PechaKucha Presentation

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Pat Santucci

in Dayton

The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery


"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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Kev Rock

@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Kevin Gibson was about to turn 40 when he had a great idea: why not have a rock concert to celebrate, and ask all his favorite bands when he was growing up to play? The rest is history, welcome to Kev Rock!

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Rock & Reel

@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

Mike Ryan talks about Rock & Reel, a local arts project that works with musicians and filmmakers to create collaborative works. The project groups musicians and filmmakers randomly into pairs, and gives them 3 days to create a narrative work together.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.


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On Clouds

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Visual artist Mark Petrick goes into great depth on his love affair with clouds. He details the science and art surrounding these ephemeral bodies of water vapor, as well as their variations, and what they have meant to us as humans.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 16, 2013.

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The Art & Science of Mixology

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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Rock Solid Dreams

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

Grottoes! Isn't it everyones secret desire to create one? This presenter explains what grottoes are, highlights the largers grotto in Iowa, and how she uses this art form to express herself.

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The Moon is my Scholar Rock

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

"I was really interested in the challenge of replicating these textures, patterns, and forms of meteorites."

For Matthew Cummings, artwork has always been personal journey for escape and meditation in both the making process and viewing.  "The Moon is my Scholar Rock" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18 is a look at the work from his last solo exhibition, 'The Moon is my Gongshi'.  This group of work examined the moon as an object of meditation, the tradition of Chinese Scholar Rocks or Gongshi, and the inspiring career of his grandfather-in-law, Charles Bradshaw, who ran the computations department for NASA during the development of Rocket Technology. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. 

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.

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Artist Stories

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

While writing for a newspaper, Pat Rogers decided that the print industry was becoming too unfriendly for artists, especially local ones. She decided to try out a new medium--online web publishing, and with that, Hamptons Art Hub was born. Hamptons Art Hub has now grown from artist columns to a sprawling website promoting local art and artists.