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Icon Gallery to host PechaKucha Night

Oct 11, 2013

Icon Gallery will host PechaKucha Night highlighting locals recognized for their creative, knowledgeable and passionate approaches to their endeavors from 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 18

A free event open to the public, PechaKucha Night is a lively evening of short slide presentations – 20 slides per presenter at 20 seconds per slide – each consisting of six minutes and 40 seconds.

PechaKucha Night will unfold in two sections of five consecutive presentations. Participants will be Alex Cequea – Life Through Google Glass; Burt Chojnowski – The Best Thing Since Canned Corn; Bill Hurlin – Ancient Adornments: Form & Function; Stacey Hurlin – Empty Bowls; Holly Moore – Artists’ Spaces as Art; Mark Petrick – Word of the Day: Biophilia; Radim Schreiber – The Firefly Experience, John Stimpson – American Realism, Alive and Well; Laura Tomashefska – Women’s Hearts Beat Differently: The Biological, Medical and Social Bases of Heart Health; and Glenn Watt – Small Hard Questions.

PechaKucha Night was launched in 2003 by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network and showcase their interests. Since its inception, PechaKucha Night has morphed into a massive celebration with events occurring in more than 660 cities across the globe; inspiring creative communities worldwide.

The PechaKucha format keeps presentations concise and flowing at a brisk pace. The community-based events allow folks to share their creative work, interests and expertise. Presentations range from upbeat to compelling, quirky to breathtaking, timely, insightful and inspiring.

PechaKucha.org is organized and maintained by klein-dytham architecture. The website already hosts more than a thousand presentations, including some from Fairfield.

Organizers from cities around the world enter into an agreement to offer a minimum of four PechaKucha Nights per year. Fairfield’s PechaKucha organizer Mark Petrick is recruiting presenters for upcoming presentations.

Visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/fairfield. Click “Want to Present?” under the Fairfield headline if interested in becoming a presenter.

The inaugural PechaKucha Night in Fairfield was held in August.

The dozen presentations from the first event are available on the Global site: www.pechakucha.org/cities/fairfield.

 

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