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The Artist's Dilemma

PRESENTED ON OCT 26, 2017
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 2

Kevin Romeo gives a narrative built around the life of Johnny Cash with an underlying theme of artistic showmanship and autheticity. 

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Pepers, karpers en rock n' roll

BY FRANK KIMENAI
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

Frank Kimenai is een veelzijdig man. Promotor van rockbands, fanantiek visser en chilli fijnproever. In deze presentatie deelt hij zijn levensmotto om jou te inspireren om 'heeeeel veel leuke dingen te doen'.

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The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist

BY ARIEL CLAYTON KARAS
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

In "The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist," professional violinist Ariel Clayton Karas chronicles humorous aspects of her musical journey and addresses the challenges classical musicians face with a genre long-considered to be "high art." Her presentation unfolds simply through all-text slides paired with a rotating soundtrack of music clips. Through "The Dilemma of the Modern Violinist," Ariel hopes new listeners will be inspired, and that "the keepers of this beautiful, unique genre of music never lose sight of its power to connect, not separate."

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Guitars, Rock and Roll, the Stranglers, David Bowie and MORE!

BY JOHN ELLIS
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 22, 2016

John Ellis shares on a number of topics including his time with the Strangerls meeting Iggy Pop and David Bowie...and MORE! Ellis is an English guitarist and songwriter.

Between late 1990 and 2000, Ellis was a member of the punk rock band The Stranglers, starting with the album Stranglers In the Night. During that period he also created music for European Art exhibitions and several short films. Ellis left the Stranglers in 2000. He is an exponent of the E-bow guitar.

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An Artist's Encounter with Lacquer

BY MARIE DO HYMAN-BONEU
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lacquer is an ancient art that is the subject of Marie-Do Hyman-Boneu's presentation. She is a French artist who has been working with vegetal lacquer since 2001, when she travelled overland from Europe to Hanoi in Vietnam. What exactly is lacquer and how does she use it in her personal creative process? Marie Do shares her practice with us in ‘An artist's encounter with lacquer.’

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The Road Song Challenge

BY SCOTT CORBIN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

On behalf of The Jank Guitar Store, Scott Corbin presents “The Road” song contest, which encourages and rewards excellence of creative expression. The contest not only gives young people of the Tri-Cities (Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles, Illinois) an outlet for their creative aspirations, it also showcases the region’s amazing talent, as contestants interpret the song “The Road” by Casely and The Jank through a musical cover, musical remix, or dance performance.

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Lady Cannibal (Or It's Not Too Late for Rock and Roll)

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Rock bands are typically thought of as a young person's game. Megan Garza talks about what she learned after joining a band for the first time in her 30's.

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Music Loves Me & You

BY PIETER ANROPUTRA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2017

Playing a guitar since elementary school, Pieter Anroputra found his passion on music. Take his study in Institute Kesenian Jakarta, then lately as a vocalist for EDEN Band. He share his experiences from festival to recording artist and never stop to keep making music that not only for him but for people.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life

BY LANCE PORTER
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

Lance Porter is a music nerd. He has been obsessed with punk rock since 1980, when he saw Devo on late-night TV. (I know Devo isn’t really punk, but I was 10, OK?) His music nerdiness has dictated almost every move in his life, including the cities he chose to live in and the woman he married. However, it took just over 30 years for him to finally get the guts to live out a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy and form his own band.

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Ricky Learns Everything

BY RICKY TEEL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Ricky Teel is a graphic designer by profession. But in this presentation he talks about all the other diverse things that he does and has had to learn as a creative freelancer.