SIOUX FALLS Search Results: “Stories”
SIOUX FALLS PRESENTATIONS
Cinema Falls: A Love Story
BY JULIE ANDERSON FRIESEN
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 06, 2015
Julie Anderson Friesen is the founder of Cinema Falls, a film organization dedicated to building community and exhibiting indie film, world cinema and documentaries in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She's a co-owner of post-production facility Dakota Video & Post with her husband of 24 years. Motivated to create something for her community based on her love of film, she launched Cinema Falls with a mission to bring film-loving “Cine-zens” together for ongoing screenings. Cinema Falls showcases work by South Dakota filmmakers as well as national, award-winning directors. She launched Cinema Falls Film Credits in 2014, bringing mobile film education events to students
Shining a Light on My Fears
BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 18
ON JUN 03, 2016
Matthew Rennels shares on facing some of the fears in his life. Rennels is a writer, author and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear. It all started for Matthew back in the early 2000s when he was in college and suddenly fell into a deep depression. His world crashed and this landed Matt in years of darkness until he found escape through a new-found faith in God.
Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past six years. He is also about to begin a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which will keep him busy.
Matthew moved to Sioux Falls last August. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls. He is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.
Mind the Gap
BY LISA NOLEN
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 04, 2015
Lisa Nolen shares anecdotes from her life and how she manages anxiety. Nolen moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago as a stepping stone on a journey. She unexpectedly found the love of her life here, by way of a meddling sister and a shared love of ice cream and WWE wrestling. Together, Chad and Lisa love taking walks with their two young children, laughing uncontrollably at their own jokes, and serving others through their business development company, Serve Collective.
Growing up, her mom often said Lisa marched to the beat of a different drum. After years of growing up trying to fit in, she’s loving this part of the journey finding her own beat.
BY JESSICA FARLEY
IN SIOUX FALLS
Jessica Farley, owner of vintage clothing shop, ELOFSON, finds joy in all things old, well made, and wonderfully odd. Her passion for one-of-a-kind is not only seen in her overflowing vintage inventory, but in her upcycled designs as well. Jessica believes that fashion tells a story, before, during and after it's worn. She founded the organization, South Dakota Sustainable Fashion (SDSF) with the mission to create a community of local fashion designers and enthusiasts.
The Evolution of a Minimalist
BY LORI POKELA
@ VOL 21
ON MAR 03, 2017
Lori Pokela has been an educator for the past ten years. She has served in formal and informal settings in New Orleans, Minneapolis and now in Sioux Falls where she is currently the Education Coordinator for the Community Learning Center at the Washington Pavilion. She lives with her boyfriend and spend lots of time with her family being Auntie Lori. She is passionate about having excellent experiences in life rather than owning amazing things.
Why I March
BY BETH ORMSETH
IN SIOUX FALLS
Beth Ormseth is a lifelong resident of Sioux Falls and professionally is a SVP in banking operations. Beth has supported many organizations in Sioux Falls, including Habitat For Humanity and the SDSO. An advocate for the arts, she is currently serving her third term on the BOD for the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society and has been involved in the JazzFest Committee for several years. She has been married to Michael for three years, and has two adult children, Millie is an educator in the Sioux Falls School System and Mason is in the Cosmetology industry in Minneapolis.
I’m Not Supposed to Be Here.
BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 02, 2017
Matthew Rennels currently works in the finance industry as a technical writer, which has been his occupation for the past seven years. He is also entering the second year of a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which keeps him real busy.
Matthew moved to Sioux Falls in August 2015. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he still misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls.
Today’s Israel Array
BY JENNIFER NOBEL
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 02, 2017
You may consider Jennifer Nobel a starving artist, but since she likes to cook so much, she’s more like a yearning artist. Her writing and photography work is not a secret mission, although it’s hidden in the pages of two inspirational compilations, travel features for AAA’s Home & Away, along with archived photography and profile stories for Etc. for Her a local magazine. As a wife and mother of three, she’s kept her family lively in having three foreign exchange students in the past ten years from China, France, and thankfully also from Japan. Instead of traveling, they brought travel home. Her PechaKucha contribution is titled “Today’s Israel Array,” where array is defined as “an ordered arrangement, in particular.”
How I Became A Writer
BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 01, 2017
Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.
Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Stories”
In the wake of devastation wreaked by natural disasters globally, PechaKucha seeks to assist in the re-development of all affected regions via the INSPIRE initiative. The road to recovery is a long one, and YOU can help inspire regrowth by sharing your stories here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
Williamsburg Community Building
Sep 21, 2013
Feb 26, 2014
National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", Stage on the IV-th floor
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 13, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
Mar 10, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
ERI Special : Teacher Stories
TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Apr 14, 2016
Stone Cliff Winery
Oct 20, 2016
Mar 27, 2018
Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation
BY JC GRUBBS
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA
ON OCT 14, 2013
How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In a hilarious retelling of personal stories, JC Grubbs recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 16, 2013.
BY JANET STEPHENSON
@ VOL 20
ON NOV 14, 2013
Janet Stephenson presents us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. She speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2014.
BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4
ON FEB 11, 2016
Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.
New York: A City of the Living and the Dead
BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.
Epix, Cada Historia Cuenta
BY IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 02, 2017
El venezolano, Ignacio Rodriguez, es el fundador de Epix, un proyecto fotográfico que cuenta la historia de los venezolanos por medio de retratos fotográficos. Ignacio nos cuenta su historia, y cómo inició este proyecto tan inspirador.
Journalist & digital start-up founder, Rohan Jayasekera makes the case for Freedom From Torture and brings our attention to International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. An emotional insight into the difficulties of surviving torture, through supporting others who have been victims of torture.
Healing Through Art
BY LINDSAY MARTIN
@ VOL 4
ON APR 05, 2018
It has often been said that life imitates art. But art also has the power to impact lives. Kalispell's Lindsay Martin offers a poetic and beautiful glace at the world of art therepy. It's not just the artistic process that Lindsay teaches but the importance of using art to express emotions and senses in order to heal and grow.
"Art can heal the broken heart, if we only give it time"
BY JAKE BERTELSEN
@ VOL 4
ON APR 05, 2018
At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
This is not the 2000th post on the blog, but the post that has that honnor did get posted earlier today, and it's another milestone we can add to the list of big numbers we've been hitting lately (PechaKucha's 9th anniversary, 500 cities, 90 PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo). That means that we've had the pleasure of sharing a great deal of PechaKucha-related stories here, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Re-creation: our vol 14
Another great Pecha Kucha event in Coventry last night. Thanks to everyone who played a part in making it so ace - and, for those who missed it, here it is in tweets as a storify.
The Stories of Rocks
Geologist Patrick Johnstone's job rocks! I know, I know, these jokes take such a mineral amount of effort -- I couldn't resist. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Stories of Rocks" (from PKN New Westminster, Vol. 2), we find that, through studying trace fossils, Johnstone can infer the behavior and the environments of countless ancient species. Using tools and evidence developed by scientists over many years, he can explore the narrative of the rock that he is studying.
The Armadillo and Other Stories
Did you know? Malta’s capital Valletta was designed, built, and fortified in the shape of an armadillo.* Artist Bettina Hutschek juxtaposes layers of fiction and reality to create unique “transitory spaces”. In “The Armadillo and Other Stories” from PKN Valletta Vol. 3, she details her desire to mix little lies with non-fiction. Here she speaks about her interest in an amazing animal species: the armadillo. *Okay this is all part of the story.
Friends, Strangers, and Other Stories
“Few months back, he had a really hard time, I saw him breakdown, and I realised everyone has ups and downs.” Designer Pathum Egodawatta delves into the graphic designs that have inspired him. In “Friends, Strangers, and other Stories” from PKN Colombo Vol. 3 he goes through his design work and the inspiration behind them.
Despite the stormy weather yesterday, we had a great event for our 4th Pecha Kucha Night at the Museum of Northwest Art. Thanks to everyone for having joined to listen to and discuss stories ranging from everyday life, to poetry, politics, science and science fiction. Presentations will be uploaded soon.
Passion For People And Stories
"Everything is changing and it's driving me mad but I have to accept it, and that's kind of fun."In "Passion For People And Stories" from PechaKucha Night York, Vol. 9, Mike Cooper discusses his mantra of "everything has a story" and shares his thoughts on not getting caught up in the what of what you do, but instead being able to focus on the why.
PKN 2 in Vientiane!
Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted. Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay. Photo by Nao Ito. Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.
“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.” In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.