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Alex Oliver

Advertising & Film, JAOPRO in Knoxville

Voyage: East Tennessee to the Gulf of Mexico

PRESENTED ON FEB 12, 2015
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 14

Launching from the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville, follow the adventure of a group of friends as they embark on a 1,000 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of filmmakers, athletes, and musicians, the crew of 16 set out to gain a new perspective from the ageless wisdom of the river. The film briefly examines the consequences of a society fallen victim to routine, while encouraging the viewer to embrace the rich abundance of life waiting for those who follow their passions.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2015.

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Amazon Voyage

BY COLLEEN AND BRIAN SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON APR 22, 2013

Brian and Colleen Smith recount the events of their vacation on the Amazon River. Wildlife, weather and local history all come into play as the couple tells tales of pihrana fishing, caiman wrangling and visiting local villagers along the swollen Amazon river. 

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Wieringer Boat Lettering

BY DAVID QUAY
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

David Quay talks about a museum exhibition in Netherlands which showed the impressive work of amateur typographer in fishing boats and he went on a quest to find him. Through his journey, he found his daughter and shares his techniques.

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Every Great Adventure Begins with a Boat

BY KIMBERLEY HILLERICH
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Kimberley Hillerich dives into the culture of paddling in her life in the rivers of Louisville.  She talks about how Paddling can teach us about ourselves and the great outdoors. 

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The Tiniest Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.

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What am I doing here?

BY DANNY MALLINDER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 19, 2015

Danny Malinder shares his love and passion for the river at the Whanganui River Institute. His experience started when he was a teenager and volunteer teacher. The Institute offers useful and recreation programmes based on maximum cooperation and minimum politics. His favored activity became the sculling boat with its calming effect and he believes sculling improves the number one life skill - the sense of humor!

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Les Bookonautes & le voyage du héros

BY DIMITRI RÉGNIER
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

In this presentation, Dimitri Régnier shares with PechaKucha community about how his passion of stories became a startup in digital publishing.

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Huck Yeah

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Raft living on the Mississippi River today would make Mark Twain proud. Architectural designer and adventure cyclist Kris Moreau takes us on a 2,376 mile bike trip down the Big Muddy from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Giant lumberjacks, grain silo houses, and floating geodesic domes speckle the banks of North America's most legendary river-- a culture highway that deserves to be on the radar of architects and makers everywhere. 

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Lithographic Printing From Pink Tennessee Marble

BY BEAUVAIS LYONS
IN KNOXVILLE

In August 2016, Kate Katomski collaborated with master printer Beauvais Lyons to create a series of prints for Quarry Project – Tennessee. A variety of methods were used, but most include a lithographic run from pink Tennessee marble, positive photo-lithography & monoprint. This collaboration is part of Kate Katomski’s Quarry Project, featured in November 2016 with a video and audio projection on the Knoxville Museum of Art, and exhibitions at the Museum of East Tennessee History and the Knoxville Museum of Art related to the history of the marble industry in East Tennessee. In this presentation Beauvais Lyons shares the history of the marble industry in East Tennessee and the process behind the work featured as part of Quarry Project - Tennessee.