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Art of the Growler

BY TIM CARLBURG
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Anyone can fill a growler, but not everyone can fill their growler with custom made artwork. Unless of course, you contact Tim Carlburg. Tim has been making one of a kind growlers for people and breweries across the globe finding a niche in a market powered by people ready for their next fill of craft beer. His ingenuity and craftsmanship are what make Tim's business one of a kind, just like his growlers.

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Shoes, Boots and Bright Lights

BY SHARLOT BATTIN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Sharlott Battin spent 35 years in New York City making shoes, boots and heels of all manner for major theatrical productions on and off Broadway. Her journey through the world of professional theater cannot be defined in a PK talk, but she shows us the highlights of what she has worked on and who has had the pleasure of sporting her kicks.

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Painted Through the Lens of Life

BY OLIVIA STARK
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Two dimensional art often occurs through a process of discovery combined with release. Finding the perfect color, tone and spatial composition is key to expressing thoughts and ideas in a way that can be felt by others. Olivia Stark is dedicated to her work in this way and it shows through her abstract paintings which are filled with color, poise and clarity. She walks us through recent works that draw directly from her personal experiences and emotional processing of the world around us.

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Finding Balance With Art and Design

BY NOELLE SHARP
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.

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Wings And A Camera

BY KAT GEBAUER
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

If you're gonna go on an outdoor adventure with Kat Gebauer, you better be ready to put on wings. Kat is an outdoor enthusiast with a spirit that is hard to top and lucky for us, she brings her camera to document all of the fabulous places she finds. So sit back for a tour as Kat takes you across the globe and reveals her next big adventure.

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The Evolution of Interface Design

BY JEREMIAH MARTIN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

We take for granted so much of how our world seemlessly operates from computer to phone to tablet. The facility with which we navigate this world did not come easily and few people can describe that evolution better than Jeremiah Martin. Having worked for Zane Ray Group in Whitefish Montana for the better part of 20 years, Martin has seen the world of web morph from basic HTML to cross platform design. He describes the nuances of our modern interactive world with insight that only a seasoned web designer can provide.

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From Iron and Heat

BY DAVID SECREST
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Making art from iron can be a hot, tiring and gritty task, but you would never know it when you see the work of David Secrest. Spanning a career of several decades, Secrest has created a body of work which shows his aptitude for observation, interpretation and a unique gift of craftsmanship. He shows us the tremendous amount of thought, patience and skill it takes to create an elegant piece of art made out of heated, hammered and bent metal.

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Drawn From the Present

BY COLLIN HAMMAN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Collin Hamman never takes his time for granted and makes a point of using each moment as a possibility for inspration. His graphic design and illustrations are heavily influenced by his time spent in the wilderness of Montana where he sees constant opportunity for the next t-shirt, logo, or printed design work that may come his way. Being self-employed as an artist is never easy, but when you mix pleasure with work the way Collin does, you will always come away fulfilled.

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Opportunity in Adventure

BY ALEX STROHL
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Creating the life you want can be a challenging endeavor, so you better be prepared to embrace success when it comes your way. Photographer Alex Strohl began his career by doing just that. He has since parlayed his early successes into new adventures and continued freedom to travel the world. Now he and his wife make a living taking photographs of their worldwide explorations and sharing their dreams with over 2 million Instagram followers. 

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Adaptive Reinvention

BY ZANA FAULKNER
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Sometimes it is hard to stay on the path that life has put in front of you; Zana  Faulkner knows this better than most. From horseback riding to martial arts to competative road racing to mountian biking, Zana's journey has been a long and winding one, and not always pleasant. But if you come to a fork in the road, or if the path becomes rocky, or if the upcoming route remains hidden behind a bend, Zana's story stresses the importance of staying on the trail and completing the journey. 

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Archery As a Way of Life

BY SHELTON FITZGERALD
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

It is easy to take for granted the simple form of the classic bow and arrow, but Shelton Fitzgerald knows that a great deal of hard work makes that possible. An expert bowmaker utilizing classic construction, Shelton's medium connects him to the natural world and simultaneously pays respect to traditional American Indian bowmaking methods. Whether in archery or in life, Shelton demonstrates that the steps to success are unchanged: take aim, drawback, and hit your target with authority.  

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Adversity, Adventure and the Outdoors

BY ROB CONTE
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

"Adding insult to injury" is thankfully a phrase Rob Conte is unfamiliar with. Oh, he's had injuries: between his work life as a wildland firefighter and river guide, and his pastimes of mountian biking and snowboarding, injuries pretty much come with the territory. But Rob usually does not have to deal with the "insults", as his close network of family and friends supported him every step of the way as they "played through the pain" together. 

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