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Self Expression Through Mixed Media

BY KRISTEN DAHMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 14, 2014

Kristen Dahms makes beautifully intricate art with layers of various media and subjects. Through this presentation we can see, step by step, how she progresses from concept to finished piece, building layer upon layer of what she referes to as chaos. So be carefull when you look into a finished piece- you might just get lost for a while.

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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist

BY CAROL HAMMOND
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 14, 2015

Carol Clark Hammond begins her presentation with her beautiful watercolor nudes to "wake up" the crowd for our first presentation. As a courtroom sketch artist she must keep very practiced and continues to do a lot of figure drawing. She also shows her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s.

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2015.

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Abstracts and Inspiration

BY BRUCE KORNBLUTH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Bruce Kornbluth splits his time between Monhegan and Portland, ME. He is an abstract painter, and using photographs of his inspirations alongside his work, explains how what he sees and what he paints intersect. 

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BHAGS and Brushes

BY VANDY MASSEY
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Speaker Vandy Massey presents on Running With Brushes; how her 1000 painting project to raise funds for Care for Casualties went global.

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Art Follows Life

BY TESSA HECK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Art can lead all over the place. It has led painter Tessa Heck from the rural to the urban (and back again), from the noncommercial to the monetary, from introspection to examination. Sometimes art is a journey and, as Tessa's story shows, sometimes that journey leads home. And sometimes it's a journey walked in red cowboy boots. 

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Being in the Creative Flow

BY CINDY TAYLOR CLARK
@ VOL 27 ON APR 27, 2018

I have made art in many different forms. Sometimes not even in a physical way, but just in an observation, a prayer of gratitude. A joy welling up in my heart. Now after years of designing greeting cards, watercolors, free sketching, and channeled art for Fiber Art and quilting, I am embracing the Color of Women Method of intuitive painting. A 13 step Method of accessing your Wisdom (Muse) with magic brushes on canvas and paper.

What drew me to this method is the integrated flow of the process of intention, sacred ritual, feminine and archetype symbolism with journaling to call forth parts of my sacred self for healing and communication.  I share and teach this method to assist woman and girls on their path to more self worth and joy.
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Mermaid's Coin

BY HANNAH KATARSKI
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 26, 2018

(Apologies for no audio) 

Through Mermaid’s Coin, I combine my two passions, surfing and making, to create limited edition artworks and objects evocative of the beach, ocean and surf culture. It is a one-woman, Fremantle-based business creating ‘surf art’ that is vibrant, retro and fun.

I have always been a maker. When travelling around the world in 2010 on a 'surfari', I was inspired by artists in California and Hawaii, who use their medium to express their love of, and relationship with the ocean.

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Limitless

BY RIVA NAYAJU
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

An amazing artist with a degree in architecture, Riva Nayaju is currently a graduate student in graphic design at Oklahoma State University. She believes in hard work and utilizing every single day to the most. Greatly inspired by her father (Artist/Designer), she yearns to mold her dreams up to her own unlimited expectations.

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Watercolorist

BY GREG PRITCHETT
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 26, 2018

Greg Pritchett, a watercolorist, shows and explains the creative process and his evolution, journey, and inspiration.

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PKN Providence Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night returned to Providence last week for Vol. 2, and organizer Stephanie Gerson provides us with a nice round-up of what went on. As was the first, the second Pecha Kucha night in Providence was a gorgeous success! It went down on April 22nd, which happened to be Earth Day, so the theme was (fittingly) green and the venue was a beautiful sustainably built studio -- the builder himself, a sustainable designer named John Jacobson, gave a presentation about the venue. Oh and we started the night with a big Happy Earth Day cheer. Las month for volume 1, I wanted to leave the crowd hungry, so I only gave them eight presentations. This month for volume 2, I wanted to give them more, though I was a little worried about throwing a whopping eleven presentations at them....BUT THEY ATE IT. And they Loved it. The crowd stuck around until the very last presentation, and afterwards continued shmoozing with each other and our illustrious presenters. Speaking of, we had a fantastic and fantastically diverse lineup. Sami Nerenberg, the youngest adjunct faculty at RISD and teacher of Design for Social Entrepreneurship, showed her work with local communities to design more beautiful and healthy living environments. With Obama as a major source of inspiration, she imported the field of community organizing into design, describing her work as community designing. Alyn Carlson, a graphic designer, fine artist, and actor, told a more intimate story, taking us through the personal experiences that lead her to watercolors, describing how her relationship with water implicates her relationship wtih watercolor, and exhibiting the stunning work she does with the medium. Whatever stereotypes we may have had about watercolors being used to paint only the likes of flower bouquets and sunset landscapes, Alyn kindly demolished them. But I think the most captivating Pecha Kucha presentation of the night, and quite possibly the most captivating I've ever seen (...and not only because he's my beau), was given by Brown Master's in Public Health student Nathaniel Lepp. His presentation was grandiosely titled "Triboluminescence, Marijuana, and the Future of American democracy," but he lived up to it, taking us on a ride through the physical, psychological, and even spiritual health benefits of marijuana, its ambiguity vis-a-vis established scientific taxonomies, and the history of its illegalization to the point of militarization (yes, men in fatigues go after the plant). But he concluded with a message of hope, describing the work of RIPAC, an organization he co-founded which successfully helped Rhode Island legalize the medical use of marijuana. It was not only the content of his presentation that got us going, but the intensity of his voice and how it danced with his slides -- the hallmark of any successful PK presentation. What a wonderful volume 2, and I look forward to volume 3!

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 2

It may have been a long time coming -- since the event was held back in September of last year -- but we're glad to finally get a look at Queretaro's second PechaKucha Night, courtesy of the following report by co-organizer Lilian Gonzalez. Our favorite bit: " It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters." The second PechaKucha in Queretaro was hosted in September at “La Fabrica,” a contemporary art center. This was a perfect place for a PechaKucha Night, as this is a remodeled former factory that still keeps its industrial style. The forum of this artistic multidisciplinary spot was the stage where the PechaKucha took place. The night started with the founder of "la Fabrica," Alonso Barrera. He is a theater director and a designer, with studies on experimental and visual theater in Spain. Alonso started with an emotional presentation about his personal history on how his theater career started. It was an original presentation featuring a performance. Then it was the turn for photographer Margara Dehaene, accompanied by the compositor Ignacio Baca with “noise music". Dehaene showed us amazing oceanic photos while she recited a story followed by Ignacio's music, transforming the photos original sense. After this, the industrial designer Raúl Moysen shared with us some of his works and his sources of inspiration such as “small is beautiful,” simplicity, and the use of everyday objects. Then another photographer, Elena Baca, surprised the crowd with fantastic digital images that recreated imaginary worlds in our minds. She accompanied her work with poetry. Juan Carlos Loyo started with the sentence “evasion of the gaze.” He is an architect and an artist. Juan Carlos shared with the crowd his interest in breaking the lineal gaze on paintings. The audience had a 20-minute break, where the crowd and presenters mingled within the industrial scenery with strawberries and red wine. The second part started with graphic designer Héctor Muñoz Huerta. He showed images of Queretaro and how the city is represented by some special textures. These images are used in Queretaro’s tourist information magazine Asomarte. Painter Gustavo Villegas was second in the lineup. He showed his recent watercolor paintings regarding crashed cars, accidents and speed representing how our current society thrives. After this, pretending to be a charlatan, Eduardo De La Garma, talked to the crowd about fraud, scams and shame on art, politics and society at large, a fun and fluid presentation. Finally, somehow confronting the last presenter with a different position, Fabián Giménez Gatto started his presentation. He is a researcher on post-modernity, contemporaneous art, and post-pornography. Giménez Gatto presented a written post-pornography essay of his authorship, accompanied with pictures of different artists on this subject such as Larry Sultan. The second PechaKucha Night reached an audience of about four hundred people sitting, standing up and even on the stage. It was a night with diverse presentations that grabbed the audience attention at all times. It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters.    This PechaKucha Night was organized by Lilián González, Nayely González, Eileen Suastegui, Alonso Barrera and Richard Ibarra, who together with the presenters and a highly receptive audience, made this second PechaKucha Night a highly emotional night.

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Systemic Painting

If you've ever wanted to see the inside of an artist's mind, this is a great way to do it. Bob Richardson shares his unique mode of painting using a grid-system, and in "Systemic Painting" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 19 explains how his art style has changed over the years. He uses a variety of mediums, including canvas, silk screen, and watercolor paper. After retirement, Bob revisited his systemic painting method and experimented with new compositions and brush widths to create effective pieces of art. 

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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist

"This is a drawing of the jury passing around the murder weapon between them. It was a poignant moment of the trial."In Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7, noted artist Carol Clark Hammond shares how timed studies in watercolor nudes, scenic landscapes, and not-so-still-lifes keep her talents honed as a courtroom sketch artist. Hammond must keep very practiced to maintain the pace of the courtroom and convey the atmosphere of the moment. Here she her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s, leafed by her private works that keep her skills sharp.