Past Williamsburg Event: VOL 4

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Twin Sister Railroad Battalion

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Created exclusively for PechaKucha, Twin Sister Railroad Battalion tells the story of two twin girls and their quest to find a magic telescope. It was conceived and illustrated over the course of a week by Tyler Weiss, with Ashley Sweet.

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@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Fran Ward is on a mission to create peace through a worldwide "peacegrid". She believes it will be easy once we all realize that we are all one within the same grid, and shares her experiences with those she has met around the world that already understand.

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Ay, Eye, I, iPhoneography

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Lulú De Panbehchi shows us how to pick one subject and use that to explore ourselves. In this PechaKucha she uses iPhoneography, sometimes with filters and sometimes not, to take photos of just her own eye. By doing this she explores both herself and her world during her journey through cancer and chemo.

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Luck is All Around

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

When Reese Williams started seeing pennies everywhere, on almost every day, she knew she had to do something about it. First - document. Second - start a blog. Third - tell the pennies' stories, from their perspective. Fourth - share at PechaKucha.

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@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Wendy Harris is a mehndi artist, which means she works with henna, a lot. In this PechaKucha she shows us that henna can be used for more than temporary decorations for hands and feet. Belly blessings for pregnant women and scalp designs for those going through chemo are just the beginning. Wendy has applied her artistic touch with mehndi to just about everything she can think of.

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@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Elliott Asbell makes the case that art that is relevant to your current events and interests produces better work for it. He also makes the case that it can be wise to keep your art, even your early stuff. Elliott shows us how his early style, from 12 years old, has refined over the years. Plus he has fun doing it.

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Fine Design

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

As an architect, Andrew Cronan has a special insight into design. So when he thinks about the universe and our existence as intelligent life within it, he marvels at the precision that went into the design of the entire universe, from the big bang all the way down to the microscopic level. He makes the case that if circumstances had been even a fraction off anywhere within that spectrum, we would not be here. So it's no wonder that he believes there had to be a designer behind it all.

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Shooting the Yuanyang Rice Terraces

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Ever wonder what a photographer goes through to get that great, exotic, far away photo? Sometimes it's just an impulse. Caroline Maryan takes us on the journey with her and shows us not only the great shot she went for, but also who she met along the way, what went into processing the photos, and what she discovered about herself doing it all.

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Altering Skins - Surface to Form

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

There are 3 generations of artists in Robert Oppecker's family. His father was a prolific abstract artist in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Robert is a scupltor and silversmith. And his son is studying graphic design at VCU. Robert's own work focuses on form, line, and volume, but because of the silver medium he does not get to do much with color on the surface. To capture this "intergenerational energy", Robert, along with the help of his son, Michael, explore ways to meld the surface treatments with the scupltural expressions.

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The Big Picture

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

You have to listen closely to catch what Paula Asbell was thinking when she titled this presentation "The Big Picture". However, it's easy to see how Paula keeps her mind open to creative impulses and how those inspriations lead her to create her art. Sometimes it's just the notion of "I don't want to waste this paint" that can lead to a new work.

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The Skinny

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

What can you do with a parcel that is 18-1/2 feet wide by 141 feet long in downtown Norfolk, Virginia? Set four visionaries around a napkin in a bar and you will get "The Skinny". Although architect Ahmed Hassan describes the result as a vertical trailer park, the resulting images are nothing less than stunning. In the end the city did not have the political will to allow the project to come to life, but these visionaries got to show that limitations mean nothing to the right designers.

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Jessica's Art

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

If PechaKucha was conceived to give young artists a venue to show their work, then this presentation by Jessica Sweat fits that bill perfectly. Jessica shares her artwork in a poetic, comical, and insightful way that highlights her sources of inspiration. 


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New Town Art Gallery

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Anne Kushnik, the gallery manager for New Town Art Gallery, talks about the hisotry, mission and artists of the gallery as well as their contributions to the local commuinty. 


Dale Weiss
Architect, GuernseyTingle in Williamsburg, Virginia
Lulú De Panbehchi
Spanish Instructor, John Tyler Community College in Richmond
Robert Oppecker
teacher/silversmith in Williamsburg, VA
Caroline Maryan
Photographer, Caroline Maryan, LLC in Williamsburg
Guernsey Tingle Architects
Architecture, Planning, Interiors in Williamsburg, Virginia
Jessica Sweat
Produce associate, assistant manager, facepainter, art commisions , Food Lion, Caring Transitions, and self employeed in Newport News
New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
Wendy Harris
Henna artist, Harris' House of Henna & Body Art in Newport News
Paula Alasad Asbell
Stay-at-home-mom. in Gloucester
Fran Ward
World Peace Visionary, Frances W. Ward, PhD in Williamsburg
Jane Kim
College of William & Mary in Williamsburg
Tyler Weiss
Multimedia Artist in Williamsburg