Past Williamsburg Event: VOL 9

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Zen Dogs

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Apparently dogs are a lot like humans when it comes to inner peace. Some can find it, while others seem to struggle for it. Pam Woodson uses a journal-like approach from the dogs' point of view to interpret how the dogs in her life approach their Zen.

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Mehndi Moments

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Wendy Harris returns for her fourth PechaKucha presentation with a sampling of her recent work, and more stories of her continuing journies as a mehndi artist. Much of her work focuses on the use of mehndi as a therapeutic expression for her clients. Fans of steampunk will also especially enjoy Wendy's work.

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Vacation Zen

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

This year's vacation PechaKucha by Dale Weiss contrasts with last year's presentation that paralleled his trip with the Lord of the Rings saga. With no plans, and the perfect locations to visit, Dale had a much more relaxing time this time. He has captured a collection of stunning images to prove just how Zen a vacation can be if you just let it happen.

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What is Self-Defense?

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

If you think self-defense is only about fending off attackers, Brian Ulsh, who just opened WOLF Martial Arts Academy, is here to enlighten you. Brian takes the concept of self-defense to a new holistic level that encompases our history, community, environment, relationships, health, and our future, not just ourselves.

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My Adventures with People to People

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Give everyday citizens of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, and the result will be understanding, friendship, and lasting peace. That is the mission of People to People, and as an ambasador/chaperone for the program, Tami Norville gets to travel the world while sharing this mission with the next generation. Not a bad exchange at all.

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I Create Data - Therefore I Am

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

With society's increasing awareness of our data footprints, and resulting paranoia, Lulú De Panbehchi is here to give us a little perspective. We can no longer help but to create data, so why not live our lives as we want?

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The Naked Truth

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowlege. If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story.

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

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Just Breathe

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

A devastaing accident had doctors telling Jamie Fitzwater she wouldn't walk again. Her response was, "I don't think so." Through a positive attitude and the goal of doing what she felt like doing, Jamie is not olny walking, but teaching yoga and paddleboarding.

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The In-Field Experience

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Ben Harris has been going to Charlotte Motor Speedway most of his life. When family and friends join together to make a weekend of it camping in the track in-field, it's easy to see how you don't even need to be a race fan to want to go to the races.

Dale Weiss
Architect, GuernseyTingle in Williamsburg, Virginia
Lulú De Panbehchi
Spanish Instructor, John Tyler Community College in Richmond
Wendy Harris
Henna artist, Harris' House of Henna & Body Art in Newport News
Pam Woodson
Repurposed, Self in Williamsburg