Next Event

22 OCT


The theme for this event is “Reckless Youth”

Come join the conversation to discuss the various points of view of the theme of being young and reckless.

The concept behind this theme is to explore the idea of when you are young and time seems endless; this is the moment where you are able to go all out and be free without inhibition to be who you are or want to be and to follow your passions with reckless abandon.  What amazing things can come out of this period where fear or time doesn't cripple you?


Visual Documenter of War

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Videographer and photographer, Sean O’ Grady, is a visual documenter of the war of man vs. nature.  As a documenter Sean shares that he is able to be an observer and not an active participant of this futile war that man has with nature.  He explains that he doesn’t have the answers for the war, but only the evidence of its existence.  Being lost prior to coming to New Orleans he is in search of finding the 6th sense of balance.


Community Participation and Architecture

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

As a student, Architect Mary Gilmore, did her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture.  Her belief was that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only would they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something.  To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps.  Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.


Love, Femininity and Gender

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Kiernan Dunn is a local visual artist and print maker here in New Orleans works primarily out of the New Orleans Community Print Shop and Darkroom, a nonprofit artist collective that offers a shared community arts space which is open to the public.  Kiernan addresses issues of femininity and gender through her visual and performative art and she YOBO’s, well maybe not just once.


I'd Rather Be Printing

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"This is the first color newspaper ever printed in New Orleans!"

In I'd Rather Be Printing from Pechakucha Night New Orleans Vol. 17, J.S. Makkos shares falling in love with antique printing presses as a youth exploring in his father’s antique shop. This helped define his passion for print making. He came down to New Orleans with a purpose to salvage the detritus and material culture of this city that was being lost in dumpsters and through a sequence of events, stumbled on a treasure trove of New Orleans history.


Confessions of a Wandering Architect

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Jennifer Rowe is an architectural designer and maker traveling in search of finding her passions and ultimately relating to what is familiar to inform her architectural work and her own ventures of hand crafting.  She shares with us how her surrounding informs her work as an architect and a hand crafter.


The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."

Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.


Finding Myself Through Kite Boarding

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Chris Stuckey came to New Orleans in 2002 as a social person, but found himself still a bit lost and discovered kite boarding.  Stuckey has traveled the country, building his skills and connecting with likeminded people in the process.  He shares with us how his passion for kite boarding pushed boundaries of his abilities and help him grow personally to create balance.


The Art of Getting Lost

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

New Orleans Artist, Brooke Pickett, shares with us her method of getting lost in order to facilitate her creative process. Brooke spends a lot of time trying to get lost in order to arrive to that creative place, a place where you are forced to be honest about who you are, how you feel, and how you think.  To get to this place for her as an artist requires get lost in the studio and oneself in the search for the unknown.  The unknown, the unfamiliar is where an artist work comes from.




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