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Candie Printz

Teacher, SISD in El Paso

Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure

PRESENTED ON OCT 12, 2018
IN EL PASO @ VOL 20

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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Yes We Can! (Turn our trash cans into art on Milpas)

BY SHARON BYRNE
@ VOL 12 ON OCT 29, 2014

Sharon Byrne is having a great time discovering how much fun urban renewal projects can be. She’s presently engaged in raising the profile of Santa Barbara’s Eastside, first by making it safe, then turning it into a national Neighborhood-of-the-Year winner. She’s discovered an incredible community of people that love working on their neighborhood, and have pulled together to do amazing things in it. Tonight, you’re going to see one of the most ambitious projects this tremendous Eastside team has ever attempted: Yes We Can – a project to turn our public trash cans from blight into art, using the talents of our children and the strength of our youth arts programs. Enjoy!

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Trash to Treasure: Cedar Environmental

BY ZIAD ABI CHAKER
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ziad AbiChaker, founder of Cedar Environmental, explains how waste can be turned into a valuable resource. An insightful and timely intervention, Ziad's talk gives sustainable and realistic solutions to the current trash crisis in Lebanon and other countries.

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Metamorphosis

BY MICHAEL MORROW
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Michael Morrow is the founder of Nutcase Helmets and was a Creative Director at Nike for 10 years. His lifelong dream is still to be the shortstop for the Oakland A's. Might not happen. He graduated the Art Center College of Design in Graphic Design in 1998. 

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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How picking up a piece of litter inspired thousands

BY BLAKE DYASON
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

The first trail clean Blake Dyason did opened his eyes to the impact we have on our environment. The passion to stop litter & using plastic was real, no more turning a blind eye, expecting others to fix it. After hosting the largest one day clean up they helped build a school & perform operations with the litter collected.

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Lost Treasure

BY CHARLES DUQUETTE
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Charles Duquette shares his personal experiences with the soul and faith. He takes us through his journey of art and education. His personal adventure, experiences and engagement with individuals he's met has opened his eyes to the meaning behind soul and the state of the soul today.

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Materials and Process First

BY STEVEN JUNIL PARK
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Steven Junil Park started his label '6x4' during his study at Elam School of Fine Arts as a response to the lack of everyday practicality he saw in art objects. He produces everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the conviction that materials and processes are more important than the intention of the maker. His pieces are one-offs and often feature handmade buttons, recycled and repurposed textiles, natural dyes, and hand-sewn finishing. He is intent on listening to the memory of materials and doing them justice by crafting them into long-lasting, practical items with integrity.

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MATERIALS: LOCAL A Canterbury Paint Box

BY TATYANNA MEHARRY
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Tatyanna Meharry is an artist, potter and ceramics teacher. Practicing ceramics in a mindful manner with resources that are not renewable is a challenge for any potter and Tatyanna creates her work with this in mind. Firmly believing in the tradition of making objects with their own unique functions that are treasure not trash. In this PechaKucha talk Tatyanna will talk about her journey through the Canterbury landscape collecting and sampling local materials which she uses to create a unique paintbox of colour and texture that grounds her forms integrally in the local landscape.