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24 MAY

NEXT EVENT VOL 7

After procrastinating through this monumental Winter, we're back in the Burg. Come on out to WUU for another evening of the unpredictable unusual. As always, we are open to presenters, so just get in touch. Pick your favorite subject, gather 20 images, and blah blah blah.

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Featured Presentation

There are 3 generations of artists in Robert Oppecker's family. His father was a prolific abstract artist in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Robert is a scupltor and silversmith. And his son is studying graphic design at VCU. Robert's own work focuses on form, line, and volume, but because of the silver medium he does not get to do much with color on the surface. To capture this "intergenerational energy", Robert, along with the help of his son, Michael, explore ways to meld the surface treatments with the scupltural expressions.

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Arts Month Sampler

BY TERRY BUNTROCK
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Williamsburg is a famous tourist destination, especially through the Summer season and some major holidays. The city was looking for ways to extend that draw to what they call the shoulder seasons. They then hired Terry Buntrock to create and orchestrate Arts Month. Terry has managed to fill the month with dozens of art related events, and this presentation gives us just a sampling of some of those events. 

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Garage Art

BY AHMED HASSAN
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera.

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Urban Reflections

BY SHANNON CHANCE
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Shannon Chance shares images from her year in Dublin, Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar. Her images show layers of the visual aspects of their culture while her talk reflects her studies and experiences of that culture.

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The Center for Education at Wolf Trap

BY ANDY CALDWELL
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Wolf Trap is the only national park for the performing arts. As a member of the design team for their new headquarters building, Andy Caldwell shares some great images of the final product and walks us through the thought behind the design.

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Context Scale Meaning Place

BY CHARLES PIPER
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Architect Charles Piper admits that his title may seem architectural and pretentious. As well, even though he admits it's just an excuse to show us some of his favorite places, those places sure can make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place the way he unfolds them. 

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Evolution of Process and Design

BY RON SEMEL
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Ron Semel has a simple rationale for integrating process and design: if it doesn't break, you don't know what to fix. He starts off with the evolution of motocross, wanders through architectural design, and ends up at robotics. Even the design of his presentation seems to have a process to it!

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Becoming a Citizen Architect

BY JEN STRINGER
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

When you're an architect you meet a lot of people who say, "I always wanted to be an architect." Jen Stringer said that and she made it so, through inspiration, disillusion, perserverance, world setbacks, and life's other surprises. The subtitle to her presentation is "my journey into a place I never knew I always wanted to be." It's a good place. We should all be so lucky.

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Picture This!

BY STEPHANIE PAUL
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

For our theme "Art Inspires...Stories," Stephanie Paul assembled a collection of art her daughter, 11 year old Kali, had drawn over the summer. The story that Stephanie composed included many life lessons such as: How do you ride a shark without being eaten? 

 

WILLIAMSBURG Blog

Crowdsourcing Poetry

Lulú De Panbehchi promotes the idea of crowdsourcing as the latest trend for launching campaigns, getting projects off the ground, funding new ventures, or to just be creative.
In "Crowdsourcing Poetry" from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 5, she verbalizes her "Williamsburg Poems" created by crowdsourcing her friend's words. You'll learn how fun, creative, and comical this style of poetry can be!

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