Friday, April 23, 2010

Presenter: Alexander Dunn

Alexander Dunn is an arts outreach coordinator,member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a natural history guide and faculty member of Worcester Art Museum.

Alex's subject for PechaKucha Night:
Boarders, backyards, and maps: putting the Place in art

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Presenter Profile: Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

presentation title= Fireworks like you've never seen them before

"My name is Patrick Sullivan I own a computer corporation that has done
extremely well which affords me a tremendous deal of free time so years ago
I started learning photography and am now a professional fireworks
photographer yes it’s a real job and it has allowed me to travel all over
the world and do some of the most amazing things and go places I would never
of gone to otherwise I teach classes on fireworks safety training as well as fireworks photography which I believe is one of the hardest forms of photography there is to really get right I love to talk and will discuss most anything with almost anyone so feel free to ask me anything you would like after the presentation."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Presenter Profile: Liz Sheehan

Liz K. Sheehan is an independent curator and educator currently living in Worcester. A native of the Philadelphia area, she holds degrees in art history and museum studies from Bowdoin College and Tufts University, and has over 10 years experience working in New England arts institutions, including the Bates College Museum of Art, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Portland Museum of Art. Liz is an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph's College of Maine, where she teaches an online survey course in modern art history, and an instructor for the "Frontiers" program at WPI, where she encourages budding scientists to experiment with art. When not planning exhibitions, she can be found dragging her toddler through museums across the Eastern seaboard and blogging about it at .

PechaKucha Worcester Presentation
"Public Space, Private Interactions"
My work as a curator is greatly informed by audience response and reception. Through a combination of presentation and programming, I try to make exhibitions relevant to as diverse a public as possible.
I am passionate about bringing art into the community, giving the public a forum for discussing and experiencing art, and creating opportunities for contemporary artists to explore the relationship between audience, artwork, and public/private space.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Presenter Profile: Ron Rosenstock

Ron Rosenstock has traveled the world, has been exhibited and collected in museums and is renowned for his photography. Please join us at Razzo Hall on April 25th to hear Ron's passion for his work through our 20x20 pechakucha format.

image copyright all rights reserved Ron Rosenstock, image source
To view more of Ron's beautiful imagery visit

Ron Rosenstock's Resume (in brief)

Born: 1943, Monticello, NY

Education: Goddard College 1976-77 M.A. Degree in Photography
Boston University, 1965-68 A.A. Degree in History
Private Study with Paul Caponigro 1969-71
Private Study with Minor White 1967-68

Work in the permanent art collections of:
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA
The International Center of Photography, NYC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
The Castlebar Urban District Council,
Co. Mayo, Ireland
Torre Guelfa Gallery, Florence, Italy
Villa Rosa Gallery, San Leolino, Italy
The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Selected Published works:
JOURNEYS, A book of fifty photographs by
Ron Rosenstock. Introduction by B.A. King.
Published by the Silver Strand Press, 2007

Hymn to the Earth, A book of forty-two photographs by
Ron Rosenstock. Introduction by Carl Chiarenza.
Published by the Silver Strand Press, 2003

The Light of Ireland, A book of twenty-six
photographs by Ron Rosenstock. Introduction by Paul
Caponigro. Published by the Silver Strand Press, 1999

Chiostro, Photographs of Italy, A book off forty-two
photographs by Ron Rosenstock. Published by the
Silver Strand press, 2001

Presenter Profile: Suzy Becker

Suzy Becker is an author, artist and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, now in the Double-Platinum Collector's Edition All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (And Then Some). Suzy has since written and illustrated The All Better Book, My Dog's the World's Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, Manny's Cows, Books Are for Reading, and Kids Make It Better (May, 2010). Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards.

Suzy Becker has also received the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" Award for her community service initiatives, including the Ride For AIDS Resources (, the country's first HIV/AIDS bike-a-thon which has raised over $1,000,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations.

Becker was New England Women Business Owners' youngest-ever Woman of the Year. She is a former (Clinton) White House Fellow, a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe, and she is a perennial finalist in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. For more about Suzy Becker, visit

Suzy's PechaKucha Presentation:

I like to think of life as a medium. So far, I’ve made ads, cards, cartoons, a kid, books, a small business, a charter school, a marriage, and a million-dollar HIV/AIDS fundraiser with mine.

Vol 5 at Razzo Hall, April 25th 2010

The Worldwide Pecha Kucha phenomenon has been sweeping Worcester for the past year, attracting capacity crowds to watch and listen to some of Central Massachusetts' most creative and interesting presenters.

Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple – 20 images x 20 seconds – and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace.

Sunday night is sure to be a fantastic time---look forward to seeing you there!

Come see what all the chit chat is about!

Sunday, April 25, 2010
7:20pm - 11:20pm
Razzo Hall/Clark University Worcester, MA
Seating limited to first 190 people. Razzo Hall is located at 92 Downing Street Worcester Ma

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Friday, April 16, 2010