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Willy Reddick

Artist in Midcoast

The Insatiable Need to Make

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2014
IN MIDCOAST @ VOL 21

Willy Reddick speaks of her traditional (and non-traditional) painting and cold connection metal work as it relates to her self-imposed, lifelong challenge of extracting a living from her insatiable need to make things.

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Hand-painted Signs

BY OSCAR BARRETO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.

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How to Make a Figurine

BY JAMES FRECKINGHAM
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jim Freckingham walks us through the process by which toy figurines are made. They are often built with the same or similar parts to save costs. Jim then shows us a mini army of toys he's designed and built himself. 

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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عالم الألوان

BY SHIFA'A ALSHOAIBI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 14, 2014

شفاء، فنانة تشكيلية، تتحدث عن صعوبات وتحديات واجهتها في مسيرتها

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Little Maine Sculptures

BY LEITH MACDONALD
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”

Leith MacDonald
 spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 

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Big Printing

BY BETH WEINTRAUB
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Artist Beth Weintraub talks about her large scale intaglio prints in this lively and funny talk.

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Process of Fabric Printing

BY RACHEL DOMINGUEZ-BENNER
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

Rachel Dominguez-Benner explains the various processes and options involved in screen printing. 

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Screen Printing Love

BY HELLO DODO
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 28, 2018

"We try to make designs to make people smile."

Printmakers Ali and Jam, aka hello DODO allow us into their home studio and world of creating screen prints, full of humour, love and COLOUR!

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Wouldn't It Be Funny If

BY KEEGAN STEELE
@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Visual artist, illustrator, and musician Keegan Steele produces two comic strips. Stressed which appears in the Uniter and My Son My Son What Have You Done, which appears in the Manitoban. In his musicial endeavors in the Principal Lyricists and Yes We Missed It, he strives to make his music more poignant and thought-provoking in contrast to the humor in which he presents through his artwork.

Nine out of ten times the thought that begins his diversified creative process always starts with – "wouldn’t it be funny if ..."