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True Harmony

BY HEATHER HARMON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

Heather Harmon uses her name and B+ blood type to be positive about her life and her art. In this presentation, she uses what other people have discarded and forgotten as the building blocks for making beauty for others.

 
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Rowing: Harmony, Balance & Rhythm

BY RY HILLS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Ry Hills is the founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing. She shares her love of rowing: an eco-friendly, life-long activity that nurtures a healthy body through the use of all major muscle groups. It is an activity that not only provides the benefits of physical fitness, but also builds friendship, sportsmanship, discipline, fun, teamwork, and camaraderie.

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Making Space for Business

BY NICOLA RUTT
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Nicola Rutt works for Hawkins Brown architecture, which is a company that helps re-model, refurbish and make old buildings more comfortable for employees and businesses. Here Nicola shows us how they took a building that was built for the 2012 Olympics — Here East — and transformed it into a place wherenew and big businesses can work in harmony.

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Harmony through Sound Design

BY IMAN FATTAH
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Iman Fattah has been in the Indonesia's rock and experimental music world since approximately 15 years ago, as a guitarist in his own band; Zeke and the Popo and RAKSASA. Growing up, he never though music will be one of his greatest passion. In PechaKucha, Iman take us as he strips down music into one single element: sound. As an aspiring sound designer, he learned how to synchronize sound with visuals through film scoring project. 'Music' is not necessarily comes in 'band' form, instead, simple toe-tapping in dance rhythm is also music. The challenge in 'designing' sound is how far can we shape them, not only by hearing but also listening. Listen means paying more attention, so eventually we can create our own harmony.

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Plants and Humans Living in Harmony

BY TAKEHIRO SHIOZU
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bonsai master Takehiro Shiozu speaks about his time working with plants of all sorts and species. We see that he also spends time working with people, instructing them in the ways of bonsai growth and plant care. 

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

BY HAYLEY HO
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.

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Harmonie de la nature au jardin, de la peur vers la confiance.

BY GUILLAUME VERDEGAY
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

Nous sommes au basculement d'une nouvelle manière d'entrevoir le jardin, sa pratique et l'activité même du professionnel du jardin. Guillaume VERDEGAY, Jardinier urbain, présente le cheminement qui l'a poussé à remettre en cause la façon dont on créé les jardins et
le rôle que ceci ont à jouer pour l'avenir et la préservation de la biodiversité et des écosystèmes.
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The Way of Aikido

BY NEVILLE COUPLAND
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Neville Coupland Sensei from Eiryukan Aikido in Lincoln, United Kingdom shares how he stumbled upon the amazing art of Aikido. He explains the core of aikido and how harmonizing your energy leads to the path to development. Defending yourself while being attacked with swords and wooden daggers isnt a simple task but Neville Sensei can teach you how!

For more information, visit: http://eiryukan-aikido.co.uk/

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What the Hell is Hygge?

BY SEBASTIAN • SEBASTIAN
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

If you don't understand the importance of drinking rosé outside together with your closest friends, then maybe you haven't spent enough time with Sebastian Bergeron. Sebastian is a true connoisseur of the European lifestyle, while simultaneously being whole-heartedly rooted in the Sioux Falls community. He is involved with a multitude of community based organizations, and spends his other 40 some hours a week working as an cardiac electrophysiology specialist at Sanford. 

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Storkhouse

How far do you migrate to reach your summer home? Well, these storks fly to Austria each year to escape Africa's sizzling summers. In today's "Presentation of the Day", writer and photographer Roland Hagenberg (along with architect Terunobu Fujimori and engineer Richard Woschitz) devised a plan to develop a house where a family of up to four humans and two birds might live in harmony. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 98), Hagenberg gets into the nitty-gritty architectural and structural details, particularly focusing on how they included all the modern niceties necessary for both the human and bird families. In most cases we'd say they're killing two birds with one stone here, but in this case perhaps we should refrain.

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Meet the Presenters: PKN Vol. 1

Below are the bios for the eight presenters at the first PechaKucha Night in the Lambertville-New Hope series, July 10 at ACME Screening Room in Lambertville, NJ:   Elise Dodeles In addition to receiving a 2013 Artist's Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Elise Dodeles is included in Harmony Hammond's Lesbian Art in America published by Rizzoli International. Dodeles has shown her art in New York, Canada, Europe, and locally at The Quiet Life Gallery. Past exhibitions have included a solo show as part of the New Jersey Artist series at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters and the prestigious Aljira National Five in Newark, NJ. Raised in New York, she did her undergraduate work at Carnegie-Mellon and New York Universities, and obtained her Masters in Fine Art from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to teaching art and painting, in 2007 she obtained a Masters in Library and Information Science and has worked for many years in University rare books departments where she has gotten much inspiration. She is included in the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and her artwork can be found in personal and institutional collections, including the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. John Fitzpatrick Raised in Bucks County, John Fitzpatrick, aka JohnF, has been an artist since his talent was fueled by the skateboarding culture as a youth. JohnF has pursued his passion ever since. Inspired by the master artists from the past and motivated by the master artists of the future, JohnF presents a lucid landscape of imagination. His medium of choice is the ink pen and digitally enhancing, as he never sketches his ideas before making them permanent compositions. His work has integrated itself into the landscape of Bucks County. Scott Hengst Scott's passion for baseball and statistics can be traced back to a well-worn 1990 edition of Who's Who in Baseball. From 2005-2011, he supported online video streaming and mobile technologies at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Currently, he plays catcher, outfield, and third base for the Flemington Neshanock, a vintage baseball club that faithfully adheres to 19th century rules of the game. He believes pitchers should always hit for themselves, metal bats should be permanently banned, and "Shoeless" Joe, Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens should all be in the Hall of Fame. Kasey Ivan Originally from a small farm in Kansas, Kasey Ivan is a professional photographer who now resides with his husband in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  With an emphasis on both portrait and conceptual photography, Kasey often captures unique and sometimes provocative images of the subjects he encounters.  Passionate about using photography as a medium for telling a story, whether real or fantastical, it is Kasey Ivan's hope that in telling these stories he might inspire others with a desire to learn and create in the world around them. Mark Mannion Mark writes: “I have been an Elementary Art School Teacher in grades K-5 in the New Hope-Solebury School District since 2007. My creative energy is used in the classroom developing projects, lessons and artworks to inspire children. “Everyone is an Artist” and it’s my job to keep it that way for my students. I am very passionate about my job and I hope that same passion translates to my students to develop their love of learning and creating.” Lauren Rosenthal McManus Lauren Rosenthal McManus is an independent visual artist and owner of Ampersand Projects, a custom frame shop, design studio, and vintage retail store at the north end of Lambertville, NJ. She has taught design foundations classes at the University of North Carolina and Raritan Valley Community College, and her work has been exhibited across the country. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from UNC, Chapel Hill and BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also an environmentalist, unyielding optimist, and complete sucker for love. Gene Samit Gene Samit began photographing as a hobby while living in South Florida in 2002, attracted by the light and bright colors in that part of the country. After more than 30 years in the Financial Services Industry, Gene purchased a TSS Photography franchise when he moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2008. The company does youth sports, schools and event photography with a specialty in sports “Picture Day.” They are the official photographer for the Sixers Camps. Gene spends his time building and managing the business and hires outside photographers. His son has recently joined the business. Gene likes to photograph objects that have vivid colors, patterns, and unusual things that are happening. He does not spend a great deal of time preparing his “shot,” but instead captures an image when he sees something appealing -- a certain feeling he gets for that moment. Gene usually takes just one shot and is on to the next. He does minimal editing and likes to print his images on metal, wood, and tile, in addition to the traditional printing on paper. Gene has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Patricia Walsh-Collins Patricia Walsh-Collins is a certified professional educator who has been trained in Mindfulness by Mindful Schools of Emeryville, CA. She has a 17 yr. career teaching both Art and Religion at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska. She has taught and created camps for Montessori Development Center, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Community College and Children’s art Studio. Patricia is a social entrepreneur as creator and owner of Art of Spirit Inc. Art of Spirit serves as a vehicle for education through trade of traditional arts from native cultures, children’s meditative workshops, and now the Earth School.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."In Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival, from Tokyo Vol. 126, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren share how, while living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, they decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food that can from a Japan, and brings guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

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PK People: Boyne, Keith, and Tania

Boyne, Keith, and Tania (and pup, 'Tropical Charlie'): PechaKucha's Organizers in sunny Townsville, Queensland. Living as architects, working as farmers, studying as scholars, and creating as poets and artists, this laid back funky bunch stays well off the beaten path, and engaged everyday with beauty, fragility, and inspiration that Coral Sea and it's treasured Great Barrier Reef brings to their shores. Keeping their hands to the dirt, irons to the fire, and spirit to the winds, they bring intention to their unique PKNs in Townsville, focusing in on preservation, conservation, and living in harmony with the landscape, and it's inhabitants. And no PKN is complete without a committee (read: community)! Big shout out to Sandy McCathie, Yoshie Kenny, Kaz Hauser and Karen Metcalfe, and don't forget Dave Sewell, pizza cook extraordinaire! Thank you all for everything you do to bring the spirit of PechaKucha to Townsville!

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Kinship

"The money, the things, the titles, the dates - they are all limitations the try to separate us. But we are one people, with one heart, and we are walking together." In Kinship from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Jandamarra Cadd shared some of his paintings, which depict aspects of the human condition and his vision of using art to create harmony, empathy, respect and understanding for all people. is an Aboriginal Australian Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. After enduring a challenging childhood, painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity. 

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Minds In the Cloud

"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own." In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3, Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.

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Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings

"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!" In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show.