Mon, 23 December 2013
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (12/23/13) my very special guest will be my own father, David Xenakis--one of the founders and one the Xs in XRX, Inc. (home of Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, & STITCHES Expos). David has been 'retired from the industry' for almost 7 years now... but he's been a busy boy! He was one of the original members of the Board of Directors of the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. After serving for several years as a member of the board of directors of the South Dakota Symphony, he served as Interim Executive Director of that organization from Dec. 2009 to June 2010. He is in his 3rd year as a member of the Husby Performing Arts advisory board of the Washington Pavilion of Sioux Falls. He is the Editor-in-chief of the Washington Pavilion's magazine Now!Pavilion. He is also a member of the advisory committee for the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA). For those of you who don't know his story prior to his retirement, you have no idea just how cool it (and he) really is. And for those of you who have never heard him speak… all I can say is that if you like my voice, his velvety tones put my voice to shame (I swear that I could sell classes, at STITCHES, of David just reading the phone book). He is truly a renaissance man… classical pianist, composer, mathematician, historian, graphics expert, computer geek, author, master weaver, expert knitter, world traveler, entrepreneur, and a man that fills a room with his poise and presence.