Past Miami Event: VOL 21

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VOL 21

March 15, 2013
@ The Wolfsonian-FIU

Once the heroic image of class consciousness and national character, pictured widely in the period of the Great Depression, the Soviet Revolution, and the two World Wars, the worker since has disappeared from the contemporary visual landscape.  In exploring this ideological shift from The Wolfsonian- FIU’s new Describing Labor exhibit, the museum hosts a collaborative event with AIGA Miami (American Institute of Graphic Arts) featuring eight presenters who will reveal details about their practice and process at work.  The creative process and laboring journey is almost more important than the final product destination.  By learning from how others work, it allows us to reevaluate our methodologies to completing assignments, hone our project management skills and consider new approaches that could result in more predictable and favorable outcomes.

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Locust Projects

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Amanda Sanfilippo explains the history and importance of Locust Projects, an experiment visual arts exhibition space with a focus on site specific installations. She shows some of the works and projects that have taken place in the space over the years.

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Accomplishing More than Possible

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Andrei Nana explains how to accomplish something without relying on talent, and how hard work can lead to exciting results. He looks at the importance of removing distractions from life, and keeping promises to others.

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My Ceylon

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Andrew Kaufman talks about his travels in Sri Lanka, his experiences there, and how he became inspired to turn his trip into a book. He explains the important role that handmade craft plays in rural Sri Lanka, and why he decided to do his work by hand as well.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 25, 2013. 

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Cooking like a Wok Star

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Eleanor Hoh shares how she learned wok cooking from her mother and adapted it to a western kitchen. She showcases her Wok Star Kit designed to help people be successful by providing the right tools and techniques, heat source and good ingredients.  Eleanor insists when cooking is a creative and fun process, it eliminates the chore of “what’s for dinner?” and shortens the cooking and cleanup time, so anyone can become a Wok Star! 


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Let's Get Farming!

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Gabriele Marewski shows the process of preparing a new patch of land she acquired for farming. She worked with a team to build an irrigation system, and eventually harvest the land once it had been properly developed.

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The Role of the Art Director

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Mylinh Trieu Nguyen explains the role an art director plays in a project, using some of her work for exhibitions and shows as examples. She shows the amount of planning put into creating promotional materials, and identities, as well as some of her own projects.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 2, 2013.


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Ezra Pound

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Ruth Halaj Reitan talks about her interest in Ezra Pound, and how her studies led her to begin a screenplay which focuses on the story of Pound’s mistress. She explains the process of creating a screenplay, and the importance of each step.

Eleanor Hoh
Wok Star - Cooking Teacher, Blogger and Presenter in Miami Beach
Andrew Kaufman
Image Maker, AK FOTO INC. in Miami
Andrei Nana
in Miami