Past Knoxville Event: VOL 30

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The Knoxville Community Darkroom

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

Lisa Flanary speaks about The Knoxville Community Darkroom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educate and provide facilities for our community to experience traditional film processes. 

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In the Quiet: Finding Yourself

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

In October 2018, David Johnson traveled to a monastery, Christ in the Desert, just outside of Abiquiu, New Mexico. There, in this profoundly quiet place, he reflected on his True Identity, using his journal and camera as tools of exploration. Questions abounded. Epiphanies did not. But then, such deep, existential questions rarely yield quick, simple answers.

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Blühen Botanicals - Where Science Meets Hemp

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

The 2018 Farm Bill just passed and this means big changes for the Hemp industry, especially for an agricultural state like Tennessee. Joe Fox, CEO/Co-founder of Blühen Botanicals, plans to present an overview of the Knoxville-grown business -- how it came to be, where it's been, and where it's going -- as well as share educational information about the differences between hemp and marijuana, the wellness applications of hemp, and the economic boost hemp farming and processing represents for Tennessee. Joe also plans to share his insights on the rapid evolution of the industry and how it is going to have an exponential positive impact on the lives of those in the Knoxville community -- both economically and environmentally -- for years to come.

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Shape Your Life

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

In 2014, Samantha Lane was a workaholic living the deferred life plan. During a series of compilations resulting from a planned surgery, she realized that life can be short and her priorities were off. From that moment on, she started shaping the life she wanted by folding paper.  

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How Photography Saved My Life

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

Kelsey Prater, a portrait photographer based in Knoxville, has been shooting professionally for eight years (and even longer for fun!). Photography has carried her through some of her darkest times, including the death of loved ones. As she’s honed her creative practice, it’s been the primary way she’s learned to cultivate joy. 

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Just Go With It

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

As a genuinely good sport, Chris McAdoo willingly subjects himself to the whims of the PKN Knoxville organizers, who created this slideshow by combining several of Chris’ previous talks. Prior to seeing them along with the audience, Chris had no idea what slides would appear. Let’s see what happens!

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Aslan Foundation

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

Andrea Bailey Cox has spent the last twenty years working in cultural nonprofits. Her current role is leading the Aslan Foundation. The Aslan Foundation, founded in 1994, focuses its support on advancing livability, preserving beauty, and supporting cultural assets in Knoxville.

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Century Harvest Farms

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

In our rural East Tennessee farming communities, the very places where crops are grown to feed the world, many face food insecurity and the issues associated with it. Jen Patterson speaks about the Century Harvest Farms Foundation and its focus on empowering and engaging with people from all backgrounds to improve the health and wellness of our rural East Tennessee communities through work centered programming and access to fresh produce.

Chris McAdoo
Artist, Graphic Designer, Best Behavior Creative Club in Knoxville, TN
Andrea Bailey Cox
Foundation Director in Knoxville
Kelsey Prater
Photographer, Self Employed in Knoxville
Joe Fox
CEO/Co-founder of Blühen Botanicals, Blühen Botanicals in Knoxville
Jen Patterson
CEO and Co-Founder of Non-Profit Farm, Century Harvest Farms Foundation in Greenback
David Johnson
IT Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville
Samantha Lane
Time Management Guru, Origami Day in Knoxville
Missy Johnson
in Knoxville
Lisa Flanary
Founder/Director The Knoxville Comunity Darkroom in Knoxville