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27 JUL

NEXT EVENT VOL 39

Come join us for our July Summer Evening of great presentations. Submission deadline is July 5th.  Send in 5 slides, a bio, and a description of your presentation to present@pkportland.org

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Apprentice to Journeyman, Plank to Table

BY LORIEN WOOD
@ VOL 39 ON JUL 27, 2017

Lorien Wood shares the building of a journeyman’s piece, the “final exam” of a three-year German cabinetry apprenticeship, from raw wood to the finished piece of furniture.

 

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Facing Recovery

BY JOANNE ARNOLD
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 25, 2017

Joanne Arnold shares how one woman and a minivan mobilized the recovery community and drove them to work.
 
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I Wanna Die Rich - Not Wealthy

BY GARY ROBINOV
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 29, 2015

Gary Robinov is a filmmaker and educator based in Portland Maine, who graduated from the Maine College of Art in 2004 with a self-designed focus in documentary film. His presentation traces his journey to find that, when you have the American Dream and Realize It's Not Your Dream and take chances later in life to follow your passion, you can change from being wealthy to being rich by doing what you love.

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Love is Blind Contour

BY KATE MICHAUD
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 19, 2016

For the past 9 months, Kate Michaud has been drawing blind contours (line art drawn without looking down at the paper) of every man with whom she's gone on a date. Every week she posts a drawing in her online blog.  Thought not a visual artist, her co-workers - who are graphic designers - persuaded her to do this project, and it has snowballed into something bigger than she imagined.

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Portland’s Archetype: Where Do You Stop the Clock?

BY HANNAH HOLMES
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

At age eight when Hannah Holmes and her sister wished their bedrooms were joined, her father produced a sledge hammer and ax, and opened a window through which to throw the offending wall. Later, as a world-traveling science writer, she discovered that humanity had invented far stranger ways of fending off the elements. Now a realtor, she studies firsthand the structures we erect between ourselves and Nature; and the complex relationships we nurture with those walls.

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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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A Tale of Two Luthiers

BY JOEL ECKHAUS
IN PORTLAND MAINE

Joel Eckhaus presents A Tale of Two Luthiers. Is it a ghost story, a tale of reincarnation, or perhaps, just a coincidence? Watch to find out! 

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


 

PORTLAND MAINE Blog

The Story and The Silence


"I went to college, got a BFA in photography, and swore that I would never, ever, shoot weddings."In 
The Story and The Silence from PechaKucha Night Portland Maine Vol. 30, Andree Kehn shares her work as wedding photographer who specializes in outrageous matrimonies of non-traditional couples. Her eclectic background informs the way she sees the world around her.  Her search for connection in the lonely life of creative-arts self-employment has driven her to work on a personal project of underwater fine art portraits, in which she explores themes of communication and story.

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About the City's Organizers

  • David Swardlick

    David is a partner at the Food and Wellness Group, a Portland, Maine-based, specialized, brand development and strategic marketing firm focused on the food industry. He also manages Greater Good Works, a brand development consultancy. Focused on sustainable brands, corporate social responsibility, higher education and the not-for-profit sector, the firm’s mission is to help purpose-driven organizations achieve great things. Previously, David headed a marketing agency that, for more than 25 years, produced high-visibility programs to promote Maine tourism and economic development, and developed national marketing campaigns for consumer brands, commodity groups, as well as universities and colleges. In addition to his business activities, David is a long-standing member of the board of the Maine Center for Creativity, a nonprofit organization whose mission is: To create alliances between arts and industry to help make Maine more vibrant economically and culturally, and to build Maine’s visibility as a place where creativity and innovation thrive. David graduated from Colby College with a BA in Art, and earned his masters degree in Media and Technology at Boston University.