Past Asheville Event: VOL 20

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How Needle Exchanges can Build Trust in the Community

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Bill Brooks makes an argument for supporting needle exchanges in our community by illustrating the benefits to both active and non-users.

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First Grade Gardening

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Heather Gast and Buzz Durham have gardened with children at Grace Covenant Church for about a decade and we decided to bring gardening into her classroom this past year. With a small grant, we set out on a garden adventure with Heather’s eighteen Weaverville First Grade Students. Our objectives were to introduce the students to issues of hunger and what we and others are and can do to ease those pains by growing your own food no matter your age….and to get our hands in the dirt in a way that these kids may not have done before!

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What's On Your Rear End?

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

David Carr has never seen so many bumper stickers in one location as Asheville, NC. He's got over 500 bumper sticker photos. The local newspaper, "Mountain Xpress", even has an annual "Best Of" category for these paper-vinyl tweets. "What's On Your Rear End?" is David's take and commentary on the best bumper stickers in this area.

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The Monty Hall Problem

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

The so-called "Monty Hall problem" is a probability puzzle that captured the public imagination when it was widely publicized in the early 1990s. This popularization and a backlash from flummoxed mathematics PhDs raised some interesting issues around gender. In his PechaKucha talk, Jay Hill explores a bit of this history and tries to give an explanation of the problem.

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Adventures in Graphic Design

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Adventures in graphic design in Asheville, NC. Jenny Fares explains her work and different solutions for her clients as designs evolve through the design process and more.

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Bridging Generations

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Kami Ahrens presentation explores the ways that Foxfire, a history museum, magazine, and book anthology based in Mountain City, Georgia, engages with the local community to capture, preserve, and share Southern Appalachian heritage. She also addresses methods for the preservation and continuation of heritage skills, especially among Appalachian youth, that are unique to the area.

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Clearing a Hurdle by Finding Inspiration

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a graphic designer and photographer, Reggie Tidwell found himself not embracing his photographer side and lacking the confidence to take on high-end projects and charge a respectable rate. Over the last 2 years, he has found his inspiration and is now earning as much as a photographer as with his design work. Reggie has also garnered the respect of photographers that he's always admired and even looked up to.

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An Experiment in Creativity

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.

Bill Brooks
in Asheville
David Carr
Facili-Edu-Tainer, Carrpe Diem! in ASHEVILLE
Kami Ahrens
Assistant Curator, The Foxfire Fund, Inc. in Franklin
Buzz Durham
Retired in Weaverville
Jenny Fares
Creative Director, Senior Designer, Sound Mind Creative in Asheville, NC
Reggie Tidwell
Graphic Designer/Photographer, Self-Employed in Asheville
Heather Gast
First Grade Teacher, Buncombe County Schools in Asheville