Past Midcoast Event: VOL 21

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VOL 21

April 11, 2014
@ Watt's Hall

Next PK Night is Friday, April 11, 2014 at Watt's Hall in Thomaston!

Doors open @ 6:30 pm | Presentations begin @ 7:00 pm
Conversation & light snacks
5 bucks @ the door

These events celebrate the creativity of our community through visual storytelling in a unique presentation style where eight individuals share their work, their ideas, and their creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow.

Presenters will be:

Krisanne Baker, environmental artist 

Kimberly Callas, artist

Dena Davis, director of Stories by the Sea

Ry Hills, founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing

Manette Pottle, “Mad Madam Mim” of the Rock Coast Rollers

Willy Reddick, artist

Lance Lee, advocate for wooden boat building and apprenticing

Antje Roitzsch & Deborah Cautela, Phenomenal Touch massage practitioners and artists

Greta Van Campen, artist

Now an international phenomenon, PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist and art educator, presents “Hydrologic,” in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2014. 

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The Insatiable Need to Make

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Willy Reddick speaks of her traditional (and non-traditional) painting and cold connection metal work as it relates to her self-imposed, lifelong challenge of extracting a living from her insatiable need to make things.

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For the Love of the Story

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Dena Davis is a mother, story teller, book seller, and community treasure. She has taken her passion for teaching and community-building and created Stories by the Sea; workshops to assist young writers in discovering, developing, and celebrating each one's unique voice and igniting the spark to tell their own stories. 

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Rowing: Harmony, Balance & Rhythm

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Ry Hills is the founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing. She shares her love of rowing: an eco-friendly, life-long activity that nurtures a healthy body through the use of all major muscle groups. It is an activity that not only provides the benefits of physical fitness, but also builds friendship, sportsmanship, discipline, fun, teamwork, and camaraderie.

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Greta Paints America

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Greta Van Campen, an artist who grew up in Thomaston, Maine, decided she wanted to paint in all 50 states. In 2011 she kick started her career with a trip across the country, during which she visited all 50 states and painted in each one. She currently has a studio space in Portland and shows at Dowling Walsh gallery in Rockland.  

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Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. This work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 2014. 

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Body as Art

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Antje Roitzsch & Deborah Cautela are the founding members of “The Maine Beehive” in Rockport, a community for the healing, movement and visual arts. Using a beehive as a business model, they strive to be a vital part of the community, inviting pollination and cross-pollination with other members of the community. As phenomenal Touch Master practitioners, Antje and Deborah have massaged many different bodies over the years and by working with different bodies and body types, they have learned to treasure and celebrate each and every one of them as a creation of art.

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Apprenticing: A Path Towards Personal Growth & Fulfillment

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Lance Lee has long been an advocate for apprenticing in traditional wooden boatbuilding and is founder of the Apprenticeshops in Maine and Russia and co-founder of Atlantic Challenge International. He believes making, doing, experiencing and apprenticing to a craft leads people towards caring lives governed by practiced rather than professed integrity. Having flunked retirement, Lance is initiating another boatbuilding program in Nobleboro, Maine.

Krisanne Baker
Environmental Artist in MIDCOAST
Kimberly Callas
Artist in Belfast
Dena Davis
Director of Stories by the Sea in Thomaston
Ry Hills
founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing in Midcoast
Manette Pottle
“Mad Madam Mim” of the Rock Coast Rollers in Midcoast
Willy Reddick
Artist in Midcoast
Greta Van Campen
artist in Midcoast
Antje Roitzsch & Deborah Cautela
Phenomenal Touch massage practitioners and artists
 in Midcoast
Lance Lee
Advocate for traditional wooden boat building and apprenticing in Rockland