Past Dayton Event: VOL 27

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VOL 27

June 09, 2016
@ St. Mary Church

Detour to St. Mary: the most direct route to PK will be closed.

Doors open at 7pm on an unexpected evening of ideas shared via the fast-paced, 20x20 format. Meet new talent, encounter new ideas and tour a space you've never seen. Beer, wine + snacks. It's still free thanks to sponsors Catapult Creative, Michael Kalter LLC and Dragonfly Editorial. 20x20s by:

Etch & Tiffany Clark - obession with connections...
Greg Simerlink - Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret
Edward McNulty - Visual Parables
Brent Devitt - Recumbent Trike Activism
Dennis Mullins - Trans-racial Adoption
Kate Ervin & Leslie Sheward - Stories from Twin Towers
Briana Snyder - Photographs
Chuck Johnson - Charles Kettering
Jennifer Taylor - My Dayton Music Odyssey
Kelly Sexton - A New Dayton Icon

Emcee: Josh Weston                   Poster: Christopher eTch & Tiffany Allyn

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Photographing our Community

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Briana Snyder is a photographer who lives in downtown Dayton. After many years of free lance work, at the beginning of this year she and her partner, Max Spang launched, Knack, a photo and video production company.

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@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Brent Devitt is a middle aged, local adventurer from Beavercreek. He likes to explore, near and far, from the seat of an easy chair on wheels – his recumbent tricycle. With a love for trees and a love for cycling, he created Trecycle. Trecyle has become his annual adventure for two years that has helped plant nearly 300 trees and shrubs to replace ash trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Trans-Racial Adoption

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Dennis Mullins is a father of three children and a grandfather to one. He is a musician, an avid gardener, and he works for Montgomery County Department of Jobs and Family Services. 

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Social Justice Films for Your Bucket List

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Ed McNulty is a retired Presbyterian minister whose film reviews have appeared in Catholic, Protestant, and secular publications since 1977. During the 90s he served a church in Dayton and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in art, film and theology at United Theological Seminary. For six years he led the Lenten Film Series at the Neon Movies. He views certain films as parables, similar to those told by the Hebrew prophets and Jesus in their attempts to challenge wrong conceptions and expand human understanding of neighbors and enemies alike.

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@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Chuck Johnson's presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 27, recorded June 9th, 2016

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Mural Machine

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Recognizing their obsession with art and connecting with the community, local artist Tiffany Clark and Christopher Etch united and created "The Mural Machine".  Tonight they're here to share the roots of their story, and how their adventure has grown into beautifing the city with art while creating awareness to a growing epidemic of our country.

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Dayton's Musical Wonderland

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Jennifer Taylor's work has become widely known since shooting Such a Night, the “Last Waltz” concert that is held at the Dayton Art Institute around Thanksgiving for the past few years.  Since 2012, Jennifer has been documenting the local arts and music scene, and has come to be known as Dayton's rock photographer'.  Our own Annie Leibovitz in-training is here to share a bit about her journey through Dayton's musical wonderland.

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Welcome to Twin Towers

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Leslie Sheward & Kate Ervin's presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 27, recorded June 9th, 2016. Leslie Sheward has lived her whole life in Dayton's TwinTowers neighborhood and has seen dramatic changes over the years. As president of the Twin Towers Neighborhood Association, Leslie helps lead change for the better. Leslie lives on Clover Street with a large pack of dalmatians, and is considering painting dalmatian spots on her house as her contribution to the neighborhood's public art campaign. Kate Ervin is an urban planner who works to improve East Dayton neighborhoods as Director of Community Development at East End Community Services, a nonprofit just a block away on Xenia Avenue.

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Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

By day Greg Simerlink is the eCommerce Marketing Strategist for MCM Electronics in Centerville. In the steampunk world he is Captain Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski of the Airship Passepartout and coordinator of Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret. He & his wife Cindy live in Kettering and love to explore fun events in Dayton & beyond! 

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A New Icon for Dayton

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Kelly Sexton has been involved with community and public art projects in the Dayton region for over 12 years.  She is especially excited to be working with UpDayton again to create a New Icon for Dayton!

Brent Devitt
Executive Director Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning in Beavercreek
Greg Simerlink
eCommerce Marketing Strategist, MCM Electronics in Dayton