Past St Joseph Event: VOL 4

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February 11, 2016
@ Box Factory for the Arts
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Nymphs, Duns, and Spinners: the Making of a Hatch Guide

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Ann Miller has a love for bugs & fishing, who knew! And she tells us all about it in 6.6 minutes.

Ann’s most recent project stemmed from her love of fly fishing and teaching. While teaching beginning and intermediate fly fishing schools, she became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive Midwest information on insect hatches, taxonomy, behavior, and flies to match them. An aquatic biologist, she decided to tackle the world of bugs head on, and the result is the Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams. The field guide was published in January, 2012 (Frank Amato Publications).

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The Six Foot Bonsai - A Tale of Cultural Addiction

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Stacy Gleiss, a self-proclaimed Japanese junkie, lived multiple lives in the course of her 21-year cultural addiction which began in 1980 when she went on a youth exchange. Two years later she became the Japanese wife of a traditional man and the deeded daughter of a legacy estate on the remote island of Sado. In the years that followed she was an “education mama,” karaoke queen, teacher, and an interpreter/trainer in the automotive industry before coming to Whirlpool. From 2005-2007 Stacy’s articles on the humorous side of northern Michigan life were a monthly centerfold feature in the U.P.’s Porcupine Press. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a non-fiction book titled “The Six Foot Bonsai.” 

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A Sense of Place - New Paintings from a New Locale

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

David Baker walks us through a collection of of artwork, in watercolor, that captures the changing seasons, light and environment thoughout an entire year in southwest Michigan.  

David is a lifelong artist/teacher who has recently relocated to the St. Joseph area. He serves as Art Professor Emeritus at Southwestern Michigan College, where he has taught for three and one half decades. Additionally, he is a faculty member of Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck and The Krasl Art Center.

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Looking Inward, Looking Outward - Almost 94... Wow!

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Gloria Weberg has done a heck-of-a-lot in her 94 years! She takes us through her inspiring journey from the beginning, growing up in New York to today, having learned what it means to love.

Born in New York City March 2, 1922. Grew up in the depression era. Witnessed the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. A breathtaking fairyland to an eleven year old and still is. Loved to roller skate on 2-wheeler roller skates on the sidewalks of New York. Graduated from from Far Rockaway High School in 1939. College in 1977 after raising 7 children, A dedicated social/political activist, an avid reader, an advocate for diversity and exercise, a frustrated artist and actor.

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Eat. Drink. Beer Happy. - The Journey of Silver Harbor Brewing Co.

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Michael Gross tell us his story of opening a Michigan Brewing Company in his story called Eat.Drink.Beer Happy, The Journey of Silver Harbor Brewing Co

Silver Harbor Brewing Co has something big brewing. Arriving this Spring learn about how we've transformed a building from 1900 to become what will be St. Joe's very own brewery / restaurant and more about the team behind the scenes making it all happen. Committed to the Mitten, we'll discuss local sourcing and give a sneak peak of our menu, beer line up and more. 
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Aja Nachle! (Let's Dance!)

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Navya Mastanaiah grew up in India and arrived in the USA about 8 years ago. She trained early on in a form of Indian classical dance called Bharatanatyam. As life progressed, she began imbibing different forms of western dance through school performances, impromptu jazz classes and the like. 

Since childhood, through college, even in the USA where she initially struggled to make friends, Dance has always been her go-to language for breaking barriers, making friends and buildingmemories.

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07.13.08 - Here's What Happened...

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Family is a big deal to Stefany Holland; so is letting people know how drunk driving can affect all human beings and their loved ones. One in every three people will be in some sort of drunk driving accident in their life time, and most alcohol-related car accidents that occur happen to only one car. On July 13, 2008, her family was directly affected by these very real statistics. The drunk-driving accident brought her family closer together, proving that when we pull together with our families, it makes stronger. Stefany has been passionate about sharing this story so that people can understand the real impact that drunk-driving has on us.


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Photographic Perspectives

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

It's the simple things in life that make us truly happy. Jerry Anderson is able to capture these simple things through photography. He is inspired by nature, catching things in perfect natural light, and being able to see all the texture.

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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.

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@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

Gloria Weberg
Retired Social Worker in St. Joseph
Stacey Gleiss
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
David Baker
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Navya Mastanaiah
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Jerry Anderson
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
Mark Strauss
Communications Trainer and Screenwriter in Sawyer, MI
Stefany Holland
Architecture Technician, Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Dowagiac