SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
This Guy is NOT Creative
"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.
In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30, Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.
AUGUST 09, 2017
"One of the challenges was they would use a southern indigenous design on them it isn't reflecting anything local."
In "Indigo Arrow" from PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30, Destiny Seymour speaks about starting up her own textile business that uses local Indigenous designs. She was able to create spaces that reflect indigenous identity in schools but building her own custom furniture and developing her own patterns. She went back to the beginning to create her own textiles and the rest fell together from there.
JANUARY 30, 2017
MAY 23, 2014
Did you know that hitting a heavy bag for 60 minutes will burn over 1000 calories per hour?
Sheila Molloy believes that boxing is a sport well-suited for anyone: moms, dads, kids, even grandmothers. In "Suburban Boxing" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 15 she shares some fun and creative techniques that she hopes will help get the world to enjoy the healthy benefits and well-being that comes from hitting a heavy bag.
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
In the endless battle between heart and mind, who wins out most for you?
Tannis Zimmer is a massage therapist, dancer, drummer, explorer, and earth builder...but what's in a label? She shares the story of how she quit her lucrative day-job as a masseuse, and began her journey learning how to build mud-huts. In "Of Heart and Mind" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16, Tannis speaks poetically of the internal conflict her decisions caused her, and the conclusions she's drawn from her experiences.
JANUARY 29, 2014
Do you talk to yourself? Well as long as you don't answer back, we think you're okay.
Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. In "Talking to Yourself" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16, he points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!
JANUARY 14, 2014
Finding passion always seems to occur when we least expect it.
Alex Krosney went to her first roller derby bout in April of 2011 –- it was love at first whistle. In "Getting Down and Derby" we see that through a year of blood, sweat, tears, and track burn later Lex Go was born. A member of the Winnipeg Roller Derby League, Alex tells us (at PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16) how he became a skater on the All-Stars travel team and the captain of the home team that wins all the afterparties, the Valkyries’ Wrath. Alex illustrates, through her roller derby exploits, the transformative power the sport can have on any one -- especially for those in a period of transition.
DECEMBER 31, 2013
After years of taking portraits and noticing a lack of diversity in his portfolio, photographer David Lipnowski embarked upon a personal project that would consume his professional life for an entire year.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
"Who stole the soul?"
He shows us how the Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet changed his life, led him to tour the world, and grew into a career in audio engineering.
JUNE 09, 2013
Most of us can say that, at one point or another, we've had to look for a job -- it's such a drag, right?
Looking for inspiration is much more fulfilling, and that's exactly what Sarah Michaelson encourages us to do in her presentation from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 14. After losing her job, Sarah watched a whole lot of Golden Girls and got to thinking about how to adjust to the lack of outside forces pushing her to be productive. Hear how she recalibrated, and developed her theories on "De-working".