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Amanda LaPlaca

Teaching Artist in New Orleans

I Am An Artist, We Are Artists

PRESENTED ON MAY 08, 2014
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 12

New Orleans based graphic artist and teacher, Amanda LaPlaca, discusses her process of making art. She teaches her students that we are all artists and each artist has a different form of making. However, something that all artists make are mistakes and Amanda emphasizes the importance of resilience.

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The Artists and the Others

BY JESSICA CAPRA
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Jessica Capra and Nika Dings promote their project, The Artists and the Others, aimed at bringing together young artists from different fields, and introducing them to each other, as well as established artists and galleries in the Maastricht art scene. In doing so they hope to increase the amount of collaboration between the fields, and make the city more appealing for emerging artists.

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"

In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities.

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.

Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens. 

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Cascade Artist Studio

BY JACQUELINE SPEDDING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

"The work in the studio is very varied and I think that reflects the different artists."

In Cascade Artist Studio from PechaKucha Night Blue Mountain Vol. 9, Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 30th, 2017. 

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I Am An Artist

BY ROBIN MAYBERRY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Robin Mayberry shares her artist path as she discovers that she is actually an artist. For a long time Robin considered herself a hobbyist as she made scrapbooks alongside her artist husband until one day, she realized the truth!

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I Am Not An Artist

BY EMILY BUCHHOLTZ
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 22, 2015

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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich

BY LISA ACOSTA
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“My mom used to say you are what you eat. And i was like ‘that’s ridiculous, I’m not a twinkie, I’m not a bologna sandwich’ but now i get it.”

In I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd Volume, Presenter Lisa Acosta asks us to ponder this questions: Wild foods, are there benefits to enjoying them? She invites you to discover how what we eat influences our lived experiences.

 

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I AM a Bag Lady

BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Connecting Artists to Amplify Their Voices

BY HARPER ADDISON
IN KNOXVILLE

Leaving San Francisco for Knoxville, TN, Harper Addison felt as though she was committing artist suicide. What began as a way for her to stay connected with friends and colleagues around the country has turned into an international creative process community, known as The Iteration Project, that connects artists and amplifies their voices no matter where they live and work. 

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Meeting the Artists: Christo, Jeanne-Claude & Chihuly

BY TINA SOMMERS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Tina Sommers, a graphic designer and visual artist,  shares her unusual experiences that culminated in meeting several artists. Her work on an online term paper started it all!