Past Beacon Event: VOL 2

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June 16, 2015
@ Quinn's

And... we're back! Vol. 1 of PechaKucha was a smashing success so we're back with Vol. 2. Come on out and once again see what your neighbors have been up to!

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The Miracle of Matter and the Intuition of Scale

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Sculptor Emil Alzamora breaks down how his sculptural practice celebrates the sheer miracle of a physical universe and how he explores it through the use of scale. From neuronal maps to cities connected by streams of light, it's trippy stuff.

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Old, New, Tourist Beacon; Bridging the Divide

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ali Muhammad, a Beacon City Councilmember Elect, adresses the divide between "Old" and "New" Beacon. Beacon, NY has seen a lot of rapid changes in the past few years, and while most agree it's for the better, Ali uses this opportunity to address the fact that divisions exist within our small but mighty city. How we move forward is a choice everyone who lives in Beacon must make.

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Color Studies

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Photographer Meredith Heuer talks about how the color theories of both Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers have influenced her latest work. Both the material she winds up using and the results she achieves are quite striking.

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Pratical Utopias

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"It resonated with people... People loved the idea of pranking the New York Times."

In Practical Utopias from Beacon Vol. 2, Multidisciplinary artist Steve Lambert really puts the public in public art. Through a series of traveling exhibits, installations, pranks, interventions and participatory events, he uses his art to address a wide range of subjects, investigating assumptions, current events and public opinion. Funny, thoughtful, and skillfully executed.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 

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A Life in Lace

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.

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Beacon Free Media

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Mike Burdge talks about plans to create Beacon Free Media, a skill sharing collective to pool local resources among artists, musicians and film makers to barter services and share expertise. A rising tide lifts all boats, so get aboard.

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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."

In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015.