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11 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 21

Join us on Friday, October 11th to help kick off the Chalk the Block festivities with PechaKucha Night Vol.21 at the Foundation Room - across from San Jacinto Plaza in downtown.  We are excited to bring you another night of captivating presentations!

If you would like to present at this event - please contact us!

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Featured Presentation

Jay Kleberg shares the story of a team of diverse adventurers embarked on an epic 1,200-mile journey along the United States/Mexico border, down the Rio Grande in December 2017 to experience the vast landscapes before further construction of a border wall. During the horse, mountain bike, and canoe-powered journey, they encountered personal stories from both sides of the border, examined differing immigration viewpoints, and explored the impacts to wildlife, public lands, private landowners, and all who call the borderlands home. The 72-day journey is part of the feature documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL was released in 2019 and is available on itues movies.

More info about the film can be found at the website https://theriverandthewall.com

 

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Choosing Art for Your Home

BY KARIME LUPUS
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Karime Lupus is a Chicana contemporary painter within the El Paso area. Born in Chihuahua, raised in Juarez she has lived most of her life now in the U.S. while exploring visual biliteracy. Tonight she shares on how to approach an artist for the acquisition of locally sourced artwork to enrich one's home or office space. To illustrate, Karime uses local examples representing the various styles and flavors of art found in our border region.

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Calculation + Confusion

BY DEREK CAULFIELD
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Derek Caulfield presents us with his sculptural works dating from 2012 to the artworks he is creating today. The works display Derek’s processes and evolution as an artist - showing the progression in his understanding of work self. Some of his more recent furniture pieces shared play into Derek’s overall trajectory of calculation and intuition within his work. 

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Salt + Honey

BY MAGGIE ASFAHANI
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Maggie Asfahani is the proprietress of the city’s finest all day Brunch establishment, Salt + Honey, which could be credited with starting a mass firestorm of Brunch offerings from other restaurants who were left feeling as if they missed the boat when Maggie opened her doors. Maggie’s brother, Rida Asfahani was the architect who realized her dreams in brick and mortar to create an addictive ambiance that keeps you wanting for more.

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UTEP DoArt Graphic Design Department

BY MARIANA LOPEZ
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

UTEP Graphic Design Students Representing El Paso
UTEP Graphic Design students Ricky Covarrubias and Mariana López discuss a particular poster design project that has impacted the way they view their city. Additionally, they will also focus on highlighting the art festival Chalk the Block, one of the most important public events in the Southwest region, in which they are proud to be featured this 2018 season. 

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Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure

BY CANDIE PRINTZ
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Three years ago Candace Printz and her high school art students created the It's Your World Project after winning a national contest which brought Chelsea Clinton to their kickoff event. Today the environmental/art group has continued to grow, maintaining their Adopt-a-Highway cleanups, giving free recycled art workshops in the community, hosting a region-wide art contest/exhibit, and pushing for bigger and better goals for the future. 

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Jackrabbit Trading Co.

BY JASON BREWER
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Handcrafting a Life of Creativity; furniture maker and artist Jason Brewer shares his journey of giving up his job and walking away from a 15-year long career to living a full-time creative lifestyle.

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Color Connected

BY PATRICK GABALDON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Patrick Gabaldon is made up of so much more. More than you can see and more than one can name. The desert projects absence yet reflects colors connected. Life thrives in the Chihuahua desert; flowers bloom and cultures expand. The muse for Patrick is the desert dichotomy found here on the El Paso Border.

 

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Dulce Mal Band

BY HELEN VARGAS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Helen will be talking about this project and how it became one of the most known local bands in the border of El Paso and CD Juarez.

 

 

EL PASO Blog

Art En Vivo


"Beautify your own life."
In 
"Art En Vivo" from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Jonathan Childress talks about Art En Vivo, a weekly live screen printing project hosted by Proper Printshop. Its aim is to promote the craft of printmaking, empower artists, and engage the community to engage with art. The project will feature 52 artists in 2016 and travel the world beginning in 2017.

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About the City's Organizers

  • William Helm

    Architect William Helm is the founding principal of In*Situ Architecture in El Paso, Texas — a city he has called home for the past 21 years. William was introduced to PechaKucha at a lecture Mark Dytham gave at the University at Buffalo in 2006 while completing his Master of Architecture work. Shortly thereafter he gave his first 20x20 presentation at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol 2 before returning to his beloved city of El Paso to continue the conversation. With the help of a few friends in the local design community in 2008, William launched PechaKucha Night El Paso in a land that was thirsty for the creative discourse that PechaKucha Night had to offer. In the years that have followed, William founded In*Situ Architecture — which has grown over the past few years to be one of the leading design firms in the city. In*Situ Architecture is now a mid-sized firm with a staff of nine — practicing architecture primarily in the greater El Paso region. William has leveraged PechaKucha partnerships in the El Paso community over the subsequent years as well to include collaborative events across the national border with PechaKucha Juarez. PechaKucha Night El Paso celebrated their 10th year with vol.19 earlier this year. Most recently, William attended his third PechaKucha PowWow of City Organizers in Tokyo this spring and presented at PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany this past summer.