Past St Joseph Event: VOL 5

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May 19, 2016
@ Box Factory for the Arts

Come for a super cool evening of 10 diverse PechaKucha talks at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI! 

Doors open at 6:00 PM!
Event starts at 7:00 PM!

$3 suggested donation at the door ~or~ buy a VIP ticket thru EventBrite for up front guaranteed seating. 

Cash bar. And food available for purchase from the Baja Gringo Taco Truck! Who doesn't love an amazing taco!?


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The Day I Stole A Time Machine (Random Slides Improv)

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Chicago based designer, John Ansehl excersizes his improv comedy skills and shows us how the world ends in this "random slides" PK prepared by Mark Strauss with a little help from Photoshop.

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Post 911 Restaurant Ruin to BajaGringo Taco Truck Dream

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Kim Jorgensen Gane is a realtor, writer, producer and "Write2TheEnd" facilitator. She is ALSO the wife of taco-truck-owning photographer, Scott Gane, and she will tell us about their checkered history, and how it led to BajaGringo Taco Truck!


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Objects, Metaphors, Relationships

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Laura Boyce is a sculptor, educator, part time baker and proud owner of a budding shoe collection. She will be talking about her most recent body of work.

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The Murderer Who Wasn't!

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

John Smietanka, former federal and county prosecutor currently in a private trial practice. In 1979, a young woman was found injured in the middle of the night on a rural state road. She later died without regaining consciousness. In 1990 a man was arrested, charged, convicted of her murder and sent to prison. After 14 years he was proven actually innocent. This is his story.


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Sparks: The Magic of the Grid

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." 

In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

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The Things People Said and How I Landed in Tokyo

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Lana Rappette is an assistant at Whirlpool Corporation and a PechaKucha city planner. She recently attended the Pecha Kucha Global PowWow in Tokyo, Japan  (March 2016) and will talk us through that trip - and how she got there!

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Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Erik Youngquist is the owner of Purely Michigan, a retail store in the tourist beach town of St. Joseph, Michigan. In this PK, Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale, Erik will be talking about opening that store and having no idea what to stock it with! Not until his wife found some old frosted Michigan glassware, and he knew at that point he must chase his 'whale' no matter how many good or bad memories that may entail. 

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Modern Day Renaissance Man

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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Inheriting a Donkey Rescue Farm

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Joann Sprayberry will be talking about the emotional ups and downs of an unexpected adventure placed in her lap - a donkey rescue farm.

Lana DeFrancesco
Professional volunteer , Box Factory for the Arts, Krasl Art Center & PechaKucha in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Kim Jorgensen Gane
Realtor®| Writer | Producer | #Write2TheEnd co-facilitator, Pete Jorgensen Real Estate in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Laura Boyce
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Alex Halbleib
Electrical Engineer, Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Joann Sprayberry
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Erik Youngquist
Business owner, Purely Michigan in St. Joseph
Bruce Bigford
in Benton Harbor
Ron Voglewede
Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corp in Saint Joseph
John Smietanka
in Stevensville
John Ansehl
in Chicago