Past St Joseph Event: VOL 7

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Paradise: DIY

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Kay Hartmann is a designer, a retired professor and Pecha Kucha co-producer.  Because of her expertise in information design, she knows how difficult and challenging it is, to tell a good story, and to engage an audience both visually and verbally, using a very constrained time frame. “I love designing and I fell in love with the PK format. Short and sweet, what’s not to like?”

Kay is a retired professor from Columbia College Chicago, and a graphic designer whose research and practice is in information design.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

“If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.”

Andy Mollison is a principal at Intersect Studio, a design firm that specializes in making great places for people.  A native of Niles, he earned his degree in architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He has been involved in the debate over what makes an object or place beautiful since his first studio class back in 1992.  In this PK he attempts to synthesize 2,400 years of theory on the subject into one axiom to guide the creative process towards an aesthetic worthy of human experience.

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I Am the Greatest

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

John Sauve is at heart an artist; a sculptor, but he is also the non-profit leader of his own Sauvé Art Foundation, community activist, and teacher to inner-city children through his art programs.  His sculpture work was recently shown at the Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in 2012, which included fifty-five large-scale outdoor sculptures from around the world and also included in the 2012 Krasl Biennial Sculpture Exhibition located in St Joe, Michigan. But his most interesting work currently is an on-going sculpture installation, The Man In The City, is which has been literally turning heads all over Metro and downtown Detroit.

The “I am the Greatest” project introduces Muhammad Ali to a new generation. Ali’s story will highlight the over-whelming amount of adversity he faced in standing up for his beliefs and the influence he has had on his generation.  

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The Best Idea

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Frank Cheswick believes that sometimes our best ideas are not new products or services.  A game changing idea may come from an insight into a defect of our character.  Once the defect is identified and controlled, good stuff can happen.


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Crinoids & Meditation

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 

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Random Slides Improvisation

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jerry Price & Dave Krock are two community leaders in Southwest, Michigan. Together they take on a Random Slides Improvised PK titled "2016 Year In Review. 

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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Unwrapping the Gift of Toastmasters

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Marcia Bednar's Pecha Kucha is titled “Unwrapping the Gift of Toastmasters.” Marcia has been with Toastmaster since 2007 and this talk is about that journey. She also volunteers at her church, is a mentor for Jobs for Life in Benton Harbor, supports her hubby's business as the payroll clerk and has her own home-based business as an Accessory Stylist for Premier Designs Jewelry.

Marcia dabbles in hobbies as well -  knitting, sewing, reading, scrapbooking, gardening, cycling, hiking, camping, and traveling... *whew*

Though a native of the South suburbs of Chicago, Marcia has been a resident of Stevensville for the past 23 years, where she lives with her husband James. They’ve been married for 36 years and have 3 children with one grand baby coming in February!


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A Community That CARES; Working toward a world stigma-free of HIV

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Your local HIV service agency CARES is here for your community. Beth Haire-Lewis and Chris Rice share the latest amazing scientific advancements on treatment and PrEP, a daily medication that prevents on HIV. We share a message of hope and love on today, December 1 - World AIDS Day.

BETH HAIRE-LEWIS was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She currently works at CARES (Community AIDS and Resource Education Services) and enjoys her job where she helps people who are living with and affected by HIV find treatment, support, and lead whole healthy lives. Beth does community outreach about HIV awareness and health education. Ask her anything!  She is a board member of the Out Center and NTAA, one of the MCs and Co-Chairs for the Gene Harris Coming Home Concert in Downtown Benton Harbor, performs with the band Sankofa, and occasionally MCs at the Livery’s Open Stage - you can catch her singing there and in her church choir. Beth is animal friendly, fun, and loves all people!

Chris Rice is a out and proud marketing professional bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy to corporate America. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, and coming out at the age of 15, Chris decided he would never go back into the closet to climb the corporate ladder. He gives back to the community by organizing an annual fundraiser at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago's River North neighborhood supporting organizations like Project Fierce Chicago, the Out Center, Mr. Friendly, and CARES. Chris has served as the co-lead of the Whirlpool Pride Network, LGBTQ resource group for Whirlpool Corporation since 2013, on several local boards, was Mr. Campit Leather 2015, and honored as one of Windy City Times 2015 30 Under 30 for his advocacy efforts in the workplace.

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Content To Be Determined

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

DAVE CARLOCK is a 31-year veteran of the entertainment business whose work as a recording engineer and record producer, touring musician, and songwriter first made him Googleable. His continuing work as an Independent Content Creator of Sound and Image has earned him a Grammy Award certificate, two Platinum Record Awards, and a Paragon Award in advertising. Currently, he works with national and international artists recording or mixing records and making music videos at his production studio in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

As a performer: you may have seen Dave on MTV with Snoop Dogg; on YouTube with Blink-182; on Jimmy Kimmel Live with punk-rockers The Transplants; or at various St. Joseph fundraisers, such as the 2014 & 2016 SJHS Encore with the Encore Orchestra and the 2014 & 2015 Women's Service League Charity Ball, with his multi-media show, 'Projection'. Next month, he'll be wrapping up his third year in residency as a solo at The Lakehouse and Tosi's restaurants.

As an educator: his semi-weekly Funkin' Rock School is now in its sixth year of helping junior high students and above discover the love of making popular music straight from their playlists.

As the "Voice of the Mendel Center", he's been talking to you during your commute or through your television without your knowing it for the last 5 seasons. Bet you didn't know that!

As a writer: you may have read Dave's work as a weekly print columnist; and he can regularly be found on Facebook, holding court on any topic he finds fascinating from politics to dating to popular culture, as SW Michigan's favorite Liberal.

John Sauve
Artist in Detroit, MI
Kay Hartmann
Graphic designer, Taught Design at Columbia College Chicago for 30 years in Three Oaks
Andrew Mollison, AIA
Architect, Mollison Architecture in Saint Joseph