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Past St Joseph Event: VOL 3

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VOL 3

November 12, 2015
@ The Livery Microbrewery

Come to the intimate setting at The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI for a fun & often spicy night of PK presentations!   

  • Stuart MacDonald, The Creative Process for Competitive Magic 
  • Analisa Leppanen-Guerra, Joseph Cornell: the Man Next Door
  • Bill LaDitka & Julia Gourley, Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center
  • Rich Hensel, The Power of an Idea: One Person's View of How Community Renewal Through the Arts Lead to Creation of the BHAD
  • Brad Gorman, How to FAKE it in Hollywood 
  • Tom Hurst, Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness
  • Adam Kuehl, Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish
  • Rebecca Goesling, Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister 
  • Erik Riutta, Find your Green Pasture 
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Sculptors Anna Hyatt, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

BY JACKIE KENYON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Jackie Kenyon is a dilettante sommelier and barista who works at the Krasl Art Center and resides in southwest Michigan. She is a lover of clean graphic design, classic literature and eclectic souls. She dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Jackie Kenyon talks about her thesis topic in Sculptors Anna Hyatt Huntington, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

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I Want to Look like That Guy

BY STUART MACDONALD
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

The lure of the stage and being a magician was Stuart MacDonald's destiny from the age of 9. His love for magic was so strong he made it into the Hall of Fame at 18 years old. His magic show grew into a prosperous business touring over 1000 colleges in 10 years and had the pleasure to work with Copperfield, Martin Mull, Billy Ray Cyrus and appeared on 2 Statler Brothers TV Specials. Stuart's college tour allowed him the time to learnthe art of film making. Life on the road became hours of wonderfully boring travel films for his family to suffer thru. But, it wasn't long before Stuart started to make short films and TV commercials. It was 7 fateful years ago Stuart produced, on a whim the most pirated fitness documentary ever made.

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Joseph Cornell: the Man Next Door

BY ANALISA LEPPANEN-GUERRA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Analisa Leppanen-Guerra is an independent scholar specializing in avant-garde art and visual culture. She is one of the foremost experts on the twentieth century American artist Joseph Cornell, and has published two books on his work: Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde (2011), which was the winner of the College Art Association's Andrew Wyeth Publication Grant, and Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels (2012), which received glowing reviews in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Huffington Post. Her latest essay on Cornell appears in a catalog for the Detroit Institute of Arts's 2016 exhibition "The Art of American Dance."

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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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The Power of an Idea: One Person's View of How Community Renewal Through the Arts Lead to Creation of the BHAD

BY RICHARD HENSEL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Rich Hensel is a resident of Benton Harbor, MI celebrating thirty years of engagement with the local creative community and has worked as a community organizer and founder of the OutCenter, a founding board member and past President of the New Territory Arts Association, Trustee, and Vice President of the Benton Harbor Public Library, and a volunteer with the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority he continues to remain engaged in the renewal of this city.

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

BY BRAD GORMAN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

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Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

For many years Tom Hurst has led expeditions to the remote and wilderness lands of the Isle Royal, a collection of 50 small islands in the middle of Lake Superior. On these trips Tom leads Wolf and Moose bone collecting expositions and helped uncover some amazing animal science data.

Tom Hurst has led citizen science expeditions and taught youth and graduate classes at Isle Royale National Park for many years. He is a passionate educator on craft, agricultural and nature education, backpacker, paddler, navigator and explorer of wild places. His presentation will be on the effects of climate change, island ecosystems and learning about moose and wolves.

Tom is a teacher, naturalist, farmer, maker of things. Explorer of the natural world and student of traditional skills. A career educator working primarily in Agriculture & Natural Resources education and Industrial Arts woodworking, Research team leader on Isle Royale with the wolf moose project, home school education advocate , woodworker, manager of teenagers by day.

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Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish

BY ADAM KUEHL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Adam Kuehl is an award winning photographer who's trip through Iceland, Denmark and Norway walked him into the lives of the local fisherman. He talks us through those experiences with his photos in this presentation "Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish".

Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.

Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, Metropolitan Home among many others.

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Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister

BY REBECCA GOESLING
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

“Instead of taking inspiration from the cookbook layout we actually took inspiration from things like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue”


In Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph’s 3rd Volume, Material Designer Rebecca Goesling discusses the makings of her collaborative new cookbook. Rebecca and her sister Sarah grew up surrounded in creativity, so it's no wonder they set off together to design a cookbook that has eye candy for both foodies and fashion designers.

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Find your Green Pasture

BY ERIK RIUTTA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Erik Riutta examines how our environment and every day habits impact our emotional condition. Erik is always up for adventure, enjoys a long hiking. He likes to use art as a creative outlet and enjoys bringing charcoal and paper to life. During the day, you can find him at Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, MI, transforming ideas into useful products for everyday people.

Bill LaDitka
Director of Architecture, Wightman & Assoc. in Benton Harbor
Jackie Kenyon
Manager of Education, Marketing & Events, Box Factory for the Arts
Tom Hurst
Educator in Benton Harbor