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Keven Montembeault

Adjoint à la coordination, Centre d'artistes Espace virtuel in Chicoutimi

The Art of Keven Montembeault


Keven Montembeault is an interdisciplinary artist that came to our event to talk about his work. His presentation is a tour through his inspiration into his creation, as he makes illustrations, photography, frame to frame animations and sculptures. (in French)

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The Artists and the Others

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Jessica Capra and Nika Dings promote their project, The Artists and the Others, aimed at bringing together young artists from different fields, and introducing them to each other, as well as established artists and galleries in the Maastricht art scene. In doing so they hope to increase the amount of collaboration between the fields, and make the city more appealing for emerging artists.

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Imagination in Animation

@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Animation professor Almog Mizrahi, expresses himself through animation, and understands what goes into the cartoons that we see. He tries to push and challenge his students, and artists alike, to make from their imagination, and not what has already been made. 

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HIT AND MISS: 10 Years of Photo Illustration

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tom Allen, full-time artist and award-winning illustrator, talks about his recent 'hits' and 'misses' as he navigates the uncertain world of magazine freelance photo-illustration. Publication credits include Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and OUT magazine.

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Beauty & Ornaments

@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Intricate details and rich images create an atmosphere that interests and captivates. Inspired by the rich history of art and ancient craftsmanship, Bram Knol does not believe in “Less is more”. Instead, we aspire grandness and the beauty of perfectionism.

With Mephisto, Bram made a statement about his view on modern design by creating a sports-car inspired by Barok and Gothic art.

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Abstract Animation in Physical Space

@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Auzani Zeda expresses how nature and music inspires her abstract animation creations and how she translates it into physical visual and audio forms. She shows us how personal emotions bring to the creation of this new form of art that gives an out of the world experience to audiences and explains why it is kept in an abstract form.

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Some of My Favorite Things: Book Artists and Their Work

@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Maryann Riker introduces us to the work of "Book Artists" who create sculptures from books through carving, collage and other techniques.

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Animation Inspiration

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

"Our heritage gives life to our spirit." 

Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output.  In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work.  We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.

Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.

Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.

Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband.  Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.

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Females in Comics and Animation


Women have been underrepresented in literature, comics, and animation.  In the Pacific, traditional indigenous ideals of female beauty have been marred by distorted western representations of exoticism, objectification, and sexualization. This team of creatives shares their thoughts about this problem, the work being done to change this, and their representations of ancestral female heroines and contemporary female superheroes in their comics and animated films. Michael CeballosMary Hattori, and Christopher Caravalho share. 

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Childrens Book Illustration

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Margaret Sturton would like to share the amazing experience of studying children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.