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Jessica Caldas

Artist in Atlanta

How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister


"My sister reminds me every day why I do the work that I do, why these open, hard conversations are important, how we learn from them and how we help ourselves and others by having them"

In How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 28Jessica Caldas shares about the impact her little sister has on her and her art. Caldas is an aritist based in Atlanta and one whose work stems from challenging subject matter such as domestic abuse and sexual violence. Over the last year, Jessica's younger sister Shoshana has increasingly become an influence in Jessica's work through her openess, honesty, and challenging nautre. Jessica stood before strangers, some friends, and her sister to tell everyone of the special bond these two have and what the bond has meant for Jessica's art.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday July 19th, 2016. 

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Twin Sister Railroad Battalion

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Created exclusively for PechaKucha, Twin Sister Railroad Battalion tells the story of two twin girls and their quest to find a magic telescope. It was conceived and illustrated over the course of a week by Tyler Weiss, with Ashley Sweet.

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How I Found My Passion in a Dumpster

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

A do-it-yourselfer, woods wanderer, dressmaker, stargazer, wanderluster, rock collector, music maker, tree planter, baker, recycler, upcycler, and bicycle, Michelle Sin talks about how, when working on a high school project, she turned a little passion and a LOT of glue into a movement?

"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2015.

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Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

“Instead of taking inspiration from the cookbook layout we actually took inspiration from things like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue”

In Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph’s 3rd Volume, Material Designer Rebecca Goesling discusses the makings of her collaborative new cookbook. Rebecca and her sister Sarah grew up surrounded in creativity, so it's no wonder they set off together to design a cookbook that has eye candy for both foodies and fashion designers.

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

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Dayton's Sister City

@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Arch Grieve  and his wife Amanda celebrated their first year anniversary of living in the Walnut Hills neighborhood by traveling to one of our sister cities: Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with the Dayton Sister City Committee. Arch studied International and Comparative Politics at Wright Stat University. As Treasurer of the Dayton Sister City Committee, he wants to share a bit about the Dayton delegation's trip, how he fell in love with the country, and how you can get involved in strengthening our city's relationship with Sarajevo.

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How and Why I Work for Myself: The Highs, The Lows, and The Ugly

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Nicole Wong Clark, a cake top maker, is passionate about using her tiny hands to make and create things that touch people’s lives, shine at their events, and makes people’s days. She shares insights on what it is like to work for herself and what it took for her to be in love with her job. 

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My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.

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How Can I Find My Bliss So I Can Follow It?

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Larry Pearlman asks: What does it mean to follow your bliss, why is it important, and how do you find it?

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I Am Vulnerable

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Admitting to being vulnerable is something that not many of us do with ease.  Visual artist, illustrator, photographer and creative director Kristyn Jane Boyle talks about how these ideas run through her work and allow her to take the power of our vulnerability and turn it into something positive.