Past Sioux Falls Event: VOL 13

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VOL 13

March 06, 2015
@ Sioux Falls Design Center

PechaKucha Night Vol. 13 will be taking over the Sioux Falls Design Center for First Friday on March 6th. 

Networking starts at 6:30PM and Presentations at 7:00PM

Rick Knobe will be our Emcee for the evening. 

Presentations from:

    • Marc Wagner - " Filtered Through the Red Skull Cap"
    • John Boylan - "Swamp Thing: Collecting for a World Record"
    • Maureen Ohm - " Got Milk...Donor"
    • Sara Lum -   Designing with Data: Point Clouds and Beyond
    • Julie Anderson Friesen - " Cinema Falls: A Love Story"
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Filtered Through the Red Scull Cap

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

Marc Wagner:

Raised on a healthy diet of cartoons and comic books, Marc Wagner’s playful drawings are deceivingly innocent. These bright colors tend to tell some dark stories. Marc’s current work addresses the subconscious mind, sometimes his own, by working quickly and watching to see what happens. He also addresses our culture’s bombardment of images, and the popular characters that have become cultural icons. Most of Marc’s images are marker & pen, but he will occasionally use his printmaking background for different imagery. 

Marc attended South Dakota State University, where he received a degree in Graphic Design. During his time at SDSU, he also pursued his interests in studio arts. Particularly, drawing and printmaking. After graduating in 2013, he moved to back to Sioux Falls with his wife and their dogs. In addition to his job at Dakota Lettering, Marc stays busy freelancing as an illustrator.

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Cinema Falls: A Love Story

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

Julie Anderson Friesen is the founder of Cinema Falls, a film organization dedicated to building community and exhibiting indie film, world cinema and documentaries in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She's a co-owner of post-production facility Dakota Video & Post with her husband of 24 years. Motivated to create something for her community based on her love of film, she launched Cinema Falls with a mission to bring film-loving “Cine-zens” together for ongoing screenings. Cinema Falls showcases work by South Dakota filmmakers as well as national, award-winning directors. She launched Cinema Falls Film Credits in 2014, bringing mobile film education events to students

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Got Milk...Donor?

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

Maureen Ohm is a mother who donated nearly 1,000 ounces of breast milk after her first child was stillborn. Her second child is now two months old, and Maureen intends to donate breast milk again once she has enough milk stored for her own child. She is passionate about the benefits of breast milk and is excited to spread awareness about breast milk donation. She has donated breast milk through milk banks and through informal sharing, and she will share her own story as well as stories of other mothers and babies who have donated and received this precious commodity.



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Designing with Data

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

Sara Lum grew up in South Dakota and has had the opportunity to study and work in diverse contexts in the U.S. And Europe. After receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the Rice School of Architecture in 2012, she completed a design fellowship at Emerging Terrain in Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently an instructor in the Department of Architecture at South Dakota State University where she has developed and taught multiple courses in addition to planning the annual Department of Architecture lecture series.

Sara is interested in developing research in how innovative research methods and tools, such as 3D laser scanning, contribute to creative solutions to design challenges. She recently co-founded FLAT (Future Landscapes + Architecture Terrains) which is an online platform connecting professionals, researchers, educators, and students who are invested in exploring architecture-based design and research in the upper Great Plains.

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Swamp Thing: Collecting for a World Record

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

John Boylan is an illustrator and graphic designer at Fresh Produce. He is a lifelong comic book enthusiast and has been a collector for most of his life. John finds great pleasure in researching, hunting and cataloging his findings. His collection and catalog of all things Swamp Thing is recognized as a valuable reference tool. Over the past year, Swamp Thing fans from around the world have reached out to John regarding his online catalog at


Boylan’s entire collection of over 800 items—books, memorabilia, toys, and more—will be on display from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Sioux Falls Design Center in Downtown Sioux Falls. The collection will be authenticated by legendary comic book artist and creator Phil Hester (Marvel, DC, and more), local purveyor of all things collectible John Nordstrom (Rainbow Sports Cards and Comics) and Sioux Falls business owner and comic enthusiast Andy Howes (Howes Oil, Local Zip). Boylan promises the event will be “a celebration of fandom, fanaticism, and all things Swampy.”

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