PechaKucha Presentation

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Leith MacDonald

Artist in Rockland, ME

Little Maine Sculptures

PRESENTED ON SEP 21, 2015
IN MONHEGAN @ VOL 1

"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”

Leith MacDonald
 spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 

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Geodesic Dome Sculptures

BY NICK SAYERS
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 21, 2013

Sculptor Nick Sayers show us some of his works, from very small sculptures to structures large enough sit in. This series eventually culminated in a new project, a 120 sided geodesic dome with a support structure large enough for people to stand in, constructed from signs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2013.

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Steel Sculptures

BY GEORGE SCHROEDER
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 

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Soft Sculpture Art

BY ERICA GRAY
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

Erica Gray discusses her artwork focused around soft sculptures or the use of fabric and other soft, pliable materials to create sculptures. Listen as she discusses her past exhibits of soft sculptures which have featured sea anemones, pipes, and animals. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2014. 

 

 

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Digital Kaleidoscopic Images

BY JIM DUGAN
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Jim Dugan is a commercial photographer based in Rockland who photographs a variety of subjects, from food and real estate to sailing and kayaking. In 1991, he received an artist’s residency on Monhegan Island. He has also worked as a kayak guide and he teaches photography every summer aboard the schooner Mary Day. His latest work is digital kaleidoscopic images of Maine scenes.

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Oarlock

BY CAT BATES
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Cat Bates is a jewelry designer based in Portland, Maine. He worked with photographer Gabriella Sturchio to create this presentation on the conceptualization and development of a recent design. 

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Abstracts and Inspiration

BY BRUCE KORNBLUTH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Bruce Kornbluth splits his time between Monhegan and Portland, ME. He is an abstract painter, and using photographs of his inspirations alongside his work, explains how what he sees and what he paints intersect. 

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My Barn

BY NINA FULLER
@ VOL 36 ON JUL 21, 2016

Nina Fuller moved to Maine in ’72 from NY at age 22 as part of the whole back to the earth, Helen and Scott Nearing mob.   Transitioning from the farm life to having a studio in the Old Port (in Portland, Maine) during the seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond that gave her a front row seat to a town on the move.  Now in Hollis Maine raising sheep, her sense of home as gone around and back on to itself.

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Walking Cubes

BY CHRIS TAYLOR
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Chris Boyd Taylor, a professor of art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, gives us the short and skinny on his carreer in sculpture.

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Transparency Begins at Home

BY ROB KOROBKIN
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 25, 2017

Bringing Portland's Budget into the 21st Century

Rob Korobkin presents his software tool that allows graphical visualization of the city budget, able to drill down with mouse clicks into the specifics of expenditures throughout City government.  This tool is made available online for free as an initiative to provide transparency in the public interest.