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Pam Kirkham

Fine Artist, Self-employed in Bridgman

Fight or Flight

PRESENTED ON MAY 14, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 1

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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Free Painting

BY ELIZABETH JOSE
@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

"What if painting was easy, right?"

In Free Painting from PechaKucha Night Taos Vol.9, Elizabeth Jose presents a series of her paintings while sharing how she creates these beautiful works of art. Elizabeth talks about her mindset while painting, preparation, and what motivates her to paint.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 28th, 2017. 

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Painting with Wax

BY KENDRA DENNY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Kendra Denny reflects on her experiences with encaustic painting, an ancient painting technique done with wax. Originally used as a method to seal ships, encaustic painting now serves as a fusion of contemporary fine art and traditional craft. 

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

BY TOSHIYUKI KATO
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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From Landscape to Painting

BY ANDREW DICKSON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Insight into the process of an artist and professor, Andrew Dickson, who captures landscapes through painting.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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How to Fight Darkness

BY PHILIP SMITH
@ VOL 54 ON DEC 08, 2015

"Is reality this dark? I don't believe so. I believe it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we think everything is bad, everything will be bad."

In How to Fight Darkness from PechaKucha Night Stockholm Vol. 54Philip Smith poses the question, "How will we fight the dark powers and the evil galactic empire together?" (the evil empire being the often sensationalizing and fear-mongering media.) His answer is simple - ART! ...and more specifically, Art made of Light! Here Philip gives us a very funny and uplifting PechaKucha on the challenges the the world faces in a continuous barrage of negativity, and reminds us to use the force (and make art!)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 21st, 2015. 

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Mindful Play

BY DEE WAGNER
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

Dee Wagner joins us to discuss mindful play and how it may be used in place of the third reaction style that follows the two known reactions "fight" & "flight"... The third is "shutdown" and is a reposnse when neither 'fight' not 'flight' are an option... Mindful play has its roots in the polyvagal theory and Dee walks us through responses, the nexus of her mindful play approach, and peppers it all with her own personal story. 

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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

BY SARAH TRIMMER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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The Body

BY RACHEL BLACKMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Performer Rachel Blackman takes us through our body's reactions and how she utilizes these in her work practice.