BEACON Search Results: “fruits”

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Strange Fruit; Split Seed

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawing based on lynching photographs:

"I began my drawing series based on James Allen’s “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” to reject the roles I found myself in when viewing the images; at first, vicariously the victim, then, a spectator guilty because of my ineffectual presence. In the act of just looking, I also became a witness to the exhibition of a human being's destruction, no different than any other spectator. Like the other participant's affirmation and justification of the inhuman act that had occurred, I also became accomplice to the crime.

I asked myself: How could I avoid the irreversible effects of the photograph? How could I conversely act upon the photograph?"

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2015.

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.


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Dayton @ Atta Girl Art & Gardens
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Marseille-Provence @ Parc Henri Fabre Ballet National de Marseille
Jul 07, 2012


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@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2014

Kathy Gruver talks about GMOs and its adverse effects on the environment. She encourage people to eat organic food in order to remain healthy and stay away from unknown deceases which might attack them in future. She demands for labelling the GMO products by the producers so that those people who do not want to consume them, can just stay away from them. 

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Alchemy for Beginners

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 23, 2015

Is it possible to create a drink that tastes like mince pies? Well the answer is yes and many other flavours too. Andy Hawkes is going where no home-brewer has gone before and lets us in his secrets.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 4, 2015. 

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Easy as Pie

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"I remember how Grandfather told me, 'Son, never fry bacon naked and never trust a topless pie!' Good advice."

When Greg Jonuk was 10 years old, a formative culinary event sent him on a lifelong pursuit of making pie. Here in Easy as Pie from PechaKucha Night Prince George Vol. 5, he sends us into the kitchens of our "pastry-deprived worlds" but not before sharing why pie making is righteous, transformative, and magical. Grab a fork and/or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy this talk on one of the world’s greatest food forms.

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Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!" 

Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.

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The Vegetable Store

@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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Less 1% supplier of Grapefruits

@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Hideki Oosaki share about the experience of tending to his father's orange and grapfruit tree grove in southern Aichi Prefecture in Japan. 

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Achacha, the Dancing Fruit!

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

In Achacha, the Dancing Fruit! Bruce and Helen Hill share the story behind the launching of the Amazon basin fruit, the Achacha, into the fruit bowls of the world.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper


Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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#sangeomfrugt v.03

@ VOL 38 ON SEP 04, 2018

A sure pick for the Pecha Kucha Aarhus All Star-Team would be Mette Krog. Back to give us - for at least the third time - an introduction to puns and wordplays that mix songs with fruits and vegetables. This time we get an example that fits the John Cleese-theme and an update on how this genre of Instagram comedy is faring.

Sounds weird? Not when Mette guides you through it!


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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 may have been held back in January, but hey, it's never too late to take a look at how an event went, and we're thankful to organizer Christina Tapp for sending us this report on the terrific event they put together. First, start by checking out this pre-show stop-motion video that fellow organizer Anastasia Tumanova created for the event (and here's a link to a pre-show video that was created for Vol. 1). All of the photos were taken Wallo Villacorta, Chris Perardi, and Jason Bentley. Champaign-Urbana’s second PechaKucha Night, held in January at the Canopy Club, boasted a vibrant crowd of over 400 people with 12 awesome presentations and one rockin' emcee. It was an explosion of creativity, from graphic designers and digital arts to silkscreening and book design; from a world traveler and a photographer to sustainable farmers; and from hiStories and a local charcuterie maker (who brought some pickled tongue to share!) to mad scientists and a bubbleologist! Kicking off the celebration with videos by Anastasia Tumanova and Jason Bentley, PK Vol. 2 also boasted an artist in the audience who decided to sketch the presenters in 6 minutes and 40 seconds while enjoying the show, along with an after party with two bands and pizza (mmmmm!) Starting the show with a little lesson in pronouncing PechaKucha, environment designer and emcee Andy Warfel (he was also a fab PK Vol. 1 presenter) held the night's event together seamlessly, with his laid-back sense of humor. Paul Young discussed the challenges of balancing work and play for creativity and fun. His philosophy? Play evolves into work and work becomes fun. The result is a more fulfilling life. Wes Jarrell & Leslie Cooperband, the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, talked about making artisan and farmstead goat and sheep milk cheeses, raising organic fruits and hosting all-local foods dinners on their farm—in a poem! Kelly Searsmith showed us how contemporary artists use emergent digital media to inspire a deepened sense of humanity and social connection. William Gillespie & Cristy Scoggins, writers, designers and pop-culture addicts who run the independent publishing house Spineless Books and host the radio program Rock Geek FM, talked about how the end of commercial publishing equals the beginning of book art. Bryan Heaton shocked the crowd with his storytelling photographs that attempt to exploit the multi-layered meaning of images. Theodore Gray, author of Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home–But Probably Shouldn’t, along with photographer Nick Mann, wowed the audience with tales of mad science and the elements. Laurence Mate, a local charcuterie maker discussed Abligurition n (ab- away, off + ligurire to be lickerish), highlighting the cultural ways humans use the tongue—for speech, expression and repression. Laurence even brought samples of pickled tongue to share! (Don't knock it until you've tried it...) Amy Lin & Eric Shine, working as one Borg-like entity of creativity, presented on hiStories—10 factual and craaayayayaaaaaaazy stories from the pages of history. Viewers discretion was advised—it contained scenes that may not have been suitable for sensitive audiences, including screaming guitars, Microsoft Paint bloodbaths and maggots wearing clothes. Jillian Nickell took us along on her adventures in silk screening and t-shirt illustration. Keihly Moore gave us peek into the lives of the Roma: a traveling story of a traveling people living on the margins of European society. Doug Burgett, a graphic designer by trade, an artist at heart and an astronaut in his dreams, captivated the audience with stories of misunderstood artistic endeavors and creative pursuits. Mark Peckham passionately spoke about coming to the realization that it's his true calling to bring joy to the world through the uncanny power of bubbles, which magically filled the air after his presentation! Keep an eye out for presentations posted from Vol. 2 that will continue to help raise money for Haiti. Our next event will take place on Friday, April 16 at the the Canopy Club as part of this year's Boneyard Arts Festival.

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Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband

And since we posted an event review for PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 earlier today, let's also share this presentation, "Goats, Cheese, and Love," by farmers Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband. Wes Jarrell & Leslie Cooperband, the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, talked about making artisan and farmstead goat and sheep milk cheeses, raising organic fruits and hosting all-local foods dinners on their farm—in a poem!

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POW! and WOW!

Pow-wow is a term referring to a gathering, a meeting of some sort. But to artist Jasper Wong, it means so much more. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW!WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, and mural projects. In "POW! and WOW!" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Jasper tells the story of POW!WOW!'s inception in Hong Kong, the struggles he had in getting this amazing artist collective event together, the fruits of his yearly labor, and future plans.

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Strange Fruit; Split Seed

"Have you ever seen a photo that left you utterly speechless, gutted your ability to even comprehend what you are looking at?"In Strange Fruit; Split Seed from Beacon, Vol. 1. artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawings based on lynching photographs and his illustrative reactions. He explores images that shake you to your core not for what can be seen in them, but rather what can't be seen in them, and how what matters most are the stories in them that often have never been told.  Watch this moving presentation and confront the limits of interpretation. 

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Hilarious Shibuya Station

"In 1885... there were no commuters, no interconnections, and no Hachiko, just a horse." In Hilarious Shibuya Station from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150, Architect Keisuke Tamura shares his studies of the complex spatial structures of Shibuya station in the form of physical models. The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks passed the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal. 田村圭介は建築家としての活動のかたわら、渋谷駅の複雑な空間構造とその変遷過程を研究し、それらを模型の形で表現をしてきました。その成果は展覧会にて発表され書籍にまとめられ、対象は東京駅、新宿駅まで及んでいます。プレゼンテーションを聞けば、いつも使っているストレスフルな巨大ターミナル駅がとても面白く見えてくるでしょう。