Past Flagstaff Event: VOL 3

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Word of Art

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Elizabeth Hellstern explores forms of art that go beyond the visual.  She developed and deployed 'tele-poem' booths which provide a haptic engagement for people to interface with poetry using old rotary phones.

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Life at the South Pole Station, Antartica

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Curtis Moore has spent time at McMurdo station in Antarctica.  He shares some day-to-day operations and experiences at this remote base which houses about 1000 people in the southern summer.

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To Each his Own: Special Stuff

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Rachel Waters is a museum conservator who shares her insight into what people find special and valuable. She explores the disparity between what individuals hold as special and its market value and how to approach the preservation of that which has more of the former than the latter.

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Creating a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

What is a national monument and why do we need one surrounding Grand Canyon National Park? Alicyn Gitlin lays out the amazing values at risk surrounding Grand Canyon, and explains why they are in danger.  The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument is a popular idea, supported by tribes, elected officials, athletes, scientists, and conservation groups.  Please take a moment to learn why you should support it, too!

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Design: Solving Mysteries Before they Happen

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Paul Moore presents on his process of architectural design which parallels a mystery story that we don't the ending because it hasn't happened yet.  His design uses authentic practices, processes and places which start with the unknown end in mind and accept reality as it is.

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Conversation Prints: Artful Dialogues about Reproductive Rights

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

"Conversation print" is the industry term for fabric prints that re not floral or geometric.  Darcy Falk talks about her project that moves beyond prints that featuring golf clubs and kitchen appliances.  She is developing garments using vintage patterns and unique fabric that sparks conversations about topics that we don't usually talk about at the dinner table.  The result is conversation prints that stimulate artful dialog about reproductive rights.

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The History and Impact of Gear on Climbing

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

From pitons to cams, Brian McLean walks through the history of climbing gear.  Modern equipment addresses ethical issues related to early gear.  Brian also explores different climbing techniques that have evolved over time.

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Creative Block

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Chelsea Kavanagh explores the phenomenon of creative block in producing her art and provides some suggestions for overcoming it.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 1st, 2017.

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Prairie Grass Ballet

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Owen Fritts talks about the iterative process of developing a piece of public art for the Arts Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. The resulting sculpture is local in form and expresses meaning through movement, stewardship and material.



Darcy Falk
Artist and writer, Darcy Falk Textile Arts in Flagstaff, AZ
Elizabeth Hellstern
Writer, artist in Flagstaff
Owen Fritts
Sculptor , Self in Flagstaff
Paul Moore
Architect, self in Flagstaff
Bryan Bates
Retired Science Instructor; Naturalist, Retired Coconino Community College in Flagstaff