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Past El Paso Event: VOL 14

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CTB: The Little Fest That Could

BY BEN FYFFE
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

How do you incubate a celebration of creativity and marry it with downtown revitalization? Just add chalk explains Ben Fyffe.  Chalk the Block now draws over 40,000 El Pasoans and visitors each October to the Downtown Arts District.  Find out how organizers keep it fresh every year.

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Bringing Designers together with AIGA

BY ALEJANDRA SOUTH
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

AIGA is an organization of professionals, students, and design enthusiasts with an interest in helping the design community grow. AIGA El Paso helps disseminate the national message of diversity and inclusion at the local level and works to make design accessible to everyone. AIGA wants to play a role in local government though improved design practices and providing resources that help elevate projects within the community. Alejandra South explains.

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From Thread to Cloth – From Stitch to Style

BY ZAYRA ESTRADA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

As a designer, Zayra Estrada gets inspired by everything that surrounds her. She like to challenge herself and create garments with the least thing you could ever imagine using.  She likes for her designs to have an extra meaning, to have a history behind them, and to help women love their second skin (clothing) and use them as a tool to conquer the world.

“Enhancing Women’s Inner Beauty “ 

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Futbol in the Barrio

BY SIMON CHANDLER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

El Segundo Barrio (Second Ward) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in El Paso and is also known as the “other Ellis Island” because it has been the starting point for thousands of families immigrating from Mexico since the 1880’s.  As an outreach Simon Chandler’s group began the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club to give the kids of the impoverished neighborhood an organized activity to participate in.  An all volunteer staff now run five teams in the neighborhood in addition to after school programs to bring together physical activity and intellectual development.

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Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse

BY FREDERIC DALBIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings.  This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time:  energy depletion and environmental degradation.  Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.

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Active Mobility with Velo Paso

BY VICTOR CORDERO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

Victor Cordero, Scott White & Melissa Lugo share their passion for making active transportation accessible to everyone in the Paso del Norte region through education and outreach. Velo Paso works toward a Paso del Norte region where active mobility is safe, easy, and an economical means of transportation and recreation for everyone.

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It's Your World

BY CANDIE PRINTZ
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

With the It’s Your World project, Candace Printz and her students aim to challenge how people think about their environment, art, and the individuals in their community. Chelsea Clinton wrote a book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” that focuses on positive impacts within your community. In the spirit of this book, Candace and other teachers across the country submitted projects which would improve their community.

Candie Printz
Teacher, SISD in El Paso
Simon Chandler
Soccer Coach, Segundo Barrio Futbol Club in El Paso
Frederic Dalbin
Architect, Wright & Dalbin Architects in El Paso
Ben Fyffe
Arts Administrator in El Paso
Victor Cordero
Velo Paso Bicycle-Pedestrian Coalition in El Paso
Zayra Estrada
Fashion Designer in El Paso
Rebecca Wilson
Artist/ Photographer in El Paso