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Progress On Progress

BY BRYAN KEGLEY
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Bryan Kegley is the CEO of Coffea Roasterie here in Sioux Falls. His primary role is creating artificial connections between dead philosophers and the current coffee industry, and drinking too much coffee. Outside of coffee, Bryan enjoys spending time walking with his wife, Emily, and daughter, Annie.

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How I Became A Writer

BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?

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Pedal with a Passion

BY DAVID HEINOLD
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

David Heinold has been working as a County Planner for Minnehaha County, South Dakota for 4 years where he is responsible for the County’s planning administration, code enforcement, and permitting functions.  He has also served as the Planning Intern for the Town of McCordsville, Indiana, La Porte, Indiana, and Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. He was born and raised in La Porte, Indiana.

David received a Bachelor’s of Urban Planning & Development from Ball State University in December 2012.  He currently serves as the Chair of the APA County Planning Division (CPD) and National Association of County Planners (NACP).  He also serves as the Vice-President of the SDPA and Webmaster for the APA Western Central Chapter.  He has also served as the Ride Director for Falls Area Bicyclists for almost two years and is a League Cycling Instructor.

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In the City

BY TEODORA BUBA
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Teodora Buba, born in Bucharest, Romania currently living and working in Rapid City, SD, graduated from the National University of Fine Arts in Bucharest with a Masters in Visual Arts and a Fine Art Teaching Degree.

She has exhibited in London, Denmark, Japan, Texas and at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City and The Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Currently, she has been selected to participate in the Studio Visit Magazine volumes 39&40 this coming winter.

Having roots in a family of artists, her father a blown glass artist and graphic designer and her mother a ceramist she knew from an early age what she wanted to do: art!

Her artistic style is purely abstract and moving chromatically towards saturation of colors.

She is balancing between figurative and abstract art creating stories along the way.

Her artistic influence comes from abstract expressionism and pop art.

Teodora loves the Black Hills surroundings where she is residing close by in Rapid City, but mostly the people that made her appreciate and love this area so much.

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LOVE or MONEY

BY ANGELA BEHRENDS
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Angela Behrends is a mixed-media sculptor and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on materials and subjects from the natural world, insisting that people are a part of Nature, and would do better to respect it and learn from it, rather than trying to dominate it. 

Behrends earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2002, and her BA at the University of Minnesota Morris in 1995. She teaches foundation art and design at Dakota State University and resides in Madison, SD

 

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Out of My Mind: Designing Experience

BY ALLISON DVORAK
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

While keeping busy as a licensed architect at Koch Hazard Architects, Allison Dvorak continues developing her side passion of researching design theories that focus on human centered design. She was inspired by her mother, a special education teacher, to focus her efforts towards an understanding how architecture could facilitate the interaction between people through the lens of those affected by autism.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 13th, 2017. 

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The White Wall Sessions- an intimate experience of music from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

BY MICHAEL YAEGER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Michael Yaeger is the show’s go to guy at The White Wall Sessions. Michael gets things done and gets them done very quickly and efficiently. Michael plays an integral role in the sales and development of the shows at the WWS and also manages the social media content and sponsor relations for this local music venue. 

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Today’s Israel Array

BY JENNIFER NOBEL
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

You may consider Jennifer Nobel a starving artist, but since she likes to cook so much, she’s more like a yearning artist.  Her writing and photography work is not a secret mission, although it’s hidden in the pages of two inspirational compilations, travel features for AAA’s Home & Away, along with archived photography and profile stories for Etc. for Her a local magazine. As a wife and mother of three, she’s kept her family lively in having three foreign exchange students in the past ten years from China, France, and thankfully also from Japan.  Instead of traveling, they brought travel home. Her PechaKucha contribution is titled “Today’s Israel Array,” where array is defined as “an ordered arrangement, in particular.” 

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Sioux River Camp Coffee

BY ANDREW ROBERTSON
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Andrew Robertson rides bikes, collects camp stoves, and is ready for adventures just around the corner.

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What the Hell is Hygge?

BY SEBASTIAN • SEBASTIAN
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

If you don't understand the importance of drinking rosé outside together with your closest friends, then maybe you haven't spent enough time with Sebastian Bergeron. Sebastian is a true connoisseur of the European lifestyle, while simultaneously being whole-heartedly rooted in the Sioux Falls community. He is involved with a multitude of community based organizations, and spends his other 40 some hours a week working as an cardiac electrophysiology specialist at Sanford. 

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Sectional Practices: Make no Plans

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
IN SIOUX FALLS

JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture (DoArch) at South Dakota State University as well as a co-founders of mMÁS, a design and research practice in Brookings, SD.  Her teaching is based in Architectural History and much of her research is focused on history through technology, representation, and place. Jessica received an M. ARCH and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.  Since then, she has worked as an intern architect and designer in Minneapolis/St.Paul, New York, and Portugal. While working with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, she gained experience in designing and constructing museum exhibits with a socio-cultural and historical focus.

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I’m Not Supposed to Be Here.

BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Matthew Rennels currently works in the finance industry as a technical writer, which has been his occupation for the past seven years. He is also entering the second year of a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which keeps him real busy.

Matthew moved to Sioux Falls in August 2015. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he still misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls. 

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