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Tara Houston

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at LSU and pet parent in Baton Rouge

The Obi Project: Lessons about being an artist I learned from my dog

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2018
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 9

Over their 6 year relationship, Tara Houston and her dog have taught each other quite a bit. He knows how to sit, shake, and say 'Hi,' and she knows how to avoid some pitfalls that plagued her prior to her dog-induced lifestyle changes. She's helped him become a snuggly loving dog and he’s helped make her a better artist and educator.

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Life Lessons From My Dog

BY NORMANDA LAWLESS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Normanda Lawless shares with us some of the life lessons she learned from her dog. This includes things like smiling every day, appreciating even the little things, and remaining curious.

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Lessons I Learned From Playing Organized Basketball

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Brimah Vonjo explains some of the lessong he learned from playing basketball, including being prepared, working hard, and taking responsibility for your actions. 

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Paintings about Dogs..

BY ADRIENNE ISNARD
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 05, 2015

Adrienne Isnard talks about the many different type of dog she enjoys to paints. She also uses many unique styles and platforms to paint with, from watercolors to Microsoft paint.

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Why I Quit My Job To Spend More Time With My Dog

BY ABISHEK SRIDHARAN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Listen to Abishek Sridharan's story of his labrador Bamm Bamm and why it is important to be the person your dog thinks you are. 

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Dogs Dogs Dogs

BY STEVEN PETERMAN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:

fosterdogsnyc.com

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My Top 20 of things I've learned about the UK and things I don't yet understand

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Susan Schweitzer immigrated to the UK from the US 7 years ago. Here, she presents her Top 20 of things that she has learned about the UK in that time and all the things she doesn't yet understand.

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Aggieland Pets with a Purpose

BY KIT DARLING
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Kit Darling talks about how her organization's trained pets share their unconditional love to enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of members of their community. Aggieland Pets With A Purpose is a non-profit volunteer organization.

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The Guilty Pleasures of Roadside Architecture or A Boy, a Girl and a Hot Dog Stand

BY CATHY O'HARA WEISS
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

Roadside/novelty architecture is to architects, as Twinkies are to a pastry shef: comical, cheap and not worth of comparison to the real thing. So it is with great reluctance and at the risk of ridicule by my fellow architects that I admit...not only do I like it, I am facinated and inspired by it. 

Cathy O'Hara Weiss' PechaKucha will look at what lessons might be learned from this "architecture" and suggest that the dividing line between good design and novelty architecture is less distinct than you might think.

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Lessons learned from Arabic calligraphy

BY GRACE ABELL
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Dabbling in a new skill teaches us more than we realise. Here's how graphic designer Grace Abell applied Arabic calligraphy to her professional practise in York.