liberate your life.

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I Will Carry You

BY JILLIAN + JEFF FOSTER
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Jillian and Jeff Foster share a crazy faith voyage from drowning to sailing.

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Art as a Career

BY SHAY CHURCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics. 

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How Art can Help us Communicate and Reconnect with People

BY JEREMY KOCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Jeremy Koch elaborates on how we, as a society, need to re-learn the art of communication in a world saturated with technology. 

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Beyond the Bag : Tea 101

BY ALLISON WALKER
IN KALAMAZOO

Allison Walker, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder + Printmaker : Allison works to embrace the beauty of both digital and physical art and creation. These processes create a meditative and wholesome rhythm, an experience that is mimicked in brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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How to Think on your Feet

BY DANN SYTSMA
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

"Improv is like being slammed in the face by objects that you don't know what they are. You have no concept of what they are or what they are going to be and you get to use it. It's a gift!" 

In How to Think on your Feet from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 1, Dann Sytsma was just as surprised as the audience when his presentation, the improvisational slot intended only for the evening's entertainment and for which he had absolutely zero preparation, became not only a coherent speech but an artful and enigmatic PechaKucha masterpiece for the ages! Well Done, Dann! 

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Stay in the Moment

BY JOHN SCHMITT
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

John Schmitt, Jack of All Trades + Senior Business Consultant : In our often hectic lives we often forget the beauty, joy, wonder,sorrow of every day life. 90% of life is just showing up-when I just show up, often times I see, feel, hear something totally unexpected. Life is full of surprises but if we don't show up, we can't be surprised.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

BY ANDREW MOLLISON
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Andrew Mollison, Principal at Intersect Studio, Architect : If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.

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