The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
Evolution of a Life of Art
BY STEPHEN ROCK
@ VOL 16
ON JAN 18, 2019
Artist Stephen Rock takes an evolving look at how to “Get Your S*%t together” at Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA. Over a lifelong journey, he takes us from early works done under his art teacher father to installation pieces, public sculpture projects and innovative large format inkjet prints. Each period of exploration contributes to his current mixed process digital print works. He lives in Seattle, WA and is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.
Walls and Spoken Word Poetry
BY MELIZARANI T. SELVA
@ VOL 6
ON AUG 16, 2018
Melizarani T. Selva is a spoken word poet, showrunner, educator and co-curator of George Town Literary Festival 2018. To date, she has performed in six countries and represented Malaysia at the prestigious Commonwealth People's Forum in London and the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Her notable performances include, TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she runs Kuala Lumpur's monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools. This presentation is about Walls, also a monthly spoken word poetry event.
BY LETA SOBIERAJSKI
@ VOL 162
ON JAN 16, 2019
Designer and Art Director Leta Sobierajski shares the origins of her studio with her husband and partner, Wade Jeffree, as well as their reoccurring theme to include themselves in their work as a way of exercising their bodies alongside their minds in their everyday projects, injecting personality and performance into their personal and professional work.
BY RIVA NAYAJU
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 17, 2018
An amazing artist with a degree in architecture, Riva Nayaju is currently a graduate student in graphic design at Oklahoma State University. She believes in hard work and utilizing every single day to the most. Greatly inspired by her father (Artist/Designer), she yearns to mold her dreams up to her own unlimited expectations.
Pain and Inspiration
BY ABI STEVENS
@ VOL 18
ON JAN 16, 2019
Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.
Stitching Stories Through Coreography
BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15
ON MAY 19, 2017
Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.
Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.
Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."
Artists Were Made for People
BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37
ON DEC 13, 2018
Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.
Clearing a Hurdle by Finding Inspiration
BY REGGIE TIDWELL
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
As a graphic designer and photographer, Reggie Tidwell found himself not embracing his photographer side and lacking the confidence to take on high-end projects and charge a respectable rate. Over the last 2 years, he has found his inspiration and is now earning as much as a photographer as with his design work. Reggie has also garnered the respect of photographers that he's always admired and even looked up to.
Kal Barteski: Polar Bear Artist
BY KAL BARTESKI
@ VOL 36
ON NOV 22, 2018
Artist and activist Kal Barteski is a notable figure in the arts scene in Winnipeg who is most famously known for her playful script work and polar bear art. She calls herself a "polar bear artist", and rightfully so as she's successfully spread her work throughout the city and beyond. Here in her PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk, Kal talks about polar bears (of course), why they're important, and what you can learn from them. She also talks about her work and her initiatives not only in Winnipeg but in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world.
Kal's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, on November 22 2018, at the Park Theatre.
For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.
The Necessity of Creativity
BY HILARY JEAN TAPPER
@ VOL 38
ON NOV 08, 2018
Hilary Jean Tapper is an illustrator and dollmaker, and currently undertaking a formal study of the therapeutic nature of art and creativity. Throughout her youth, she received numerous awards for her films on mindfulness and self-discovery, which led to further opportunities of leadership and presenting to youth nationally and globally. At 19 she was brought to India for filming her first documentary on women and devotional yoga, and she presented the film on tour of the USA and Europe. She undertook her Bachelor in Hindu Theology, which is where she found her passion for the transformation of the self through the arts. In this Pechakucha, Hilary shares her story of losing and rediscovering her creativity, and her journey towards a deeper understanding of how powerful, necessary and available creativity is for all of us.