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Bruce Bigford

in Benton Harbor

Modern Day Renaissance Man

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2016
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 5

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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Reformation and Renaissance: The Art of Caravaggio

BY KRISTIN WILSON
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Kristin Wilson highlights several paintings by Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio, who depicted powerful myths and central Catholic teachings as a response to the Protestant Reformation. 

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Russell Renaissance

BY HAVEN HARRINGTON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Haven Harrington discusses ideas and initiatives to revitalize the Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. He begins with a short history of the over 100 year old community, then focuses on its current state.

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Madrigals on my Mind

BY HEATHER ALLEN
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

How is Renaissance music staying hip in today’s modern society? Local soprano, writer and editor Heather Allen serenades us through her journey of falling in love with the Madrigal, a historical form of composition, which is as humorous as it is collaborative. 

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Close Up

BY DAVID BERNABO
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Renaissance man David Bernabo talks about his video series called "Close Up" publised on the Glass Block, a new web magazine.

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Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map

BY CHRISTINE BARRETT
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

"If you are not nervous by those beautiful maps you see, you should be."

In Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map at PechaKucha Night Baton Rogue Vol. 3Christine Barrett shares how Renaissance English and European maps bewildered people of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although beautiful and eye-catching, like any cutting-edge technology, many maps were considered unnerving, unsettling, upsetting, and even terrifying. Watch to find out why!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 2nd, 2017.

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The Psychedelic Renaissance: The Reemergence of Medical Psychedelic Use

BY MOSHE JACOBSON
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Moshe Jacobson speaks about a very personal experience he had during a psychedelic experience and how it shaped his perspective. This has led Moshe to seek to bring psychedlics out of the fog of myth and into the everyday, Listen as he describes this journey and where it is leading him today and in the future. 

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Darwinism and the Modern Man

BY STEPHEN JACKSON
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Stephen Jackson talks about how Natural Selection can still find a way to act even in our modern cosseted lifestyles.

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Renaissance Man

BY REHAN BASHIR
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

With degrees in Fine Arts, from the National College of Arts in Lahore and Parsons The New School For Design in New York, Pakistani artist Rehan Bashir's initial practice was based around painting, drawing and printmaking but has now evolved into a more transdisciplinary pursuit. Under the tutelage of Nahid Siddiqui, a renowned Kathak dance exponent, Rehan, has been exploring classical dance and performance and draws inspiration from Yoga and meditation. He has been teaching Yoga in Lahore since 2014. He has very recently performed at the Dakshina Dance Festival in Washington DC, US and at the Zofin Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. He designs bespoke bridal couture, with a special focus on craft and tradition, at The House of Kamiar Rokni, which has been regularly showcasing it's work in Lahore and internationally.

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Huts: The Renaissance Of Hutting In Scotland

BY PETER CAUNT
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

Setting up the Architects practice, Quercus Rural Building Design in 2002, in the Scottish Borders, Peter Caunt has become involved in building his own designs and those of others. With themes of energy efficiency and use of natural and locally sourced materials.  He has worked in many techniques including  timber frame, oak post and beam, ICF, SIPS, hemp lime and straw bale.  Mostly for domestic construction projects extending into hut designs for the movement that is reviving hut culture in Scotland.