In depths of December 2006, Alcove (gallery?) produced a “Tiki themed” group art installation on the edge of Peachtree Street in Buckhead. During this presentation, long buried treasures will be uncovered along with scattered behind the scenes madness. We'll be discussing an array of artists & antics that washed up on the Bennett Street shore.
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Crocodile Art of Melanesia: What do Saltwater Crocodiles and Melanesian art have in common? Humans have had to live with crocodiles forever, and there are many ways to deal with them. Some hunted them, some worshiped them, some sacrificed to them. Join John Brueggen on a tour of the realm of the saltwater crocodile and the people that have made them part of their culture.
Discuss the difference between taking a shot and creating a cover photo. Will also discuss theories about framing and composition, how to tell a story with a photo, and model/client work. Sveinn will be discussing tips on working with models and aspects from the modeling side of the camera.
Mocktail crafting Tiki inspired drinks for guests who abstain from alcohol .
Mr Ray will be presenting on professional interior design and theming of spaces as it relates to Tiki Bar aesthetics through visual storytelling, rhythm of composition and harmonious/anachronistic decor choices. HeadHunter Props and Fabrication is a turnkey design, build and installation company that is focused on fully-themed environments offering ultimate escapism with detailed, accurate and immersive decor. Their team of artists runs the gamut of sculpting, molding, casting, paintwork, muralwork, design etc. With extensive experience building for themeparks worldwide along with working with commercial and residential designers, architects and builders, HeadHunter Props creates spaces that go well-beyond the ordinary. Rodney Ray is the Concept Designer, Creative Director and Primary Fabricator for HeadHunter Props. He specializes in scenic material chemistry and composition and consults on most of the major theme park projects in Florida, California and abroad
Tips & Tricks For Filling Your Mug Collections With Grails. Mug collecting is fun, maddening, expensive and rewarding. It is so enjoyable when you make a delicious 1934 Zombie and sit back and admire your collection. But then you notice that glaring hole in your collection where Cactus Bob SHOULD BE. But you don't have $1000 laying around so how do you obtain your holy grail... i.e. Cactus Bob? Or any grailf for that matter? Jason T. Smith started his tiki mug collecting way back in 2001 and now 23 years later has an amazing collection that fills his entire house. Among the 1500 mugs on display is an amazing amount of holy grails, both vintage and modern. Any grail can be obtained if you are independently wealthy, but if not, there are many tips and tricks to filling that hole in your collection. Jason has never paid full retail for any grail in his collection and with this symposium, he will teach you all the tips and tricks to obtaining the grails that have eluded your collection for a long time. As an added bonus, there will be an Indiana Jones related mug as a giveaway for one lucky person attending the symposium.
Sugar will be about 'sugar' kinds and sources and uses - cane, palm, honey, corn, &c along with recipes and techniques.
The story of the build of the new Tiki Underground is a fun story about an artist who hosted rowdy monthly life drawing events, and how from that he joined a surf rock band and through marketing that venture, he met the owners of a “soon to be” Northeast Ohio Tiki Bar. Tiki Underground triggered an almost repressed childhood love of tiki within Dr. Bill. He then proceeded to convince Sean and Jessie Coffey that he was not just a drummer, but an artist with a passion for both primitive artforms and those used in Hollywood! Having created a focal point in the form of a stone skull fountain that looked to be straight off the set of Indiana Jones for the original TU, The Coffeys were quick to have Dr. Bill dive into the newly acquired bar and design and build out the full aesthetic of the new Tiki Underground. Bill will display a photo slideshow that will take the attendees on the journey of transforming an Irish Pub into a full shipwreck tiki bar. While introducing many of the skills & techniques applied and sharing a few of the lessons learned.
So you have a bottle of rum. Where do you start with this whole tiki cocktail thing? Sean Coffee went from home bar to a professional tiki bar! Learn how his relationship with cocktails moved from reproduction to spectacular creation, and get some advice to help your early cocktails shine!
TEACHER: DAWN MAHEALANI DOUGLAS, OWNER OF MAHEALANI'S POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINMENT LLC IN ATLANTA, GA Dawn Mahealani Douglas is a Polynesian dancer with traditional training at a halau on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. In this workshop, you will explore the history of Polynesian dances, instruments, and costumes. Also, try learning a hula or picking up an instrument yourself!
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A good story or theme provides a soul to a Tiki environment. Join Tiki Tom-Tom for this interactive workshop to develop a story. Consider questions that anchor you to past memories or uncharted isles. Share and listen to the tales of other Polynesiacs.