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Kate Dumbleton

Executive and Artistic Director, Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago

The Small Idea...


Kate Dumbleton is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she leads the graduate Management Studio.

She is also the Executive and Artistic Director of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.


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How Do I Draw That?

@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Yamen Elgamel was in town visiting and stepped up to speak about how his artistic and illustration voice / style has evolved through the years. Tune in as Elgamel speaks to loving the Ninja Turtles, Michael Jackson, illustration, and utilizing all of these to find his personal style.

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Autistic or Artistic

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Scott Mayberry shares his personal journey of becoming an artist. He divulges how he came upon a greater understanding of himself and an advanced understanding of others through his artistic exploration and expression.

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Artistic Exorcism

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

In addition to his role as teacher at VIU, Presenter Kevin Mazutinec is a key member of the performance group Meridian. During his presentation titled: "Artistic Exorcism," Kevin invites us to explore the world through his eccentric, sometimes macabre, and always fascinating eyes.
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The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Number 1. Be an ornery artist. You're mad. You went to art school. You go to shows in basements and living rooms. You are the poster child of the scurvy-laced bohemia. Your parents can't pay your rent."

In The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, artist and founder of Dreamland Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Dana Mcknight, illustrates twenty steps to carving out a cutting-edge, artist-run space outside of the dominant, institutional realm. Mcknight cautions, "To be an institution is to own-- ­­­to place value on possession rather than action. To fixate on conservative contentment rather than Hope and Possibility. Artist-led spaces fizzle out all the time. Let us not leave behind the phoenix eggs to merely touch a tusk in the Elephant graveyard." 

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Use Your Voice

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

A collaboration between writer / spoken word performer Hannah Davies and visual artist Jess Watson. This presentation uses the form to craft a short illustrated story. After being visited in the night by a gruesome hag, the hero goes on a journey that explores the notion of artistic voice, and celebrates the act of taking ownership over silence.

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Jazz and Space Cowboys

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

A self-identified millenial, Natalie Kilimnik takes our affection for Cowboy Bebop to a school presentation level and it rocks our world.  If you have any love for anime, space cowboys, or jazz this is DEFINITELY where you should be.  

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Emily! Don't Do That!

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."

Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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Reflections of a Space Cadet’s Artistic Daughter: The Journey from Selling to Commercially Licensing ART

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

Growing up with a physicist father and cowgirl mother, Jennifer Redstreake Geary has had quite the journey coming into her art and finding her place in the world. Her father, the Space Cadet, (having grown up watching anything Sci-Fi) always believed in her and encouraged her to pursue a living doing what she loved to do. Paint. Her mother, a constant stream of inspiration for that art, providing fur kids and gentle beasts to create in every medium she could get her hands on. Today, because of that parent’s love, she is a success. She loves her life. And she paints every day. Her work inspires humor and heart as she licenses her works all around the world. Come listen to her story.

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One minute artistic performances

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 07, 2019

Sulpiz Boisserée, well known as the folding bicycles guru in Geneva, will unveil a part of his past. He will present artistic performances with one common point: They all last maximum 1 minute. This picture, with an exposure time of 1 minute, is his portrait with John Armleder in his arms. This concept may take up again after this Pechakucha.