This past Sunday marked the culmination of all the Big Ass Canvas crew’s hard work: an aptly named Big Ass Party. In addition to libations and artsy creation, partygoers got the chance to express their creativity on one last canvas. After that the pieces were auctioned off to the highest bidders.
All in all, BAC raised a lot of money (total amount TBA) for Explore Austin and UMC Brakenridge, which are both great causes if you ask us. To learn a little more about Big Ass Canvas and everything they’ve been doing to bring the Austin community together, just take a look at their Facebook page or check out the article we put up a few weeks ago to help promote the beginning of the Big Ass Canvas movement!
Hail to Big Ass Canvas!
Image Source: Drew DeGennero
I’m Alex Ricard, the latest member of the OurPangea team. Just as this project is a brave new frontier for the future of communities, it represents a new challenge for my life. Having just graduated from Texas State University earlier this year with a degree in Electronic Media, my life has undergone many changes in the last several months. I first became interested in OurPangea as a very curious consumer – I was entering new communities and leaving old ones, all the while working to network and develop connections for my own personal journey into the professional world. “Wow,” I remember thinking when I stumbled across the posting for this position. “This could be something incredible.”
Personally, the philosophy behind OurPangea is one that I actively embrace. Through my experiences growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, a small city with a big heart, I quickly learned the value of connection, community, and working together to create a new type of collaborative environment built on positive sharing of ideas.
Of course, I wanted to be as much of a part of this experience as possible. I consider myself very fortunate that I was able to join the team and contribute, because already in this position I have become very passionate about the possibilities and impacts OurPangea could bring to communities and the world.
We are excited to announce a few new team members that have joined the OurPangea Team these past couple weeks. The first we’d like to introduce is Christina Lee, our Market Analyst Intern. She’s already been a valuable addition to our team, so you should definitely read more to learn a little more about her!
Who is Christina Lee?
Christina spent most of her childhood in Korea and came back to the States to study abroad in ninth grade. She spent most of her time in high school making videos, composing music, singing, dancing and contributing to benefit concerts at her school.
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she started off with as a psychology major with the desire to learn more about how the human psyche works. She quickly discovered a new passion in the field of Advertising and changed her focus to that, adding a Business minor in the process. She hopes her pursuits in Advertising will help her inspire people and influence decision-making thought processes using her understanding of psychology.
What Is Christina Doing at OurPangea?
Christina will be focusing on collecting valuable data and performing evaluations and analyses of the competitive landscape, notable trends, and community targets. Telecommuting all the way from Seoul, South Korea, Christina is our very first Market Analyst Intern and she will be playing a crucial role in helping us identify key opportunities for OurPangea. We’re very happy to have her on board!
What Attracted Christina to OurPangea?
“I’m interested in OurPangea because it is about bridging the connections in communities to unite everyone for the purpose of broadening their perspectives. As you know the Internet has become a critical portion of our everyday lives and social networking also has grown so fast. Through OurPangea, I believe that we will create valuable connections and communication with each other through knowledge sharing and also help people to make the best use of their time. I feel very excited and privileged to work for OurPangea for the next two months!”