Past Providence Event: VOL 123

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VOL 123

July 31, 2019
@ The Avenue Concept

This month we're back at our favorite summer spot, the backyard of The Avenue Concept. They are home to a legal graffiti wall, the most beautiful collection of spray paint you've ever seen, and the central hub for a team that coordinates some of the coolest public art in Providence. Odds are if you've walked by an outdoor sculpture or mural in Providence, Avenue Concept had a hand in getting it there.

In that spirit, our theme for the month is "Concept to Creation". Remember, themes can be taken as strictly or loosely as you please, including not at all! That's right, as long as you have something to share, we want to hear it.

As always, PechaKucha Night is FREE and all are welcome. We will be accepting voluntary $2 donations to help fund the global PechaKucha movement and your local chapter.

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From Think to Ink: The Making of MOTIF Magazine

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Mike Ryan works at Motif, teaches at RISD and does a lot of other things in small doses. Usually he tries to make his PechaKuchas funny, but this one is very very serious, because it's about the concept through creation process for his day job, where Motif magazines are born.

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I'm a Working Title

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Shannon Plesh comes from Blackstone MA and is giving this a try for the first time. She isn't really interesting enough for a bio, but there was an attempt.

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20th Annual Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Mike Martin joined the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council team in 2019 as their Program Director. He served 23 years in the US Air Force and Air National Guard and brings years of leadership, organizational, and event management expertise. He has a BS in Psychology and his responsibilities with BVTC are the Dragon Boat Festival, Polar Express, Annual Dinner and Golf Tournament, just to name a few.

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How a Cell Saved My LIfe

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Justin Thomas is a man that is full of zest that he once lost. Once, he was determined to be an up and coming hip hop director or NBA director. Now he did a complete 360 and is passionate about serving the community that changed his life, and helped him turn tragedy into triumph!

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Marsden Perry: The Providence Gatsby

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Bradly VanDerStad is a busy guy. He is a full time Master's student at Roger Williams University, he just landed a sweet gig at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce where he works coordinating the member experience, and on the weekends he started his own business giving free walking tours of Providence. While he is originally from New Jersey, Providence is his home- he has the city proudly tattooed on his arm. 

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The Global Energy Transition: From Dream to Reality

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Christian Roselund is a journalist and activist who lives in Providence. He has been writing about solar energy and energy storage daily for the past decade and has been published in The Guardian (UK), Germany Energy Transition, and IEEE Spectrum. He runs the site.

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How to Win an Award (Maybe)

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Melinda Rainsberger is a designer that looks suspiciously good on paper. Luckily she has a list of awards she’s won to back up that she’s awesome. 

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The Long and Winding Road

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Yarrow Thorne is the Executive Director of the Avenue Concept and will explain the twists and turns of bringing the mural "Still Here" to Providence.

Mike Ryan
in Providence
Melinda Rainsberger
Videographer / Animator, They're Using Tools! in Providence
Yarrow Thorne
in Providence
Bradly VanDerStad
Member Experience Coordinator, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce in Providence
Shannon Plesh
in Blackstone
Christian Roselund
in Providence
Mike Martin
in Providence
Justin Thomas
in Providence