Past St Joseph Event: VOL 1

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May 14, 2015
@ The Livery Microbrewery

We are so lucky to have many bright and creative minds right here in our small community and are excited that the next PechaKucha event will be held at The Livery Microbrewery (Official) in Benton Harbor. It's fun and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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Design: Right Brain, Left Brain, or Somewhere in the Middle?

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Christopher Gregory, an industrial designer shares his thoughts on how different mindframes guide design work, and how a wholistic, balanced perspective can help create meaning in our lives. What will you create?

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Clandestino Co. \ When Co-Workers Become Your Accomplices

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Estela Duhart shows us what it looks like when a group of co-workers undertake an interactive sculpture project. Exploring the power of sound and color, the group used many layers of thermochromic paint and arduino boards to complete their sculpture in only one week. Originally from Mexico City, Estela explores how passion, trust, and collaboration makes coming to the office more intriguing and inspiring. 

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Growing Community Music in South Haven

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Lotte Resek shares a personal story of her dreams to be a punk rocker, and how she ended up taking lessons at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Lotte took her love of guitar strumming to the lakeside city of South Haven, Michigan to build community through music. Teaching music has become her 'transformationl moment'.

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Coming Home, Coming Together

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Beth Haire-Lewis and Jamie Balkin share their memories of the Coming Home Coming Together concert that started 17 years ago in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It's a yearly event for friends and families to come together and enjoy the art of music. Kids end up having the most fun as they look forward to the tradition. 

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HIT AND MISS: 10 Years of Photo Illustration

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tom Allen, full-time artist and award-winning illustrator, talks about his recent 'hits' and 'misses' as he navigates the uncertain world of magazine freelance photo-illustration. Publication credits include Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and OUT magazine.

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed."

In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self-produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

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Fight or Flight

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

Christopher Gregory
Industrial Designer in Saint Joseph
Pam Kirkham
Fine Artist, Self-employed in Bridgman
Thomas Allen
Artist, Self-Employed in Coloma
Beth Scaccia
expansioneer, Freespace in San Francisco
Tami Miller
Curator, Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph