Past Markham Event: VOL 3

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June 06, 2014
@ Varley Art Gallery

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

Markham Public Library, the Varley Art Gallery, and Markham Arts Council have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. Added bonus: the evening will include a PK style gallery tour – 20 works of art explained in 20 seconds each. Admission is free.

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music with DJ Leni and DJ Oliver 2wist.  Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

Supported by the Unionville Business Improvement Area and the Unionville Festival

Coffee and appetizers sponsored by Ambiyan, Planeta Mexico Markham, Whole Foods Market Unionville, That's Italian Express, Five Lamps Tavern & Chophouse and Mr. Black Coffee. Poster design by brian LAU, Mad Studios


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Stories I Tell

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Laura Mills' approach to photography is that of a story teller, through 20 slides see how Laura uses her camera to tell her story and the stories of those around her. She will speak about assignments she has done, as well as discovering ancestry and exploring mental illness through photography.

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Time Enough

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

David Ward speaks of the Isle of Man: a small independent nation in the middle of the Irish Sea. It is the world's oldest parliamentary democracy and, some say, site of the legendary Grail Castle. The island is also home – if you believe in such things – to a host a mythical beings, from the trickster god, Manannan, to the 'little folk.' Time Enough tells of his encounter with these mischievous characters.

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Creating a Film from Scratch

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Ever thought about making a film, but have very little experience? Philip Leung and Alex Narvaez discuss what it takes to shoot, direct, and edit a film that can gain festival exposure in under a year. All you need is passion.

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Taking Art Back

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Yinka! focuses on inherent inaccessibility of art to the common man and how this trend is changing. Despite advancements in and best efforts of society, governments, educators, etc., there is still a widely held perception that special knowledge is required to enjoy art and that it is something reserved for the rich and privileged. But change is a-coming!

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

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

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

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Living the Salsa Lifestyle

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Salsa (not the dipping sauce, but the dance) is more than the moves you may see on shows like Dancing With The Stars. Linda Domenichini speaks about this community of salsa dance enthusiasts from all walks of life and stretches across the globe. Anyone can be a part of this community, even if you think you have two left feet!

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The Roots of Innovation

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Lezley Davidson speaks on the absolute necessity of the arts in our daily lives. She makes the argument that most science and mathematics would have never seen the light of day had inventive individuals not been creative thinkers to begin with. The roots of innovation therefore can be found in the creative arts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 20, 2014. 

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The Little Journey of Momo

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Phoebe Lo captures the eclectic adventure of a woman’s journey as a single mother, immigrant, and a community member in Markham, Ontario. Inspired by love and optimism, this presentation is intended to showcase various forms of creativity existent in the Markham community.

Lezley Davidson
Education Sales Rep, Creative Arts Advocate, Curry's Art Store in Ontario
Yinka !
Suede Lane in Toronto/Markham
Laura Mills
in Markham