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Pearl Dick

Artist, activist & glassblower, Pearl Dick in Chicago

The Transformative Power Of Glass

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 40

Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

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Taking the Arts to the Streets

BY TEDDY ECK
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Teddy Eck, a graduate student working in art education, talks about ArtsMemphis, and its various programs for supporting art and arts education in Memphis, and the importance of non-profit arts programs and events in Memphis.

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ARTiViva

BY CHLOE CHING KIU WONG
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

Chloe Ching Kiu Wong and Zoe Wing Yin Vong talk about the community movement ARTiVita, and its attempts to integrate the arts into the everyday lives of the people of Hong Kong. They also showcases some of the communitiy's activities and events. 

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Mele Murals

BY ESTRIA MIYASHIRO
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 14, 2015

Estria Miyashiro is an internationally recognized muralist and the co-founder and Creative Director of The Estria Foundation (TEF), a nonprofit organization using art in public to transform communities and bring attention to important local issues. TEF creates innovative public art projects and education programs using art in public as a catalyst for community engagement.

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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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The Power of Song

BY SUE WILSON
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Sue Wilson shares her passion for the power of song and singing. Singing together contributes to a positive state of mind and provides for a collective community of voices.

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Power (Pavilion) to the people

BY ANDREW JUST
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Architect Andrew Just introduces his Power Pavilion, a structure that repurposes glass isolators from old power lines, that would otherwise be destined for landfill. To be erected on a ste of an old power company, now designated for public space, this pavilion will provide a venue for community events and place-making activation. 

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20/20 Vision: How Every Picture Tells A Story

BY LUCY PERERA
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

As a creative thinker and doer, Lucy Perera's life in museum education has provided a platform to weave her love for museums, art, history and teaching with a desire to change the world around her. Listen as she disscusses her work delight in designing programs that reframe learning and provide pathways to make art accessible to new audiences.