Past Beacon Event: VOL 3

Large wide quinns


September 17, 2015
@ Quinn's

Third times a charm(!?). Vol. 3, the Back to Schooling edition, once again at Quinn's. Come on out and see what your neighbors have been up to.

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Passive House 101

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Anthony Barrale of River Architects schools the crowd on the history of passive houses in America, starting with their inception in Europe and continuing onto local projects in the NY area.

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Places and Poems by the Gumheads and YELLOWBUNNY

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Places and Poems with the Gumheads & Yellow Bunny
read by Kirsten Mosher and Butch Francis

The Gumheads are chewed up, spit talkin and stuck on Yellow Bunny.

YELLOW BUNNY: BUTT TALKS-what Sweet-Heart candy’s say.
There is YELLOW.
It’s a BUNNY.

This year in Beacon,
Mohammed at the All in One Store,
And Shaw plus the regulars at the Mobile Station
Let Them In
And OUT.

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TracBall Heros

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

"I often describe Tracball as a combination of tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, curling, waterpolo, chess, and sailing." 

In "Tracball Heros" from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 3, famed Tracball Legend Richard McElroy III stands in for Liam Goodman to (comedically) elucidate us on the fabled past and historical roots of the ancient "sport" of TracBall, shining a spotlight on the legends of the game (himself included). If you're not laughing by the time his story leads to a nearly fatal injury, after which McElroy was saved by scrapbooking (!) which unexpectedly lead him to a life of Tracball philanthropy(!!), you will be when, in closing, he coerses the crowd to sing him Happy 40th Birthday. (Performance Comedy at its finest.)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 20th, 2015. 

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How to Butcher a Pig in less than 7 Minutes

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

"The hardest thing is balancing the length of the saw against the size your body parts... I run into torque problems."

In "How to Butcher a Pig in less than 7 Minutes" from PechaKucha Beacon Vol. 3 Barbara Fisher AKA "Barb the Butcher", proves that creativity has no boundaries and just how off-the-wall a topic the PechaKucha 20x20 format can work for. She skools the crowd in 7 minutes or less, on how to turn a pig into a meal. Not for the faint of heart.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. 

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Tools of the Trade

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Artist Matt Kinney explains how his artistic practice of gorgeously rendered tools in exotic hardwoods was informed by his day job of carpentry.

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Yarnbomber or Troublemaker?

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Artist Diana Currie gives a brief overview of the history of yarnbombing before diving head on into the kerfuffle that has threatened to tear our little town of Beacon, NY apart(!!!).

Diana Currie
in Beacon
Liam Goodman
Photographer in Beacon
Anthony Barrale
River Architects in Beacon
Matt Kinney
artist, sculptor in Beacon
Kirsten Mosher
Gumhead's Sister in Beacon
Barbara Fisher
Butcher, Barb's Butchery in Beacon