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BY BETTY ARGENZIANO
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 01, 2012
Betty Argenziano is a sculptor who works with clay, slip, and marble. She's also an architect, writer, painter, and photographer. Her model of choice is the head, and she aims to produce realistic portraits that aim to tell unreal feelings. (in Italian)
My Journey Sculpting with Light
Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.
Arts and Crafts of the State Fair
BY PHILIP BERGER
From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch.
Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture.
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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4
As we posted earlier this week, the next PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana (Vol. 5) is happening this Saturday (March 5), but today we take a look at last year's PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp, with photos by Chris Perardi. The Champaign-Urbana Design Org partnered with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for PKN C-U Vol. 4. Held in July 2010 at Krannert's outdoor Amphitheatre, DJ Mertz kicked off the show by spinning on the terrace to over 400 people, and the irresistible and scandalous Andy Warfel emceed once again! Jeff Mellander, Building Restoration With a passion for finding underused historic buildings and reviving them, Jeff talked about the redevelopment of old cottages in Saugatuck, Michigan, an historic logging community on Lake Michigan where artists have congregated for over 125 years. Laura Hayden, Trials and Tribulations of an Urbana Slumlord A self-described "plant nerd, web nerd, and slumlord," Laura came to Champaign-Urbana after completing degrees at SIU-C and U of I in environmental sciences. She came here to visit—and has no regrets about staying. Stewart Dickson, MakerSpace Urbana As a programmer of three-dimensional computer-generated imagery, animation and digital cinema, Steward discussed MakerSpace Urbana, an open community lab where people of diverse backgrounds can learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, and create a blend of arts, humanities, science, and technology. Hector Mandel, The Sky is the Studio Hector specializes in digital images captured while falling at 120 miles per hour under serious time contraints. With 1,152 skydives logged over the past 22 years, he has been simultaneously taking pictures for eight of them. Will Leinweber, merge.fm Co-founder of merge.fm, a local startup that lets musicians share their creative process with their fans, Will recently got a master's in bioengineering from U of I— and stuck around Champaign to get merge.fm off the ground. He's working on becoming a coffee snob, but, he says, it's tough work. Deke Weaver, Elephant, a Performance An award-winning writer-performer-media artist, Deke was the senior animator for the Showtime Networks and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. Peter Exley, PKN Chicago Organizer and President of Architecture Is Fun Peter Exley is the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago. He has a new driver’s license which says he is 5’10” and 140lbs. Like most things issued by the State of Illinois, that’s a crock of sh*t. Matt Childress, Funstainable Transportation Matt says, "Just like the funny little mice of Pinky and the Brain, I work on a funny little computer, drive a funny little car and have accumulated quite a few funny friends—many of us with grand delusions of making over our world. It is happening." Rose Morefield, Making Wild, Wearable Thoughts a Reality Sewing since age 12, sculpting fabric for over 14 years, and collaborating with designers, performers, and artists, Rose is a costume technician with a flair for creating piece that redefine and extend the human form. David Monk, Preserving Prairie Where There Is None Known in the Champaign-Urbana community as the "Prairie Monk," David is dedicated to reserving, restoring, and interpreting the natural and cultural landscape of east central Illinois. Nan Goggin, What Inspires Design An artist, designer, professor, wife, and mom (whew!), Nan Goggin is the tireless director of the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. She discussed the many elements around us that constantly serve to inspire, enliven, and guide our creativity. Joanne Manaster, My Little Black Book of Scientists I Love Joanne teaches upper-level science lab classes at the U of I. On her website, Joanne Loves Science.com, she presents science in whimsical and unexpected, yet meaningful, ways. For her presentation, she played a time-traveling beauty who can visit any scientist she desires, describing them in her "little black book." Michael Morgan, Designing Your Life Poised, graceful, elegant, and smooth. Michael is none of these. But he IS very passionate about music, design, family, friends and humor. He discussed integrating them together for a fulfilling life. Gimme 5! Join us for PKN C-U Vol. 5 this Saturday, March 5, at Canopy Club!
The Salaryman Project, Amazing Cakes, and 4000 in Tel Aviv
Presentations In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series -- which is the topic of his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) -- in Japan and abroad. Last month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013." These are not the cakes you are used to seeing. In this first presentation (in Italian) from PKN Pisa Vol. 1, Alessandra Pacini -- a cake designer -- shares some of the amazing cakes she's produced over the years. Cake design is an interesting form of art, in which anyone can make a professional-looking cake, with no limits to imagination -- although using only edible materials is key. Posters We have quite a few new posters up on the Tumblr blog today, including two from Kosice (for last week's Vol. 18, and the upcoming Vol. 19), a well as for PKN Okayama Vol. 14, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, and PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11 (above), which continues that city's elemental theme for the year (first was fire). And speaking of Portsmouth, here's a great video that was produced after the city's Vol. 10, that acts as a peek at that event, as well as a teaser for the upcoming Vol. 11: Photos and report What does a crowd of 4000 look like? It looks like what you see pictured above, from last week's PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13 -- and there are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset. Also, we have the following report from PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran:We had another great PKN here at Tel Aviv, with 4000 people in the house. As usual the demand for tickets was huge and we were sold out in minutes... Me and my partner Itay were happy to host 9 presenters, all great and crazy, just the way we love them. We started the evening with a presentation by Liat Segal, who is running a studio for art and technology. Her projects are always fun and beautiful and involve music, paint and robots. Than came on stage Ofer Grunewald who is a young Bonsai artist. He shared his passion and explained the satisfaction of sculpting with a living material as trees. Mushon Zer Aviv (designer) and his wife Galia Ofri (painter) talked about their first common project that aims to illustrate wikipedia. With great drawings for esoteric articles and some very interesting questions about sharing knowledge -- these were a fascinating 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Artist and representative of the slow food movement in Israel, Rafram Hadad took us on a lovely journey in his different fields of creation, mixing visual arts and food in all middle eastern countries. A whole different experience was the one offered by brain researcher Moran Cerf, who is working in a very special lab in L.A. where experiments are made on live human brains. He can map the brain and than "read" one's thoughts or even allow handicapped people to control a robotic arm with their thoughts. Than came Ohad Zlotnik, a graduate student in visual arts, who presented his very smart project of 3D typography, with Hebrew letters that became real objects. Daniel Dover is a street artist who told us his short and so funny history trying to fit in the world of design, and what has finally brought him to do his street art interventions. Oded Ezer is a well known typographer who has presented his work in the first Tel Aviv PKN back on 2007. We were happy to invite him once again and discover his super intelligent projects. Oded told us about a typographic tattoo project, a graphic flag project, a social Skype-typo project, and more. The last show of the evening was by director Yair Kedar, who presented his current project, a documentary about Yona Wollach, one of Israel's most well known poet. His presentation ended with a live song by local singer Karolina whose big warm voice filled all our hearts with joy and emotions, with anticipation for our next PKN.Calendar Tonight (June 4) you'll want to catch PKN Stockholm Vol. 34, which we hear is going to be quite the event. Tomorrow, PKNs are happening in the following cities: PKN Louisville Vol. 8, PKN Chicago Vol. 22, and PKN Sydney Vol. 21. Please note that the PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.