PechaKucha Presentation

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Ben Frisch

Creative Advertising and Production Company, Self in Collingwood

Ben Frisch has been an artist since the age of 2. He sold his first drawing to a classmate in grade 6 and he was hooked. Art as a career can be a challenging path to take especially as a portrait artist and that pursuit dominated his 20’s. Although Ben had many ups and downs, that dream never came to fruition. His passion for portraiture was put on a shelf and now at 36, he has not made art for a long time. It’s sad to think that dream may have died but in hindsight, Ben now sees the paradox that plagued him. This is the story of Ben's career as a portrait artist and why he was doomed to fail.

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My Life as an Artist

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Zeb Olsen shares her life as an artist, in between teaching, working in a shop, and mothering a daughter. From being a guitarist in a band to a sculptor to a painter, Zeb's path has taken her all around Australia and she finds inspiration everywhere she goes. 

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Painting Is Life

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2014

Painter Taraji Almatari struggled to achieve her ambitions in a city where art gets little recognition, and tells us how she brought her achievements into a reality.

An Artist, Painter, Struggled In Life To Achive Her Ambitions 
Specially In A City Where Art Has No Recognition 
She Made Her Achivments Come To Life.

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Cascading Dreams

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

In this presentation we get to see some of the results of Dorothy Fagan's 6 week artist residency in France. And yet, through the PechaKucha process we also get to hear and see Dorothy take us through her inspriations, techniques, processes, details, and materials used to arrive at those finished pieces. The work is stunning. The background is fascinating.

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Just Keep Painting


Leonard Siaw shares his personal story on his growth as an artist despite the ridicule of people around him on his childhood ambition. With pure love for the arts, he continues to develop his skills in portrait drawings and painting and shows some of his notable 3D artworks in the city.

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Life as an Artist

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Bethany Lau talks about her art and the beauty that she sees in finding your identity.

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My Double Life


Artist Jaye Ho explores a variety of themes including urban mythology, paradoxes and military structures, through her sculptures, installations and paintings. She will also talk about her ‘double life’ as a twin.

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Art Lessons

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

"You don't have to love art or know a lot about the artist to glean something from it."

In "Art Lessons" from PechaKucha Night Dubuque Vol. 9David Schmitz shares his favorite artists and their works to dive into their deeper meaning and what they can teach us about everyday life.

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How I became a Struggling Artist

@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Laura Fraedrich talks about how she became a professional artist and an art teacher.

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Evolution of an "Artist"

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Anthony "Scooter" DiMaggio was born and raised here in Michigan but has lived half his life in New York City. Naturally, he combines a homespun mid-western practicality with a more global and holistic sensibility. As a visual artist, he moved quickly from drawing, to painting, to sculpture, then on to wacky invention. After graduate school, he reluctantly moved into the real world and among other things; enjoyed life as a bartender, helped to start a custom made bobblehead business, and began to seriously confront the age-old existential ponderings that yearn for spiritual enlightenment. Today, he expands this evolution with fresh intention and personality to share his brand of humor and awareness through newer features and formats.