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Past Beacon Event: VOL 1

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VOL 1

March 31, 2015
@ Quinn's

Here we go, the first PechaKucha Night in Beacon! It's like Show and Tell for grownups. Come on down to Quinn's and see what your neighbors have been up to.

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Constellation

BY MELISSA MCGILL
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Melissa McGill's Constellation is a large-scale sculptural installation installed around the ruins of Bannerman’s Castle on Pollepel Island in the section of the Hudson River that passes through Hudson Highlands State Park. Every evening, as the sun goes down, starry lights will emerge one by one with the stars of the night sky, creating a new constellation and connecting past and present through this inspiring light-based public art project. 

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Strange Fruit; Split Seed

BY JEAN-MARC SUPERVILLE SOVAK
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawing based on lynching photographs:

"I began my drawing series based on James Allen’s “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” to reject the roles I found myself in when viewing the images; at first, vicariously the victim, then, a spectator guilty because of my ineffectual presence. In the act of just looking, I also became a witness to the exhibition of a human being's destruction, no different than any other spectator. Like the other participant's affirmation and justification of the inhuman act that had occurred, I also became accomplice to the crime.

I asked myself: How could I avoid the irreversible effects of the photograph? How could I conversely act upon the photograph?"

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2015.

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A Thrilling Community

BY CHANTE TENOSO
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Chante Tenoso talks about how a childhood obsession with horror movies led down a crooked path to organizing zombie walks through NYC. There was even a zombie prom.

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Chasing Ghosts: The Business of Independent Films

BY MICHAEL VERRECHIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Michael Verrechia talks about how making a documentary about a group of star video game players from the '80s that opened to wide acclaim at Sundance is just the start of the story. What happens afterwards is when things get really interesting. Including a lunch date with Kevin Spacey.

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Zero to Go: Composting in Beacon

BY SARAH WOMER
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Sarah Womer runs down the facts and figures of how waste in Dutchess County  is managed and about how her team at Zero to Go is trying to bring a curbside composting program to Beacon, NY.

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Blowing it...

BY MICHAEL ZELEHOVSKI
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Michael Zelehovski presents a primer on how to blow it (or not) as a contemporary artist. Miami's Art Basel provides a scenic backdrop for Mike's exhortations. Also, NSFW. So there's that.