KNOXVILLE Search Results: “#knoxville”

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Brigid KO Designs

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Designer Brigid Oesterling of BrigidKO creates couture costuming and clothing made primarily from innertubes and recycled materials. Her focus has been to use innertubes from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Not your typical recycled-wear, the recycled rubber material often has a leather look which the designer masterfully balances with other materials, often masking the identity of the innertube. Her work is innovative and, these unique pieces are both delicate and bold. 

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Evelyn & Elsie

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Brenna Elrod comes from a long line of collectors.  She feels that she was destined to either love or hate old stuff. And she loves it. Brenna loves it because she believes objects have stories to tell, for better or worse.  However, She finds it disconcerting because we produce so much stuff. And we produce this stuff at a cost to the environment and people. This juxtaposition of values informs the content of her blog ( and more recently her creations. Brenna Elrod's expands on these topics and explores how she choses to pursue the study of 'old stuff' and what it means to her. 

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Let Me Learn the Lessons You Have Hidden In Every Leaf and Rock

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Matthew Debardelaben shares excerpts from a short book he is writing for his boys titled, "Let Me Learn the Lessons You Have Hidden In Every Leaf and Rock." The first time we hear grandpa speak he says to the boy, “That which is lacking in the present world is a profound knowledge of the nature of things.” The book follows grandpa and the boys as they experience the world together. The book is being illustrated by Dani Collins.

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A Writers Journey: From Abject Failure to Marginal Success at Inside of

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Alan Sims focuses on his blog about the culture and life of downtown Knoxville after his failed attempt in pursing song and short story writing. His blog centers around the development, events, business, and issues of his city.

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By All Means, Craft

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Matt Culver's focuses on the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab. While this facility may be similar to fabrication shops at other design schools, Matt firmly believes that the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab is uniquely poised to draw upon a regional legacy of craft. This potential opportunity can help set it apart from other facilities.

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@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Three years ago my brothers and I got together to work on our first short film together; It was for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. If you're not sure how the 48 Hour Film Festival works, you essentially show up on a Friday night, draw a genre out of a hat, are given a character, prop and line of dialogue and then have 48 hours to make and turn in the film. It's a stressful but very fun way to spend the weekend. Our film that year, MALK, went on to win the Audience Choice Award as well as best use of genre, Mockumentary. 

It was the story of group of guys who in an effort to feel a stronger bond with their children, began lactating. They formed the Male Lactation Koalition, or Malk for short.

The film was a hit and we still get great comments on it to this day. Since then we've gone on to win the Audience Choice award for the past two years with two separate films however the soft spot in our heart has always been for our first film together.

We then figured why do we only work together once a year for a weekend? Let's do something bigger.

This presentation would be about the start of our journey to turn our off-the-wall short film into a feature: MALK the movie. By far our most ambitious project yet, it would be a followup feature mockumentary that will tell the "where are they now" story of 5 guys who have turned their local lactation group into a worldwide movement. It will all be shot locally around Knoxville, Asheville and Bristol and will be a great way to gather our friends, family as well as every new crew connection we've made through the past few years. Just three brothers trying to make a movie while still trying to live our everyday lives. 


"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2015.

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Why Knoxville Needs Central Cinema

@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Knoxville has grown into an incredibly cool city over the last few years, and a one screen indie theater could be the perfect addition to the growing list of awesome things to do in our city. The mainstream movie going experience has become less and less desirable over the years, and William Mahaffey informs how Central Cinema can become a hub for all of the film lovers seeking a better cinema experience here. We will also provide a fitting home for the many film festivals that have sprung up here over the years. On top of that, it will help with the growth of the North Knoxville/Happy Holler commercial area and make it an even more desirable hot spot for the Knoxville community.  

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Knoxville is #1

@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Most people love their city and think it’s awesome. But can you prove it?  Knoxville can. Kenneth Herring shares 20 reasons why Knoxville, Tennessee is the #1 city in America to live. 
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NEW2KNOX – Connecting Knoxville

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Making friends as an adult is hard especially when you’re new to a city.  This rang true for Emilie Finke, a newbie from Austin, Texas.  After confiding in her roommate about her struggles to find connections in Knoxville, Emily Stevens and Emily Finke decided to take action to find a solution to help newbies find community in Knoxville.  Together, they created New2Knox – a social network passionate for connecting young adults to Knoxville and one another through unique and meaningful events by partnering with local businesses. 

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Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 1

Knoxville is about to host its very first PechaKucha Night, happening this coming Friday (February 11) at West Jackson Workshops. The full list of presenters with links appears on the official event page.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 2 is set for tomorrow (April 29), at the Relix Variety Theatre -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Please note that donations will be accepted towards our Inspire Japan efforts.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 3 is happening later this month, set for June 23 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, in the south garden -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 4

As you can tell from the poster above, PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 4 is taking place this Friday, on 11/11/11, at the Relix Variety Theatre. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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PKN Posters: Knoxville Vol. 7

Artist Amos Oaks discusses his thoughts on the poster he cooked up for PKN Knoxville Vol. 7: "...The snake handlers of our region have a deep passion that takes them beyond what some may see as normal.  Their devotion moves them to take a scripture literally, face death, and come out unscathed.  In my opinion this gives them vision to take on another day. That's what anyone's vision does.  It propels them to live another day - to grab death by the neck and hang on for dear life." Check out the full explanation on PKN Knoxville's blog. Volume 7 will be held this coming Wednesday, April 24th at 6pm.  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site    

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City Focus: Knoxville

For our "City Focus" this week we head to Knoxville, Tennessee, a city that will hold its PechaKucha Night Vol. 10 on February 6. For more details and a look at the full lineup of presenters, please visit the official event page.

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City Focus: Knoxville

This week for the City Focus we visit Knoxville, a city that has started sharing its presentations online, the first batch coming from its Vol. 12 -- and the city's Vol. 13 is happening this week, on November 11.

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The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge

“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.” In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source -  helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Knoxville

PechaKucha Knoxville celebrates their PKN Vol. 28 with a playful poster, putting them under the PKN Poster Spotlight for this week. The interaction between the blue and yellow gently draws the eye in, highlighting the bright minds and ideas that will be shared at their PKN. Graphic artist Tricia Bateman illustrates the many stories that will soon be told with their PechaKucha Poster, as all the graphics are encapsulated in speech and thought bubbles. This poster anticipates a fun and eventful night on August 16th for the PechaKucha Knoxville team. We can’t wait to see you all there! To see some more fun posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Tumblr page!