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Brent E. Houzenga

in New Orleans

Reckless By Nature - Finding the Flow

PRESENTED ON OCT 22, 2015
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 18

Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician who could be the epitome of reckless youth growing in Fulton, IL and being told he can be whatever he wanted.  Today new father, Brent’s projects consists of painting of dead people.  He shares with us his idea of finding and achieving flow in his work and life.

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Dead Heat

BY ANTHONY LUKE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Anthony Luke talks about a unique twist that they added to a marathon last October. People dressed as zombies and chased the marathon runners in order to take their blue flags. They plan on doing it again this year at a new location.

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The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library

BY PAM SALIBA
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.

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I See Dead People

BY JESSICA SAXON
@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Professor of English at Craven Community College in New Bern, Jessica Saxon looks at early forms of "Spirit Photographery" and "Memento Mori," Victorian photos of the recently deceased. She discusses these earliest forms of photos manipulation that attempt to quantify and solidify the unknown. 

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Dead Press vs. The Fresh Prints

BY PIRMIN HAGEN
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 20, 2015

Pirmin Hagen berichtet mit seinem Bruder, auf sehr witzige Art und Weise über die gemeinsame Druckleidenschaft. Sie haben alte Druckmaschinen erworben und diese in einer Halle aufgebaut. Nun soll dem Ganzen wieder Leben eingehaucht werden. Von Letterpress über Siebdruck zu Buchdruckmaschinen bis zu Litographiepressen ist alles zu finden - wohin die Reise führt wird sich allerdings noch zeigen.

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Dead Frog in the Rental Car

BY SUSAN MAILLOT
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 26, 2015

This is a look at finding delight and laughter, loneliness and frustration, and amazing people we find in our business travel journey.  Different than holiday and exploration travel where it's all about "me", business travel comes with a "they" agenda and the parameters that brings.  The trick is not to lose yourself in the agenda and to enjoy the ride and the surprises you may find.

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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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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Flow and Accidents In My Studio

BY MICHAEL K. PAXTON
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Michael Paxton shares his process of markmaking in his studio practice.

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Dead Focused. Learning to Live

BY TANIA THOMAS
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Tania Thomas speaks about living in a world where fear of dying suppresses our ability to live completely, authentically and with passion.