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Evolution of a Life of Art

BY STEPHEN ROCK
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Artist Stephen Rock takes an evolving look at how to “Get Your S*%t together” at Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA. Over a lifelong journey, he takes us from early works done under his art teacher father to installation pieces, public sculpture projects and innovative large format inkjet prints. Each period of exploration contributes to his current mixed process digital print works. He lives in Seattle, WA and is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.

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Recovery transitions

BY DAVID DOUGLAS
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

David's presentation started with honoring his mothers life.  David's mom recently passed and he wanted to ensure the world knew how amazing a woman she was in her life.    David's talk transitioned into a history of his own life from being a young boy with hopes and dreams, all the way to being on the streets in his late 20's with no hope and dreams lost. His presentation followed his path to being a person in long term recovery from a substance use disorder through having access to support from multiple entities along the way. David's story was highly impactful in helping attendees see a real life example of recovery in action for himself, others in his family, and many around the world! 

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It's a Boy?

BY TYLENE CARNELL
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

After being identified as a boy upon birth, Tylene spends the next few decades reconciling the world's declaration and making on of her own. From being told that she was a man, to the reveal of her true self as a woman, to the changes in her life since the transition, it all brings tears to our eyes. Her life and the journey she is on to this day is truly inspirational to each and one of us.

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Sometimes you gotta ask...

BY TIFFANY SMITH
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Do I really have my sh*t together?

Tiffany relects on how appearances and actions can be deceiving when deciding whether or not someone has it going on.

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Lifelong Art Practice

BY MONICA MILLER
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Artist Stephen Rock takes an evolving look at how to “Get Your S*%t together.” Over a lifelong journey, he takes us from early works done under his art teacher father to installation pieces, public sculpture projects and innovative large format inkjet prints. Each period of exploration contributes to his current mixed process digital print works. He lives in Seattle, WA and is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.

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Body Love and Boudoir

BY KRISSY PETERSEN
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Can a boudoir shoot help you get your sh*t together? For Krissy Petersen it did. Learn how boudoir helped her forge a loving relationship with herself and changed the her life.

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Evolve

BY HILDI NEFF
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Hildi speaks about how just when you think you have your shit together, you find out you don’t. And that pattern seems to be what life is all about. Listen to her talk on business, family, life and love.

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Sympatheia

BY NICHOLE DEMENT
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Nichole share how her artwork is connected to the spirituality and to animilism. She is interested in a contemporary myth. A background in art history, as well as an interest in sociology and myth from prehistoric to contemporary times informs her work and ideas. Conceptually, she explore ideas about human nature via the figure.

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Manifest Your SH*T Together

BY STEPHANIE CASTILLO
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

As the owner of two successful businesses, Stephanie Castillo shares how manifesting can lead to positive changself-fulfillmentllment. Of course, having a strong will, ability to stay open and awesome fmaily helps too.

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Im-posture Syndrome

BY MATT CARSTENS
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Matt talks about being almost good at a lot things, his chronic imposter syndrome and how working on his posture made a difference.

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Is the "Dam"age Done Yet

BY JEFF VENTRE
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 19, 2018

Jeff Ventre describes the urgency of needing to repair the damage done by dams in the Northwest. He compares how waterways are as imperative to the land as the vessels in our brain are to its funsctionality.

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Water is Life

BY SIBYL MAER-FILLO
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 19, 2018

Without water, nothign would be possible. Motivated by a love of land and nature, the Director of the local Outdoor School follows the call to Standing Rock where water rights and human rights are equally at stake.

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