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Can You Imagine?

BY ANASTASIA BYLER
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Anastasia Byler tells the story of her path toward manifesting a life of creativity, and how her family, travel, studies in psychology and need for balance have played a role in getting her to where she is today.   

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This Land!

BY SUEZY PROCTOR
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Suezy Proctor has spent a big part of her life on the road.  In this presentation, she shows us some of the highlights of the stories from her travels across the United States.  

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Where I Go to Find the Light

BY AYNSLEE MOON SMITHEE
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Aynslee Moon Smithee shows off some of her artwork, and tells us a little about how being an artist plays a role in her other relationships as a mother, and a wife. 

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Architecture in the Age of Social Media

BY H. PAUL MATHENY
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Paul Matheny gives us an inside view of his creative process and how it has changed from his time in Architecture School at Mississippi State to the present and the role that social media plays in that process.   

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What Daddy Didn’t Know: Letters of a Fatherless Child

BY LANCE BRAZELTON
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Award winning author, publisher, illustrator, film producer, and international speaker, Lance Brazelton gave us a peak into his life, and his mind.

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Halotherapy with Salt on the Rocks

BY HEATHER MORSE, MS, ATC, OTC
@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

With a masters in education and sports medicine, Heather Morse investigates supplements to conventional medicine with holistic remedies.

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Becoming Me

BY DAVID NUTTALL
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

David Nuttall is known for hand-drawn plausible fictitious maps – as Artimaps, but instead of talking about his artwork, he is delving into his past. Trying to piece together some key events that have shaped who he is, and how he got to be here. More specifically, how he became himself.

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We’ve Got Space: Promoting Huntsville as an ‘out of this world’ travel destination

BY KRISTEN PEPPER
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

Kristen Pepper is an Athens, Alabama, native who grew up “on the outside looking in” at all the hustle and bustle of the Rocket City. As marketing manager for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kristen supports the marketing, advertising, and public relations efforts of the CVB.

She serves on the board of the North Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and in 2018 she was recognized as a “30 Under 30” by Destinations International.

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Creating a Mainstream Platform in Alabama

BY JAY BURTON
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

Julian Jay Burton is a professional filmmaker and comic publisher.  He is the CEO of film company Bermuda Image Entertainment and comic company Red Crow Comics.  He is a Birmingham native with offices in Harvest, AL.  His current projects include web-series Bermuda City and feature film, Dormant.  Both titles are spin-offs of self-published comic series, Bermuda City.

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AAMAL – All Artists Making A Living

BY CURTIS BENZLE
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

Curtis Benzle is a Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Dimensional Studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, OH).  He is the President of the Alabama Craft Council and a former Trustee of the American Craft Council, past Board President and Co-Director of Ohio Designer Craftsmen and on The Board of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

Curtis has received Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  Presenting “AAMAL-All Artists Making A Living” Curt outlines how he helps others realize how to live off of their art.

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A Caver’s Perspective

BY SABRINA SIMON
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 30, 2018

Sabrina Simón was formally trained in graphic design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL where she earned a B.A. in 2000 and went on to work in the graphic design field for 10+ years. Upon moving to Huntsville, Alabama, her discovery and love of caving led her to delve into vertical rope work, photography, surveying and eventually cave mapping.  

Above ground Sabrina is an active member of the National Speleological Society, the Huntsville Grotto, and Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit. She is the treasurer for the North East Huntsville Civic Association, volunteering her time for a variety of community-based activities. Underground, Sabrina is a TAG (Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia) caver of 15+ years of exploring, photographing, surveying and mapping. She counts herself very lucky to have taken souvenirs in photo form from 100’s of caves, to have seen the beauty of Lechuguilla in person, to have held a world record for rope climbing if only for a single day, and to have mapped and sketched the caves of the Maya deep in the Yucatan peninsula.

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

BY JENNIFER REDSTREAKE GEARY
@ 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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