Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! 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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Rock & Reel
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.
BY MARK PETRICK
@ 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.
The Art & Science of Mixology
BY JASPER ADAMS
@ 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, 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.
Jasper is also an organizer for PechaKucha Night Asheville and gave this presentation at vol. 8: "The Art of Science."
Guitars, Rock and Roll, the Stranglers, David Bowie and MORE!
BY JOHN ELLIS
@ VOL 9
ON FEB 22, 2016
John Ellis shares on a number of topics including his time with the Strangerls meeting Iggy Pop and David Bowie...and MORE! Ellis is an English guitarist and songwriter.
Between late 1990 and 2000, Ellis was a member of the punk rock band The Stranglers, starting with the album Stranglers In the Night. During that period he also created music for European Art exhibitions and several short films. Ellis left the Stranglers in 2000. He is an exponent of the E-bow guitar.
The Moon is my Scholar Rock
BY MATTHEW CUMMINGS
@ 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.
The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits
"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. 38, Lou 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.
Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City
BY THOM WHITE
@ 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.