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Past Batavia Event: VOL 5

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VOL 5

November 10, 2016
@ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)

Rhymes with Orange

Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25)

General Admission: $5.00 (cash only)

Doors open at 6:00 pm; show starts at 7:00 pm

Food by Pal Joey's and Batavia Popcorn Depot (cash only)
Beverages by Island View Banquets (cash only) 

Featured Presentations

1 - Jaime Gutierrez - The History of Telling Good Stories

2 - Steve Vasilion - Things Dear to Me

3 - Natalie Anderson- Go Your Own Way: On Embracing the SNAFUs, FUBARs, and Clusterf***s of Life and Business

4 - Keith Yearman - On Preserving Maywood Park

BEER BREAK

5 - Leigh Tracy - All the World's a Stage

6 - Rod Allen - Water: The Mighty Molecule!

7 - Mike Dixon - Kosovo... Living in a Post-Conflict Country

8 - Steve Sherrell - Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago

9 - Katie Yurkewicz - Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

 

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Go Your Own Way: On Embracing the SNAFUs, FUBARs, and Clusterf***s of Life and Business

BY NATALIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Natalie Anderson has always been a writer and artist at heart, but life’s detours dropped her off in the very manly world of barbering instead. The journey there went through art school and the Army, late night bars and other countries, and, somehow, right back to her creative beginnings.

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Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago

BY STEVE SHERRELL
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Steve Sherrell, a local artist in Yorkville, Illinois, and former professor of art at Joliet Junior College, taught art in the Chicago area for 30 years. Now retired, he lives along the Fox River watching the river flow by, painting, and, just to keep his foot in the water, curating the gallery at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois.

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All the World's a Stage

BY LEIGH TRACY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Reflecting on his interest in theater and politics, Leigh Tracy explores William Shakespeare’s proposition, “All the world’s a stage; and men and women merely players.” He recreates some characters from various plays, looks at politics as theater, and concludes with a spiritual perspective on politics and the stage.

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Things Dear to Me

BY STEVE VASILION
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Life is fleeting and our time is precious. Steve Vasilion looks at his life, family, and career as part of a continuum, and shares his thoughts about the next generation in “Things Dear to Me.

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

BY KATIE YURKEWICZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

"The sculpture that straddles the lab's entrance appears symmetrical when viewed from below but asymmetrical from all over views, reflecting the view of broken symmetry that is crucial in modern physics."

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory looks like no other science lab on Earth—thanks to the vision of founding director Robert Wilson and artist Angela Gonzales. Under their aesthetic direction, architecture, sculpture, color, and design combined to produce a lab that was revolutionary for its time. In Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 5Katie Yurkewicz shows off another side of the legendary physics lab.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017.

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Water: The Mighty Molecule!

BY ROD ALLEN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Rod Allen, a professional educator and water-resource scientist, describes water’s structure, unusual features, and its many key roles. Surface tension, boiling point, and bipolarity are used to illustrate some of water’s remarkable behaviors. Solubility and specific heat are especially important to the health of the planet. The importance of water as a building block for life, the current and future status of water resources, and its origin soon after the universe was formed, are included in this comprehensive survey of the mighty molecule.

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Kosovo... Living in a Post-Conflict Country

BY MICHAEL DIXON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

After maintaining a practice in restorative architecture in St. Charles, Illinois, for 32 years, Michael Dixon decided to share his experience in the United States Peace Corps. His Peace Corps service included three years in Ukraine before being evacuated under the extreme conditions of a revolution and a Russian invasion. Following his abrupt departure from Ukraine, Mike accepted a six-month assignment as a community development specialist in Armenia. In this presentation, He describes his most recent assignment in the Republic of Kosovo, working with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare from his office in the Department of Tourism and Economic Development in the historic city of Prizren.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

Keith Yearman
Geography Professor, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn
Rod Allen
Science teacher & educator, Oswego East high school in Batavia
Michael Dixon
architect, Berggren Architects in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Natalie Anderson
Barber, Beardsgaard Barbers in Batavia
Steve Vasilion
Architect/Owner, Vasilion Architects, Inc. in Batavia
Jaime Gutierrez
Podcaster/Mobile DJ/Facilities & Events Manager, Fox Valley Voice/Seriously Fun Events/Water Street Studios in Batavia
Leigh Tracy
Retired Community Activist in Batavia (Illinois)
Katie Yurkewicz
Communication Director, Fermilab in Batavia (Illinois)
Steve Sherrell
Retired Professor- Gallery Coordinator- Water Street Studios in Yorkville