Past Garrison Event: VOL 4

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November 21, 2013
@ The Garrison


Christopher Williams - "Statesmen, Slaves, Charlatans & Artisans: A History of Distilling in New York"

Aleta Wolfe - "Castle Keep ... geometry in nature, beauty in decay"

Rob Seyffert - "My Youthful Naked Step Grandmother"

Marika Blossfeldt - "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - Fat Facts"

Jamie Hamel - "The Benefits of Using Reclaimed Wood"

Jill Shoffiett - "Darrell's Party Hole and other Battlegrounds"

Michael Bernstein - "Notes on Futopia"

Sara Cedar Miller - "H2O ... oh! My life and work with water"

Lithgow Osborne - "Thomas Mott Osborne"


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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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The Benefits of Reclaimed Wood

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Jamie Hammel knows his reclaimed wood, and speaks concisely on the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using this salvaged material to build beautiful new structures. He speaks on the numerous sources of reclaimed wood -- from old bridges, to farm houses, to boardwalks -- and the instensive process of prepping the material for repurposing.

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Darrell's Party Hole and other Battlegrounds

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Artist Jill Shoffiett speaks of her childhood friend Mamie, and Mamie's mysterious and inscrutable Vietnam veteran father, Darrell. She spins us lenghty tales of Darrell's odd habits of digging, building, and moving his family from place to place. Jill discusses the influence Darrell, and her young experiences have had on her, and how it inspirits her art.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 25, 2014.

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The Undercover Prisoner

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Lithgow Osborne speaks of his grandfather Thomas Mott Osborne, who -- in a time when prisons were structures rank with barbarism -- voluntarily became a prisoner in an effort to root out the corruption that could only be found through first-hand experiences. He later became a warden, and proponent of the ideal that prisons ought to be "human repair shops."

"Presentation of the Day" on January 13, 2014.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Marika Blossfeldt debunks the negative myths about fats and how they affect our health. Health problems that come from fats are typically due to rancidity or unnatural processing. Fats in foods actually contribute to our health and are a neccessary part of our diets - we just need to learn how to use them effectively. 

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Forming an Industrial Utopia

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Michael Bernstein interprets "Utopia" in his own way, and uses these ideas to fuel green projects. He originally created designs for mobile green spaces, and he especially enjoys utilizing cheap industrial materials like polytarps in his work. 

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H2Oh! My Life and Work with Water

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Historian Sara Cedar Miller has always been fascinated with water. After working in Central Park for 30 years, she has honed her photography skills to capture the nature of waves, and hopes to publish a book on the history of water in New York. 

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