Pregame Magazine


Featured Artist: Jackie Battenfield

Jackie Battenfield

Jackie Battenfield is known for her luminous paintings and prints of natural forces. Her works explore her fascination with the most abstract qualities of landscape—most recently the natural unfolding and leafing of a tree branch. She sees the painting process itself as akin to an intimate meditation on landscape. Curator Gabriel de Guzman wrote in his recent essay, “[Battenfield’s] mastery of watery acrylic paint on Mylar is reflected in the […]

Featured Artist: Travis Somerville

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Travis Somerville was born in 1963 in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in towns throughout the southern United States and along the eastern sea board, he briefly studied at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, finally settling in San Francisco where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute, CA. His large scale oil paintings on paper mounted to canvas incorporate collage and present images of political and cultural icons associated […]

Featured Artist: Costas Picadas

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Costas Picadas‘ photographs are an exploration of science, philosophy, light and energy. His ethereal images capture a morphing universe comprised of abstracted forms, vibrating particles, and floating fragments. Working primarily with a monochrome palette, Picadas blurs internal and external space through stunning dimensional expression. Picadas was born in Ioannina, Greece. He studied art at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts and art history at the Louvre School in Paris. Picadas’ work has been exhibited, […]

Featured Artist: Rodney Ewing

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Rodney Ewing is an artist based in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. Ewing’s drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. With his work he is pursuing a narrative that requires us to be present and intimate. His work has been exhibited at Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA; The Drawing Center, […]

[MVP] Michael Knouse: Empowering Entrepreneurs

Michael Knouse

Pregame MVP Michael Knouse helps established business builders escape overwhelm, find focus and thrive as an impact-driven entrepreneur. He empowers visionary entrepreneurs to realize their full potential through accountability, smart business design, deep focus, and execution. He hosts The Startup Sessions Podcast and is the creator of The Council of Visionary Business Builders. Michael’s goal is to show mission-driven business leaders how to achieve their full human potential through entrepreneurship. […]

Dance Dance Evolution: Kinetic Light

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Set against an intensely colored sunset, Alice Sheppard as Andromeda slides in a spider position on her stomach down the shiny ramp. The shadow of her wheelchair is visible; her curly hair glows. Photo by MANCC / Chris Cameron.  Working in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and social justice, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the intersections of disability, dance, and race. Producer Lisa Niedermeyer shares about the journey of the […]

Featured Artist: Grayson Cox

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Grayson Cox is a New York City based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to photography and furniture-like sculpture. Grayson’s most recent solo and two person exhibitions have been held at Gasser Grunert Gallery and Planthouse Gallery in Manhattan, which have been reviewed in multiple publications including The New York Times, Art in America, Artnet.com and Time Out New York. Grayson is currently an Associate Professor of […]

Featured Artist: Charles Heppner

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Charles Heppner was born and raised in Chicago to a large Catholic family, number 6 of 9, where individualism was allowed unfettered. He received a degree in Math, has raced bicycles in France, been a floor trader for an investment group, and is a parent to three children. He now lives in Austin, TX with a robust studio practice. He is currently working with Davis Gallery (Austin, TX) and Trager Contemporary (Charleston, SC) with […]

Human.School: Bringing Humanity to the Workplace

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Kristen Gallagher is an organizational strategies and learning designer. She is the founder and CEO of Edify, a learning strategy consultancy that solves people operations problems for growing companies. Kristen has architected and delivered onboarding programs for companies bringing on everything from 1+ to 100+ people a quarter. Specializing in onboarding systems, manager development, and knowledge management, Edify delivers programs that are designed to evolve and scale with rapid changes. This month, Kristen […]

Fabulous at 50 and Beyond: Creating a Revolution

BeFab Revolution

Gretchen Asher created BeFab Revolution after 20+ years as a successful management consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Her goal is to create a revolution where women 50+ are celebrated, admired, and inspired. What is BeFab Revolution? BeFab revolution is an online community of women better than (age) 50 from over 40 countries all around the world. Our online platforms include a Membership website, Facebook groups, and a first-ever Business Directory […]