Past Bryan Event: VOL 5

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December 01, 2015
@ Grand Stafford Theater


On December 1 we experienced presentations from Dr. Reuben May (aka rapper Reginald S. Stuckey), Helen DeWolf and Kay McWilliams of the Brazos Spinners and Weavers Guild, world traveler Renata Myers, artist Becky Phillips, and Dr. Cyrus Manesh co-founder of the IMM Design Lab. We had a great turnout and look forward to our next PK on March 1!

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From Humble Beginnings: The Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild and INTERSECTIONS Textile Learning Center & Gallery

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Kay McWilliams and Helen Dewolf will take you from our beginnings more than 35 years ago to the present.  We will introduce you to a group of textile and fiber enthusiasts and artisans who share a passion for all things fiber.  We will give you a glimpse of the future of where that passion is leading. Take that trip with us and let share our enthusiasm for the hand-crafted works produced by local artisans.

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Complexity of Design in the Third Millennium

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Dr. Cyrus Manesh discusses the complexity of sustainable design in the third millennium.

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Impressions of Guinea, West Africa

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Photographer Renata Myers discusses the people she met in her travels in Africa, and her experiences capturing them through the lens of her camera.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

"You need to rap for us the way you rap in your videos!"  

-Student of Dr. May. 

In Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Bryan, Vol. 5, Dr. Reuben May talks about growing up disadvantaged and how he got to be a professor and award winning author, as well as a rapper featured in notable publications.

This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, Janurary 12th, 2015.  

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The Long Black Wig Project

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.”

In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space.

A multitude of video vignettes are projected within it’s relative space. With titles such as Miss Sara Tonin’s Fancy and My Feminism Hurts My Marriage, the imagery is strangely eerie with a feminine edge as if there were an invisible link to the past lives of women associated with Surrealism. A long wig is seen throughout the work and acts as a connective fiber.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. 

Renata Myers
ESL teacher, musician, photograper. in College Station
Reuben May
Professor, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Becky Eddy Phillips
Artist/ Adjunct Art Professor, Blinn College in College Station
Cyrus Manesh
Architect, IMM Designlab in Bryan
Helen Dewolf
conservator, Texas A&M University in Bryan