Past Knoxville Event: VOL 15

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VOL 15

May 07, 2015
@ The Square Room

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

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Old Harp

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Knoxville’s old harp singers taught Jeremy Shipp to sing, using an oblong shape-note tune book published in Knoxville in 1867. Old harp is the tradition and community of singing from this book. If you show up, you’re a singer. Each singer takes a turn choosing a song and leading it from the center of the hollow square, and the unaccompanied four-part harmony is a raw, visceral, ancient sound. There is no audience, only singers... and a potluck dinner on the grounds.

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The Literacy Imperative

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

A vision from God, led Jackie Holloway to become Art Director for The Literacy Imperative; Inc. in 2008, offering free classes, exposing students to art history and education. The studio provides students an overview of art instruction, trends, techniques and styles, enhancing their ability, bringing spiritual change through art.  Student art exhibits were held at local & regional venues to assist students marketing art work becoming profitable artist. Students have gone on to college, become business owners, and even instructors.

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Flips Batter Bar

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Flips Batter Bar is Melody Ratliff's playful spin on the traditional morning routine, where the customer participates with the creative expression of their meal. Flips has multiple batter choices, things to put in your pancake, and an incredible syrup bar with all homemade syrups. A gourmet breakfast that is just how you want it. 

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Skyscrapers to Corn Fields, A Quest for KiloWatts

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Cultural shock would be an understatement for Hoi Chun Ho, a Hong Kong native moving to Fort Scott, Kansas, a town with a population of 8000, when he was 16. No more skyscrapers and no more sidewalks and crossroads for pedestrians as big as football fields (of course, American football); however, besides from feeling lonely and bored, he also felt immensely excited. Through the open fields in America, he sees opportunities. Come learn what opportunities a Hong Kong city boy saw to boost America’s clean, reliable, domestic, base-load, renewable energy production.

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Photo Adventures

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Jessica Tezak is a photojournalist who loves telling stories through her photography. In this presentation, Jessica shares some of her favorite photographs, the stories behind them, and how the people involved have influenced her.

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An Office of Yes

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

What is needed to tap into Knoxville’s hidden potential? How can we engage every person as a valuable resource? Is there something we could do, or do more of, that would make Knoxville a world-class city with unique and interesting cultural niches showcasing the very best of what everyone has to offer? The Answer: YES

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The Gnomes of Wrocław

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

In the summer of 2014, I had the opportunity to go to Wrocław (Poland). While there, I noticed many small gnome statues around the city. These figurines first appeared around the city in 2001 and, since then, their numbers have been continually growing. Although initially referring to the Orange Alternative movement, they have become a tourist attraction.

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Tennessee Underground

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

People from diverse backgrounds are drawn to the adventure sport of caving for a myriad of reasons. They come to Tennessee from all over the world to cave in this very special region where some of the longest caves, deepest pits, largest chambers, most fantastic formations, and widest variety of cavelife in the world are found. This is an introduction to caving and the mysterious, awe-inspiring, underground Tennessee landscape that few have seen!

Raluca Iancu
University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Knoxville
Jackie Holloway
Artist, Self-Employed in Knoxville
Jessica Tezak
in Knoxville
Forrest Kirkpatrick
architect, fork design in Knoxville
Ben Epperson
Placemaker, knox county health department in Knoxville
Candice Eagle
in Knoxville
Hoi Chun Ho
Student in Knoxville
Melody Ratliff
Owner of Flips Batter Bar in Knoxville
Jeremy Shipp, AIA, LEED AP
Johnson & Galyon Construction in Knoxville