Past Fort Collins Event: VOL 5

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August 16, 2018
@ The Downtown Artery

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Encounters with the Goddess

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Katie Hoffner is the niece of the late Lydia Ruyle, a world-renowned artist, scholar and author of the Divine Feminine. Katie and Lydia shared many a global adventure searching for the goddess story. Lydia created over 300 banners of Goddess icons from around the world. Since her passing, Katie continues to travel with the banners to sacred sites and tell their stories whenever she has the chance. This is a chance to meet and greet the Divine Feminine through a visual HERstory of Lydia Ruyle’s Goddess banners from around the world.

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Water Soul

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Sam Shada shares a couple of original poems on the topics of water, soul, and humanity. Sam works through complicated ideas and shares his conclusions with you.

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Human Animal Bond and Doggie Olympics

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Kristen Heller is a crazy "dog lady" and would take my dog everywhere if she could! Kristen will show how interacting with your dog creates a bond and is fun for both of you. And one way to create that bond is to participate in an event like Doggie Olympics.

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Fort Fun

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Fort Collins, it wasn't until Tyler Gunderson moved away that he realized how spoiled he was to live in such a great state. Needless to say, he came running back, and has since made it a point to take in all Colorado has to offer.

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Pretty Poses: History of the Pinup

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

There has always been a desire for images of an erotic nature, even when society was bound by stringent of rules of propriety. This was overcome by the birth of portraying scantily clad ladies as an art form. Long before sexting and nude selfies, in a time when showing even your ankles was risque, there was the pinup. Pinups have helped shaped modem perceptions of sex and paved the way for real bodies to be real sexy. Jana shares the history of the pinup.

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A World of Faces

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In his talk, Kent Tompkins shares captivating candid portraits of the various people he encountered during his world travels. Not only did Kent photograph these individuals, he bonded with them to dive deeper into the inner workings of their culture and lives. He has specially selected photographs during his encounters with Native Americans, Egyptians, and Indians, all of which who have unique stories to share. This presentation makes one reminiscent of famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaed's quote, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” 

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Rwanda, Up Close and Personal

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In 2016, Claire Bouchard's daughter graduated from CSU and got a new job. How thrilling! The U.S. government hired her daughter to be a Peace Corps Education Volunteer, in Rwanda, Africa, for 27 months. Rwanda is still recovering from their horrible genocide 24 years ago. Like any caring parent, Claire was unsure how this was all going to work out. And so 14 months into her service, Claire went there to see it for myself. How could Claire have prepared for the joy and peace that greeted her? For seven days, Claire was embraced by wonderful people, and saw how much they love Claire's daughter, too. This is a story of discovery and awe.

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Placemaking by Design

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Craig Russell talks about creating places for people that are sensitive to their location and context, authentic and timeless and provide flexibility and connection to nature.

Jana Knapp Sanchez
General Do-Gooder, LaunchNo.CO in Fort Collins
Claire Bouchard
Community Impact in Fort Collins
Shaye Fitzgerald
in Fort Collins
Kristen Heller
in Fort Collins
Tyler Gunderson
in Fort Collins
Kent Tompkins
Photographer/Videographer/Psychotherapist, Self Employed in Fort Collins
Katie Hoffner
in Fort Collins
Sam Shada
Insurance Agent in Fort Collins
Craig Russell
in Fort Collins