PechaKucha Presentation

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Pepe Villegas

Creative Director/Designer, ARTKTR in Miami

Drawing Upon Inspiration

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2017
IN MIAMI @ VOL 34

Pepe Villegas draws inspiration from his life circumstances in New York and Miami.  Living life on life's terms, he takes the good with the bad to create drawings, paintings, and an art object series based on the fundamentals of his architecture education.  He did some modeling along the way too!

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Drawing Inspiration

BY HEIDI HOGDEN
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 05, 2014

Heidi Hogden received a BFA in painting from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a MFA in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University. While a MFA student, she was the recipient of a Graduate and Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, the Montague International Travel Grant to study abroad in Italy, and the President's Award in Painting. Heidi has also had the opportunity to present and show her work in four solo exhibitions and recently was awarded a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnson, VT. Her work can be seen in the upcoming South Dakota Governor’s 6th Biennial Art Exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, the Dahl Arts Center, Rapids City, the Washington Pavilion of Arts And Science, Sioux Falls, the John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion and the Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2015.

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The Art of Magic

BY MARK STUTZMAN
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Mark Stutzman, illustrator known for the iconic Elvis U.S. Postal stamp and numerous other artistic accomplishments, discusses his work with David Blaine. In this particular project, Mark creates a promotional poster for David Blaine's memorable feat of being drowned alive in New York City. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2015.

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Fetishizing Fashion Brands

BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Visiting Puerto Rico

BY HECTOR RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 26, 2016

As a Puerto Rico native, Hector Rodriguez shares his passion for his tropical island home.  Through original photos, he shares the unique, fun, and interesting things about this tropical territory of the United States.

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Multifaceted Art Originator

BY JORGE RAFAEL CALDERON
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Jorge Rafael Calderon talks about life as a Multifaceted Art Originator.  Through obstacles and opportunities, Jorge has made interesting contributions in art, design, film, sculpture, architecture, and even children's books.