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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

"Krusty" Overman shares her experience as a seasonal worker in Alaska and how that has helped to shape her life as an artist, snowboarder and all around enthusiast of everything awesome.

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Be Yourself

BY JAKE BERTELSEN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside. 

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A Collaborative Model for Architecture

BY ZACH GEORGE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Even a few decades ago, Zach George's job would have been very different. A designer at Workaday Design Firm, Zach utilizes networking and cutting-edge technology to achieve an innovative final product. Most notedly, Zach and his partners use remote collaboration to make remote design possible and efficient.

Design for the 21st Century. 

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Art Follows Life

BY TESSA HECK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Art can lead all over the place. It has led painter Tessa Heck from the rural to the urban (and back again), from the noncommercial to the monetary, from introspection to examination. Sometimes art is a journey and, as Tessa's story shows, sometimes that journey leads home. And sometimes it's a journey walked in red cowboy boots. 

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Costumes From Fit to Stage

BY SARAH BELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Research. Discovery. Literature. Creativity. 

These are the factors that drive Sarah Bell, costume designer wth the Whitefish Theatre Company. At times, Sarah's skills need to be as various as her motivations. Costumes define characters. To discover that definition, it takes a talanted person with a creative vision, as well as someone who must often achieve feats of engineering to make that vision come to life, 

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Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

BY ELMA GIAVASES
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight". 

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Life In Plein Air

BY RICHIE CARTER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Picture a jaunt through Europe, magic and beauty around on all sides. Beams of light hitting stately buildings in a way that they never will again. Walking past anchient cathedrals and the most treasured works of the old masters. And everywhere, every person has a story. No, it's not Fitzgerald or Hemingway. It is Richie Carter, whose uses plein-air painting to interact with people on a deeper, emotional level. 

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Healing Through Art

BY LINDSAY MARTIN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It has often been said that life imitates art. But art also has the power to impact lives. Kalispell's Lindsay Martin offers a poetic and beautiful glace at the world of art therepy. It's not just the artistic process that Lindsay teaches but the importance of using art to express emotions and senses in order to heal and grow. 

"Art can heal the broken heart, if we only give it time"

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The Art of Active Working Metaphors

BY RICH HAPTONSTALL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

To FVCC theatre professor Rich Haptonstall, set design is an "active working metaphor": not only does it have to be comparable and representative of real life, but it has to be a living, moving artform. As the three stories in this presentation demostrate, knowing how to use visual cues such as shape, color, and texture allow Haptonstall to illusrate the essence of the play and the characters therin. 

 

KALISPELL Blog

The Beauty Of Fresh


"We love to cook and we appreciate the flavor and freshness of the food we grow ourselves."
In 
The Beauty Of Fresh from PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 3April Vomfell shares her experience of owning a small scale, urban farm in Kalispell, Montana where she delights in the freshness of her produce and flowers. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Oblas

    I have been a woodworker for the past 12 years, designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry. After obtaining a degree in graphic design from Loyola Marymount University, I sought to transition my design experience to woodworking through traditional apprenticeship training. Since that time I have shown work in galleries throughout the region including the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking in Seattle and Gallery One in Ellensburg. I am native to Washington state but I call Montana home.

  • Zana Faulkner

    Native Montanan, but a city dweller for 20 years. Happy to be back in the mountains and on trails with loads of invaluable friends.

  • Elma Giavases

    I'm an art director at a marketing and graphic design agency in northwest Montana. And a mom. And a community activist. And a drinker of cocktails. And beer.

  • Jacob Thomas

    Jacob Thomas, a native Detroiter, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Museum at Central School in Kalispell. He first moved to Montana on a temporary basis in 2008, and promptly spent the next nine years figuring out how to return for good. On the rare occasion when he gets to leave his office, Jacob enjoys hiking, biking, reading fantasy novels, and obsessing over Michigan Football.

  • April Vomfell

    April Vomfell is a farmer, foodie, flower grower, writer and digital marketer. In 2015 she co-founded Flathead Farmworks. She is fascinated by ideas, plants and the beauty of northwest Montana.