PechaKucha Presentation

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Esther Dexter

Communicating Through Art

PRESENTED ON NOV 11, 2016
IN WANAKA @ VOL 1

Esther Dexter - Encouraging people to understand the messages behind her artworks, to see beyond the obvious and to understand how to use art as a method of communication.

http://www.estherdexter.com

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My Life as an Artist

BY ZEB OLSEN
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Zeb Olsen shares her life as an artist, in between teaching, working in a shop, and mothering a daughter. From being a guitarist in a band to a sculptor to a painter, Zeb's path has taken her all around Australia and she finds inspiration everywhere she goes. 

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Self Expression Through Mixed Media

BY KRISTEN DAHMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 14, 2014

Kristen Dahms makes beautifully intricate art with layers of various media and subjects. Through this presentation we can see, step by step, how she progresses from concept to finished piece, building layer upon layer of what she referes to as chaos. So be carefull when you look into a finished piece- you might just get lost for a while.

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Evolution of a Painter

BY JAKE WELLS
IN NASHVILLE

Artist, Jake Wells, showcases his work through the years. He studied fine arts, 2-D art, and painting in undergraduate and graduate.

 

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Alfred Ahner

BY CHRISTINA ADA ANDERS
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 22, 2015

Christina Ada Anders, studied German philology and philosophy in Dresden an Leipzig before moving a few years to Kiel. Born in Weimar the cultural memory of the city is something she carrying in her heart. With the edition of chosen letters and diaries from Alfred Ahner (1890-1973) an Artist of Weimar she is re-discovering some nearly forgotten parts of every day history. 

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21st Century History Painter

BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 27th 2015.

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How I got Here

BY TOM BANKS
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Tom Banks takes us on an autobiographical journey. From historic painters as mentors, to job relocation and nuclear protests. This personal reflection gives an insight on one artists life in Hastings. 

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Jessica Lofthus - Artist

BY JESSICA LOFTHUS
IN AKRON

Jessica is a painter and fiber artist who grew up visually immersed between Southwest and Graffiti art. Her artistic style reflects these two very different but complimentary styles, while layering spiritual and cultural references with subtle color changes and crisp lines. Her work explores cultural evolution, spiritualism and the alchemy of healing. She works to create intentional compositions and installations meant to ignite inspiration and healing for ourselves and our world.

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Horizon Line

BY ROBYN BARDAS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Robyn Bardas - came to Wanaka for a week-long ski holiday 20 years ago and never left. She has explored emotive responses to land in several multimedia art works and a dissertation for her Otago Polytechnic Masters degree in Fine Arts.

Robyn shared with us "Ways to think about a horizon line, and the Central Otago landscape".

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Newhaven: Modernism by the seaside

BY NICK BUSH
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Artist Nick Bush has set up his studio by Newhaven’s west beach in the Old History Museum. He presents a selection of paintings inspired by the town.