Friday, November 6, 2009

Pecha Kucha Worcester in Artscope Magazine #23

A review of PKN Worcester Vol 2 by Brian Goslow is in Artscope Magazine's Nov/Dec issue. Pick up the magazine to read the full article. Copies are available at ARTSWorcester and Worcester Art Museum Library.
Thanks Brian!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Al Dancy on Pecha Kucha Worcester

{Al Dancy working it at the front table}

By way of Twitter today, I discovered Al Dancy's blog Al Dancy Speaks, I am reposting his reaction to our last event because, in his words about PKN, "it rocks"...

from his blog, in his words:
Peka-Chu’s, Chupacabra’s and Pecha Kucha Night Worcester
October 5, 2009 — aldancyspeaks

The question may be rolling around your head with that title, “Has Al finally lost whatever was left of his mind?” And my reply is “YES!” But it shouldn’t be the title that gave that away.
Sunday night, September 14th I attended and volunteered at
Pecha Kucha Worcester Night 2. First of all Michelle, Cindy and Scott did another amazing job. Their hard work certainly showed!
“Pecha Ku-Waaa??”

I know it’s a strange looking, and even stranger sounding name, but trust me it is all too cool!
It’s pronounced Peh Chah Kuh Chah, or at least that’s what I heard people calling it. Whatever you call it,
Pecha Kucha Night has become something my wife and I are amped about. We are so excited to see how this event impacts our community. We attended the Pecha Kucha Worcetser 1st night and we were so pumped by what we saw, heard and experienced that we were determinined that we would be at the next one and the one after that, and…Well, you get the idea. Basically, it rocks!

Pecha Kucha is the community driven offspring of
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. It started in 2003 and created “as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.” Check link for a descriptionand history of Pecha Kucha.

Last night’s showing was amazing. There were photographers, painters, and
type setters (I had no idea what that was until last night).The highlight of the night to me was the Stu “Dr. Gonzo” Etsy’s presentation on community. It was perfectly fitting for that night. I had a blast, I laughed, I was challenged, and walked away thinking about some things. I have been asking myself since, “how am I investing, impacting, and changing my community for better?”

Make sure you get off your duff and get down to the next Pecha Kucha night, January 24, 2010.
Livin’ Out Loud,

Back to my words:
{Thank you Al and everyone attending for your continued support, and creative spirit. Now get out there and fire other people up about Pecha Kucha #3, January 24th at a top secret, undisclosed location near you.}

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pecha Kucha Worcester #2

{entrance of 55 Pearl}

{Dr. Gonzo, Stu Esty talking about community}

{Jeffu Warmouth chatting about Food as Art and other hilarious things}

{the crowd engaged in images by Trisha Barry}
next one
january 24th!

chit chat

{chit chat by sean clarke, a typographical book exploring the art of conversation}

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Worcester Vol. 2 Recap

Keith Cross of Milkrow Studio produced this voice over version of his Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 2 topic "Learning Letterpress". Modern digital design students may find the process of letterpress limiting but Keith encourages everyone to see the liberation letterpress can have:

Stay tuned for LIVE Pecha Kucha Worcester Videos on our youtube group.
PKN Vol. 2 pictures by Michelle May, Rich Beaubien and Donna Dufault Flickr group.

About 100 people came out on Sunday Sept 14th for Pecha Kucha Night Worcester Vol. 2. The evening was filled with laughs and enthusiasm from the crowd as they reacted to presenters Dr Gonzo and Jeffu Warmouth, quiet admiration for Lennie Peterson and Trisha Barry's work and thought provoking presentations from Michael Gennert, Jeff Baker, Ian Hickey and Keith Cross. It proved to be another fun night of diverse topics and inspiration!

Special Thanks goes out to:
Ian Hickey at 55 Pearl for feeding everyone his amazing creations that were based on his presentation "The Creative Process of Cooking"
Joe Madaus for providing video documentation for all the presenters.
Jeff Baker for making the projections possible.
Al Dancy, Donna Dufault for being our go-to volunteers.
Scott Boilard for creating beautiful presenter gifts.

We had a blast and are looking forward to Vol.3 on Jan 24th 2010!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night Vol 2 is tomorrow!!!

Sunday Sept 13th is Vol 2 of Pecha Kucha Night Worcester.
Michelle May Scott Zoback and I (Cynthia Woehrle) are very excited about the presentions that are lined up:

Jeff Baker~ Tech Head, Creative Heart
Trisha Barry~ 12 Months w/ a N.E. Farmer
Keith Cross~ Learning Letterpress. Mind Your P's and Q's
J. Stu Esty~ Community
Michael Gennert~ Robotics
Ian Hickey~ The Creative Process of Cooking
Lennie Peterson~ The Marriage of Music and Art
Jeff Warmouth~ Playing with food: An edible Journey through art, comedy and popular culture.

Sharing their passion in the 20x20 format about everything from Robots to Letterpress to Cooking and more!

A few things we want you to know.
Free Parking for 55 Pearl is available in the two lower lots on Pearl Street as well as on the street. The parking garage is closed on Sundays.
Doors open at 7:20
Hors D oeuvres served compliments of 55 Pearl.
Cash Bar.
"Stadium" style seating is set for 110 people and is first come first serve.
The front staircase entrance is open for this event with handicap access through the side door at the patio.

Its going to be a great time!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Presenter Profiles: Jeff Warmouth, J Stuart Esty, Ian Hickey

Join us on Sept 13th 2009 at 55 Pearl Worcester Ma doors open 7:20

{Image © Jeff Warmouth}

Presenter Jeff Warmouth


Jeffu Warmouth is a photo-based contemporary artist who has managed to make a career out of playing with his food. His work incorporates photography, video, objects, and installations, and uses jokes and comic twists to subvert logic, language, identity, and culture.

Jeffu has exhibited in alternative spaces and museums, including the DeCordova Museum, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Art Interactive in Cambridge. His award-winning film/video work has screened in festivals internationally. He received his MFA from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and heads the Interactive Multimedia program at Fitchburg State College.

Presenter J. Stuart Esty

Owner of Dr Gonzo's Uncommon Condiments, J Stuart Esty is passionate about community and jalepenos. His creative and "uncommon" ways of getting his message out through social media certainly attracts attention! Read on...


What led this inventor of the (seen on TV) "Jiffy Home Lobotomy Kit": just insert the stainless steel icepick behind your ear and stir in a circular motion until all your problems and worries disappear..., proud founder of Spruce Up Yours Landscaping International LLC, this high powered Washington lobbyist, tirelessly fighting for our rights to carry concealed Kazoos, this former lead accordion player of a Maraca Rock and Roll Revue (until he was exiled from Columbia after an alleged affair with Juan Valdez's burro), to dabble in the world of spicy comestibles? Maybe we'll never know the reason for his shift in focus. All we can hope for is that he will continue to weave delicate textures, tastes and heat profiles in an effort to liberate us all from a world burdened by Bland.

Now, contrary to popular opinion, this iteration of Dr. GONZO is not (and never has been) a 300lb Samoan attorney. He is (and will continue to be) the traveling professor of Advanced Mixology and Arcane Aviation Physics at Hardknock University. Home of the Fighting Black and Blue Humping Lumper Marching Band; that not only carries the instruments in tight formation across the rugby pitch, they also carry the people that play the instruments in tight formation across the rugby pitch, and the (oh, so hard to get on) Intramural Cross Country Pruning Shear Relay Team, where we take running with scissors to the next level...

Stay tuned to YouTube's DrGonzosCondiments channel for behind the scenes footage of Dr. GONZO's 'Secret' Underground lab, Xtreme Grilling Team and early failed high volume production experiments of our "World Famous" Peppermash. Yes, sometimes the best humor involves the failings of another so, have a giggle at our expense.

J. Stuart Esty can be found loitering in and or around Dr. GONZO's All Natural MEGA Spicy Comestible EMPORIUM at 122 Main St. (located in the heart of the hysterical courthouse district) in Worcester, MA (the cultural Mecca of Central Mass).

Presenter Ian Hickey

Chef Ian Hickey is presenting on Creative Processes of Cooking, He continually challenges himself to create a tilt on modern American Cuisine. I recently had the opportunity to hear his thoughts on this topic and was fascinated by the process behind building a menu and the challenges in balancing innovation with accessibility. I can't wait to hear more about the art that goes into cooking!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Presenter Profiles: Jeff Baker, Keith Cross, Michael Gennert

Tech Head, Letterpress, Robots

Pecha Kucha Night is excited to introduce you to three more presenters!

Jeff Baker- Photographer
Keith Cross- Designer
Michael Gennert- Robotics

Join us to hear what all 8 of our presenters have to share!
Sept 13th 2009 doors open at 7:20 for mingling - hors d'oeuvres compliments of 55 Pearl - Cash Bar - presentations start at 8:20.
55 Pearl Street Worcester Ma

Jeff Baker has been running Visions by Baker since 1993. He describes himself as a photographer of people and the life events we share and has traveled across the globe, from Las Vegas to Ohio and to Japan to capture these life events. He's a multi-award winning and nationally certified photographer.

He tells me that he has had a creative heart since he was a child and goes on to say...

"My Grandfather gave me my first camera when I was about 10 years old. Professional training may teach how to use a camera, but his guiding eye helped me learn to see. Photography gives me balance between the logical and the creative, the left brain and the right brain. My Grandfather's guiding eye, together with today's photographic tools, provide the combination that allows me to focus on my art, my vision, of people around me."

Jeffery A. Baker Sr., CPP.
Visions by Baker Photography, LLC.

Keith Cross
is keeping Letterpress Alive

Check out this video on Letterpress Video Credit goes to Boaz Sender

"Letterpress has seen a tremendous surge in popularity and interest over the past ten to fifteen years. The subtle yet seductive bite of letterpress thrills and delights designers and typophiles who crave tactile experiences in their RGB lives. Once considered by some a "hobby" or an "obsolete" printing technology, letterpress printing is now a "niche market" for those catering to well-trained eyes and, often, well-heeled clients. I most value letterpress as a teaching tool, albeit a very cumbersome one. In my letterpress classes at the Massachusetts College of Art I teach a new generation of design students the origins of their craft, help them visualize their designs in new (well, old) ways and afford them the patience to consider the possibilities." Keith Cross

Keith Cross is a designer, letterpress printer, educator and head honcho at Milk Row Studio,a creative branding and design operation in Worcester. Keith studied graphic design and printmaking and at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Milk Row Press, now Milk Row Studio, was named after the Milk Row Cemetery in Somerville, MA. These days, Keith is keeping the tradition of letterpress ALIVE by teaching letterpress classes at his alma mater's MassArt Press. He is a member and former President of The Letterpress Guild of New England and a member of the Society of Printers.

Mike Gennert is Department Head of the Computer Science Department and co-founder and Director of the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research includes Robotics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Databases, and Programming Languages. He owns 8 M.C. Escher ties, a cat, and a robot.

Friday, August 28, 2009

PKN #2 Presenter Profile: Trisha Barry

I met Trisha Barry about a year ago, as she was finishing up a photography project in Gardener, she told me that she tells stories through her photographs. The project in Gardener had intrigued her because one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in the country was closing up shop, laying off all the workers,and going out of business. She got into the factory and documented everything, talking to the workers, watching them at their craft seeing them leave on their final days, and as I heard her tell this story I too became intrigued. What other stories did she tell? A year with a farmer, six months at sea with a fisherman.

Trisha Barry tells stories through photographs, and as I type this blog I realize I can not tell her stories better than her. So here is a clip from the story she will share for Pecha Kucha Night


"It was the first snow fall of the winter that took me to the country roads of Warwick, MA to photograph. It was the old farm equipment all strewn about covered with snow, the unusual old barn, and what looked like discarded possessions everywhere that made me stop. Out of nowhere, a man appeared. He had piercing blue eyes, a white beard, and a worn hat with old nails, one on each side turning the brim up. He was dressed in farmer jeans and a flannel shirt. An instantaneous connection was made. I knew at the very moment I met him, there were a story to be told, and a friend to be made. His name was Ken Hubbard.
My curiosity led me to go back repeatedly and learn more. Discovering more with each visit, realizing as much character I saw in his face he had in his soul. Everything had a purpose, a history, and nothing was thrown away..."

photo courtesy of Trisha Barry. © All Rights Reserved

Artist Bio
Fine art photographer Trisha Barry focuses on people. Her photographic essays are less about portraits of people but more about portraits of life. She states...“Everything and everybody has a history and a story, and my passion has led me to telling these stories, these “life portraits”, artistic documentations of people and life, images that preserve that moment in time, that “disappearing presence.” Motivating intuition that inspires meaning is the driving force behind her work.
Graduating from Mass College of Art with a degree in Fibers her early years were spent exploring the possibilities beyond the loom with different fibers creating sculptural pieces and vessels.
After graduating from college she began working with mixed media pieces incorporating her photographs creating visual stories with her viewers. It was then she realized she was leaning toward the photographic medium as a fine art.
Initially working with film in black and white she began showing her work and earning recognition. Her work involves exploring the life's of people. Always wanting to know more about her subject she spends time with them developing a more personal approach to her storytelling.
“Trisha ability to look beneath the surface creates powerful visual dialogues that find true meaning in the simple things. Her photography is like beautiful poetry capturing pieces of vanishing America “,,, Fred Martins creative director of Tiziani Whitmyre.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PKN Worcester Vol. 2

Pecha Kucha Night Worcester Vol. 2 at 55 Pearl Sunday Sept 13th 2009 in the GAR Hall.

Join us for an evening of creative chit-chat set in the historic Bull Mansion.

Recognized by the National Registry of Historic Places the Bull Mansion is know for its high Victorian Architecture. Innovation meets history at this restaurant where Chef Ian Hickey redefines New England cuisine. Pecha Kucha Night is taking over the mansions GAR Hall to present 8 speakers sharing their own passion, ideas and innovation.

The Pecha Kucha format has spread globally, and is hosted in over 226 cities worldwide. Come see what all the chit- chat is about.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PKN Worcester #2

Worcester Volume #2
55 Pearl
13 September 2009
START 19:20
We can't wait to see YOU there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Making Art and Music

Musician and Artist Lennie Peterson is passionate about the marriage of Music and Visual Art. He's agreed to present at Pecha Kucha Night Worcester Vol. 2 to share his passion and insight about the spontaneous, improvised creation within the relationship of Music and Visual Art.
He also shared this concept recently with friend Kaki King, wow-ing her with the idea of painting a guitar with her music....using the action of strumming to mark the guitar. This idea took seed and grew into Kaki King "The Exhibition". Ovation donated 12 guitars to be turned into art by 12 artists with a 13th guitar painted live at the exhibit and auctioned off to benefit VH1's Save The Music.

Using the same guitar that she played "Pink Noise" on The David Letterman Show, she dipped her hands into pink acrylic paint and strummed out Pink Noise on stage at the exhibit (admitting that she would have to play Karaoke style because the sound will change as soon as the paint hits the guitar strings)
Thus creating Pink Noise The Guitar. This guitar hasn't gone up for auction yet so stay tuned for where and when to bid. Until then check out these photos from the show.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Inspired By Dickenson and Hauschka

Worcester Volumne 1 speaker John Herman spoke about inspiration through collaboration, and mentioned a one minute film that was inspired by hearing German composer Hauschka.
Here is the result of their collaboration.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Annoucing our Presenter list for #1!

PechaKucha Night Worcester Vol. 1 is Sunday June 14th at Bocado Tapas Bar 82 Winter Street Worcester Ma
Doors open at 7:20

In completely random order here are our presenters for the evening!

* Andy Fish and Veronica Hebbard /Hebs and Fish/ portfolio and upcoming projects
* John C Herman / new-media guru / Inspiration through Collaboration
* Paul Irish/ Molecular/ Practical Design Solutions from Japan
* Adoniram Sides/ Photographer / Quiet Spaces and the Way of Inspiration
* Andreea Waters / Art Director Expert Satellite / Life By Design
* Megan McIntosh/ Freestyle Slalom Skating / Aspects of Freestyle
* Scott Boilard / Fine Arts Painter and Graphic Artist / Sights Sounds Experiences
* Derek Ring/ Freelance Illustrator / Monsters and Vectors


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Worcester Magazine Article

Pecha Kucha Night
Written by Doreen Manning
Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Cutting through the chatter

By Doreen Manning

When artists get together to mull over their craft, one could call it idle chit chat. But when artists present their work in an organized, fluid and productive way that inspires creative action, that’s called Pecha Kucha Night.

Roughly translated from Japanese for the sound of conversation, this event for creative professionals was started in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Japan-based Klein Dytham architecture as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work.

The Worcester segment kicks off June 14 at Bocado Tapas Wine Bar (82 Winter St.). The format is simple. A select group of creative types is chosen beforehand. Each will present 20 slides of his or her work, with 20 seconds allowed per slide, culminating in 6 minutes 40 seconds. Inspiration and discussion then follow.

When Cynthia Woehrle posted her idea on to host a Pecha Kucha Night here in Worcester, fellow artist Michelle May — who had also expressed interest in hosting a PKN a few months earlier on the same blog — jumped on board. First step for the duo: research. “I was determined to find out as much as I could about this organization,” says Woehrle. Contacting other area cities like Boston and Portland that had already hosted a PKN event, and receiving great feedback, Woehrle then contacted Japan to find out how she and May could bring the event to Worcester. “We were hopeful that we could get approved and invited (Worcester Magazine News Editor) Scott Zoback to collaborate on this project; he loved the idea and signed up to help.” After a six-week wait, approval from Klein Dytham arrived and Worcester was officially added as the 196 cities in the PKN network.

Drinks and greetings begin at 7:20 p.m. followed by artists’ presentations at 8:20 p.m. (“20” is the PKN theme, as if you couldn’t tell). Name tags keep the name-game stress at bay, and a directory of speakers complete with photo profiles will be at the entrance. An MC will keep the presentation flowing, and each presenter will stand with his or her work and guide the viewer quickly through the progression of images.

With four nights committed to PKN in the coming year, the organizers have high hopes. “Not only will it expose Worcester as a cultural center, it will give us a social media voice all over the world, through the PKN website, Twitter and Facebook,” May says. “This will give artists and designers a chance to meet socially, know faces, and hopefully grow the community here in Worcester and surrounding towns. Fine artists have a forum here in town, but other designers, not so much. PKN is a great opportunity to show a little piece of your universe to Worcester, while getting people fired up. Seeing what inspires others is a very powerful tool.”

Pecha Kucha Night offers an opportunity for practitioners of all types of media — writers, filmmakers, painters, graphic designers, musicians and more — to showcase their work. “I am looking to integrate artists of all types,” shares Woehrle, “and bring them to a format where they can share ideas, projects and inspirations on the same playing field, as well as give the community an opportunity to hear perspectives from creative thinkers.”

For Woehrle, Zoback and May, the goal is the same: to promote that sense of community and foster creative ideas. So stop the chit chat, and start the inspiration.

Worcester Volume #1 at Bocado Tapas Bar, 82 Winter St., Worcester. June 14, 7:20 p.m. Free. Learn more at;;

Monday, June 8, 2009

This Week Around the World

(image source from PKN Fresno)

PechaKucha Night happens all around the world, here's a look at the ideas being shared in this week:
Matt Grisby in Providence explores green materials
Scott Willis in Dunedin talks about the Waitati Energy Project
Jiewa says Life is Delicious at Surabaya #1
Mauro Massarotto/Sheriff&Cherry Studio in Zagreb #3 offer up some very colorful design

Upcoming City Events

* 8 June 2009 Fresno #3
* 9 June 2009 Cape Town #6
* 9 June 2009 Wellington #5
* 10 June 2009 Providence #4
* 10 June 2009 Dunedin #2
* 11 June 2009 Los Angeles #20
* 11 June 2009 Aarhus #2
* 11 June 2009 Zagreb #3
* 11 June 2009 Dawson City #2
* 12 June 2009 Oulu #5
* 13 June 2009 Surabaya #1
* 14 June 2009 Worcester #1
* 14 June 2009 Halifax #2

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Worcester calling Tokyo

Last week I received a request to submit a 20 second video saying HELLO to Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo #62.
The world wide event hit a few mile stones last week. Hitting the 200 mark for participating cities and hitting a record turn out for #62 in Tokyo. My greeting from Worcester Ma was played to a packed room of 443 people at SuperDeluxe ( an arts events venue owned by the Pecha Kucha founders Klein Dytham Architecture). As the organization continues to grow the founders help keep everyone connected through introducing new cities at the beginning of their events, posting samples of the worldwide events on the headquarters blog. Posting videos of presentations and linking every city on their mainpage.

Here is a sample presentation from Tokyo #62 given by Mark Cooke

Pecha Kucha Night also got a write up in Culture Magazine you can read it here online on pages 54 and 55.

Very Busy Week!
and did I mention Pecha Kucha Night is non profit? Everyone involved has a day job and is passionate about the Pecha Kucha format for sharing ideas and creativity.

Worcester #1
is coming up quick!
June 14th Bocado Tapas Bar 7:20

Thursday, May 28, 2009

{image via PKN featured in May issue of online magazine One +}

Read full article here, The Economist's sister magazine Intelligent Life also showing PKN some sweetness. Oh, did you hear, Pecha Kucha Night is coming to WORCESTER...

What is Pecha Kucha Night? {from the PKN website}

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 196 cities across the world.

Pecha Kucha is intended to gather creatives to share their work and ideas, chilling-out, getting together and exchanging thoughts in an informal environment. Pecha Kucha welcomes creative minds from the fields of Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Fashion Design, Animation, Science, Social Media... and Design in general. Pecha Kucha represents a new expression venue for people in the creative world.

If you are interested in speaking at a Pecha Kucha Night in Worcester, 3 more on the way after June 14th, please contact Cynthia Woerhle, Scott Zoback, or Michelle May:

...come thirsty and bring friends!
Get your creative energy ready to be fired up.

PKN News...

PechaKucha Night Tokyo reaches it's 62nd vol,
Boston hits it's 10th vol, Dubai is already on it's 5th vol, Doha and
Belgrade celebrate their 3rd volumes and Lima gets it's 2nd event off
the ground. All this just yesterday!

Big news... 20x20=200...............200 cities that is!

Our sums may be wrong, but we are ecstatic to announce that our
200th city has just joined the PechaKucha Night. Nishinomiya City in the Kansai area of Japan is the 200th city. It seems fitting that 6 years after the first ever PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -
the 200th city to join should be in Japan!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Adoniram Sides

John C Herman

"Inspiration through Collaboration"

John Herman is an artist, writer, and teacher. The Ford Motor Company
just named him "a top web influencer." Pitchfork called him "a writer,
a media maker, and a compulsive ringleader." The Boston Globe called
him a "New-media guru." NewTeeVee described him as "a renaissance
media-maker of many talents." He produces surreal musical web TV
shows, improv comedy, and more.

Fish and Hebs

Veronica Hebard -
Veronica is a freelance illustrator and comic artist. Her work has been featured in many publications and gallery shows in Massachusetts, New York, and Los Angeles. She is curator of Modus Lotus, designing progresive art projects.

Andy Fish -
Andy is a commercial artist and graphic novelist. Clients include DC Comics, Coca Cola, Scholastic Books and Sports Illustrated. Andy currently teaches youth and adult art programs at the Higgins Education Wing of the Worcester Art Museum as well as at Emerson College and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.

Andy and Veronica will present their separate bodies of work, and discuss their upcoming two-person exhibition "ATOMIC HEARTS & The Electrical Brain" at SPACE 242, Boston.

Paul Irish

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night is coming to Worcester!

What is Pecha Kucha Night? {from the PKN website}

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world.

Pecha Kucha is intended to gather creatives to share their work and ideas, chilling-out, getting together and exchanging thoughts in an informal environment. Pecha Kucha welcomes creative minds from the fields of Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Fashion Design, Animation, Science and Design in general. Pecha Kucha represents a new expression venue for people in the creative world.

Come thirsty and bring along your friends!

What gets you fired up? Details on the way...stay in the loop:

PKN Worcester Blog