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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? 

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Twig

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

How did you become you? Jim Thompson has written a book that could help you find that answer. In this primer on self-discovery, Jim explores how we became the people we are today, including areas of major influence in our lives and the motivations behind our decisions. 

 

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His and Her Story

BY ROBIN WOOTTON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

Rob and Robin have lived out a rather public courtship through Facebook and blogs. They even invited all their Facebook friends to their wedding. This presentation is by Rob Wootton about the personal notecards he has made for Robin with his pen and ink artwork throughout their relationship. 

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Breakdown to Breakthrough

BY NANCY GIERE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

Nancy Giere is a recovering workoholic. When she realized her working lifestyle was resulting in negativity, she decided to take a workshop and go into glass-fusing as a way to reconnect with her creativity. We see how she views crafting as a metaphor for the corrections she has made to live a better life.

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Photowalk With Me

BY PETRINA ANNA
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

If you've never heard of Photowalks, Petrina Anna will give you all the insight you need to get excited about joining one of these "social photography" events. While showing images from her last 5 years of photowalks, she explains how amateurs and pros alike are welcome to join and participate in a one-day worldwide Photowalk - and you don't need to worry about having the best gear. As Photowalk founder Scott Kelby says, "Gear is good. Vision is better."

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