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Glass is HOT!

BY JERRY CATANIA
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

For many years Tom Hurst has led expeditions to the remote and wilderness lands of the Isle Royal, a collection of 50 small islands in the middle of Lake Superior. On these trips Tom leads Wolf and Moose bone collecting expositions and helped uncover some amazing animal science data.

Tom Hurst has led citizen science expeditions and taught youth and graduate classes at Isle Royale National Park for many years. He is a passionate educator on craft, agricultural and nature education, backpacker, paddler, navigator and explorer of wild places. His presentation will be on the effects of climate change, island ecosystems and learning about moose and wolves.

Tom is a teacher, naturalist, farmer, maker of things. Explorer of the natural world and student of traditional skills. A career educator working primarily in Agriculture & Natural Resources education and Industrial Arts woodworking, Research team leader on Isle Royale with the wolf moose project, home school education advocate , woodworker, manager of teenagers by day.

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Modern Day Renaissance Man

BY BRUCE BIGFORD
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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Creating Paradise

BY KIM JENUWINE
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."

In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.

Kim is a Color Engineer for Whirlpool Corp, an artist, and has an obvious obsession of gardening. 

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Touch & GO

BY ANDREA OLENICZAK
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Andrea Oleniczak talks about her role as the Fab Lab Manager in this PK titled Touch & GO.

Born & raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Andrea has a BFA in Glass from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She is currently the Fab Lab Manager @ the LMC Fab Lab. She’s previously held all sorts of positions including Production Glassblower, Studio Technician, Design Consultant, Facilities Coordinator, Product Designer and Teacher. Her addictions? Coffee and podcasts. Her daydreams? To see local manufacturing that incorporates historical craft and reintroduces apprenticeship models.

 

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Craft Life

BY SIMON RUSK
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Simon Rusk is the head brewer and owner at the Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, MI. After a lot of college, passing the bar and becoming a lawyer, he decided on a major life change to pursue his passion in the craft beer industry.

 

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Creating Faces: the Design of Emoji and Language

BY BRIAN EDLEFSON
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Brian Edlefson is an art director, designer, and educator, helping organizations create better brand experiences for clients and customers. He has taught graphic design at the University of Notre Dame and Western Michigan University—while also managing his own design practice (named Thesis) since 2008. For the last 20+ years he has honed an understanding of typography and the design of letterforms, icons, and emoji. 

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Car Crash: A Photo Book

BY MATT WERNER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

 

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How I became a tea cup

BY LAUREN MITCHELL
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 23, 2015

Lauren Mitchell is passionate about carnivals and talks us through what goes on behind the scenes getting the costumes and sculptures ready for these amazing events.

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My First Pinterest Project

BY CHRISTINE K
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!

BY KATHLEEN ANGELSKI
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!" 

Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.

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Beauty & Ornaments

BY BRAM KNOL
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Intricate details and rich images create an atmosphere that interests and captivates. Inspired by the rich history of art and ancient craftsmanship, Bram Knol does not believe in “Less is more”. Instead, we aspire grandness and the beauty of perfectionism.

With Mephisto, Bram made a statement about his view on modern design by creating a sports-car inspired by Barok and Gothic art.

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Upcycling

BY CHRISSY BROWN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"It's not only a way of life, but it's a necessity for some to survive."

In "Upcycling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 6, Traveller, blogger, and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.

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The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

BY HAYLEY HO
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Dance is the BEST

BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper

BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Craig Mod

Tokyo-based designer Craig Mod may no longer be involved with indie publishing imprint Chin Music Press, but in this presentation held last year at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 51 he talks about the company he co-founded.

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Craig Mod

You may have caught Tokyo-based design Craig Mod's recent online piece on the state of print and digital book publishing, "Books in the Age of the iPad" -- it got so much attention even the New York Times took notice -- but before it got written up as a proper essay it was in the form of talk given during Tokyo's "Artalking" series, and before that the idea was presented in this presentation at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 68. Craig also covered the re-launch of one of his many projects, the newly tweet-powered Hitotoki.

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Creating Legends

In today's Presentation of Day, "Creating Legends" from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 8, fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.

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American Craft

Before the Prohibition, the craft of bar-tending took over 3 years to perfect.  Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. In "American Craft" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Jeret discusses a craft that has been around for over 200 years, and has had a resurgence since the prohibition laws let up. Much like a chef creating a fine dish, his ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that has taken him years to perfect. 

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How to Create Slides

  When you make a presentation, you don’t always have the opportunity to hire a designer — after this, you won’t need one. Ellen Finkelstein wants to help us create our own powerful, vibrant presentations. In “How to Create Slides” from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, she speaks to those who feel that making slides for a presentation can be a real challenge, and breaks down her methods of creating simple, communicative presentations.

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Creating a presentation: UPDATE

Each PechaKucha presentation consists of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each - they will auto-advance as a slideshow, so there is no going back, pausing, or skipping around. Please use PowerPoint - if you don't have it, skip to the next section. Choose 20 images, one for each slide Slides can also be text, but text is best kept to a minimum so it doesn't distract from your talk. Try an intro and/or closing slide with your name and contact info (these count toward your 20 images). After your slides are created and organized, make sure your slideshow is set to auto-advance after 20 seconds - no mouse-click needed. (In PowerPoint, this is under the "transitions" tab. Make sure you click Apply to All so each slide gets the same timing.) TEST your slideshow several times. PRACTICE the presentation if you want what you're saying to line up with certain images. Once the slideshow is set the way you want it, share with me via Dropbox.com or similar file-sharing method. I upload the presentations as videos to YouTube and run from there on the night of the event. OR - if the above has you scratching your head, never fear. choose 20 images make sure the file names indicate their order, ie "01 Sheehan.jpg" "02 Sheehan.jpg" etc. Share them with me via a folder on Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) or your favorite file-sharing method. I'll make the PowerPoint (no frills or fanciness, but I'll include your name) and upload the video for you. Questions? pechakuchanjpa@gmail.com Need ideas, inspiration, guidance? https://www.pechakucha.org/watch      

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

Butter-sculptures of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, homemade cakes from scratch.  Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. In "Arts and Crafts of the State Fair" from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 we learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, and that the celebration of locally grown agriculture is truly a sight to see. 

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

  "There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago." In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

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PK People: Craig Nicholson

Our PechaKucha People lens focuses in on Craig Nicholson this week. Craig breaks conventional boundaries and immerses himself in art to do just that. Organizer of PKN Wellington, Craig approaches the world and his work with an intercultural perspective. Between his proficiency in 4 languages and his diverse network, he brings nothing but light and open-mindedness to the PechaKucha family. Thank you for your passion and hard work Craig, it does not go unnoticed. The best of luck to PechaKucha Night Wellington Vol. 34!