We called and you responded.

image                                                                                              PKNCLT v.16 graphics by Carlos Crespo & Sandi Deitrich | BOLT Group

We called and you responded. We had put out a statement and called for creative artistic responses to what is happening in Charlotte. And we received ~18 new entries in the 3 days, with several more people wanting to participate if there was more time. First of all, thank you! We are humbled, and frankly, overwhelmed by the response.
In a city still coming to terms with the recent happenings, it feels like we have become the unlikely “First Responders” of the art scene. And in a place which suffers from a lack of trust, we are grateful for the trust you have placed in us as a safe and welcoming place for your voice to be heard. We don’t take the opportunity/responsibility lightly.

While we don’t have enough time on the 20th to showcase all the wonderful ideas/proposals for presentations we received, we are seeking ways to see how we can include even more ideas and viewpoints, and continue this connversation – and would love to hear your thoughts on that. In the meantime we are very excited to announce the lineup for Vol. 16. It is a truly exceptional group of people – and also by far the most diverse lineup we ever had – not just in terms of race, but also age, topics etc.

Without further ado, the presenters for PKNCLT Vol. 16 are:
Astrid Chirinos
Holly Martin
Juan Logan
Kia Moore
Lee Baumgarten
Leonor Demori
Mark Steven Greenfield
Michael Sales
MyLoan Dinh
Sheila Smith
Zhenia O. Martinez Carrillo
(Listed in alphabetical order – not the order of presentations)
We will have not one but two awesome Emcees this time: Judith Barriga (Latina 102.3 FM), will join our regular star MC, Quentin Talley.

Of all the events/programs we have done over the years, this could be the one with the most urgent relevance yet. We want you to be there, and help us figure out how we can continue and expand on this. Please help spread the word.

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 16: Art without Borders | Arte sin Fronteras
When: Thursday, Oct 20, 7:30 – 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:00)
Where: La Revolución (900 NC Music Factory Blvd, 28206)
Entry: $10 at the door. Cash bar.

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BOOM is the best!
Thanks to Creative Loafing for picking BOOM to be “The Best Performing Arts Extravaganza” in their current Best of Charlotte 2016 issue. We have started work on BOOM 2017, which should be even bigger and better – find out more at the PK on the 20th.

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Websites: www.point8.org/pechakucha
www.pecha-kucha.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pknclt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pknclt
Volume 16 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha Kucha TM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

PKNCLT response to the recent developments in Charlotte – and a renewed call for participation

image              Charlotte: 9/22/16. Photo by Ben Premeaux

A few weeks ago we announced our objective to take the long running Pecha Kucha Charlotte (PKNCLT) series in a new direction, to be more intentional about being inclusive, and to extend the open platform for creative expression to those in the community who have traditionally been left out from the cultural and creative resources of the city. We had invited applications to present (in English or Spanish) at our first bilingual PKNCLT on Oct 20, titled Art without Borders/Arte sin Fronteras. Then things unfolded this week that delivered an urgent reminder to all of us about the borders that exist within our city.

We are not an activist organization – we are only a small grassroots collective of artists, designers and other creative professionals, who come together to try use our talents for the greater good. But there comes a time when one cannot remain silent, neutral or inactive; when one loses the privilegie of turning away from what is happening to one’s fellow being, and seeking refuge in one’s art.

We are reopening the call for entries to present at the Oct 20 PKNCLT and extending the deadline to next Wed, 9/28. And we are seeking presentations/performances that address what is happening in the city right now, its underlying causes – and fresh approaches and mindsets that can create new outcomes and possibilities for everyone. We want to hear all voices: black, brown, white, native, immigrant, Spanish, English… let’s share our realities, let’s connect through the common language of art, let’s lift our voices together.

We believe in the power of art, in its ability to transcend boundaries and transform lives. We also believe in living and creating in a city that is welcoming to and supportive of everyone irrespective of their race, background and income. Please participate, please spread the word, and please show up.

Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte Vol. 16: Art without Borders | Arte sin Fronteras
7:00 pm on Oct 20, 2016 at La Revolucion
Deadline for submissions: noon on Wed, 9/28.
More details on how to apply: http://bit.ly/2cOzm80

Announcing a special Pecha Kucha Night Art without Borders | Arte sin Fronteras

Rosalia Torres presents at Vol. 13 – photo by David Huff

Rosalia Torres presents at Vol. 13 – photo by David Huff

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back with the Fall volume. And with this one, we are coloring outside the lines.

#PKNCLT has been convening the creative community for evenings of engagement, inspiration and fun since 2008. Over 15 volumes we have showcased ~300 presenters, and sparked numerous artistic collaborations as well as critical and creative conversations. And our wonderful and loyal audience have made each night special and unforgettable!
Going forward we want to be even more intentional in extending our platform to those in our community who have been left out from such creative conversations. Vol. 16: Art without Borders will be the first in our new initiative – and to start off, we will test our taste for the romantic Latin tongue -en Español-. We will host presenters/performers who will give full presentations in their native tongue.

Be a Presenter – in English or Spanish
We know you have amazing, brilliant, and wildly creative things to share – and this is your chance to do it. As always, the only limitations are 20 images, 20 seconds per image, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds. No other rules, except – make it extraordinary!

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 16
When: Thursday, Oct 20, 7:30 – 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:00)
Where: La Revolución (900 NC Music Factory Blvd, 28206)
Entry: $10 at the door. Cash bar.

Why should you present?
It is an opportunity:
– to share your work/ideas, your visions, to express your concerns/critiques
– to challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
– to present to a broad region-wide audience, in a casual social environment
– place yourself among the best creative talent in town

The deadline
…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Friday, Sept 23.
More infoaboutpresenting: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines
¿Tienes preguntas acerca de la presentación? | Got questions about presenting?
Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol.16 to 10 presentations. A panel made up of artists and designers will be selecting the final list of presenters. The selection will bebased on the quality of the entries, and the originality of thetheme/ideas submitted. We also try to ensure the inclusion of a really wide range of media and topics.

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Websites: www.point8.org/pechakucha
www.pecha-kucha.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pknclt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pknclt

Volume 16 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha Kucha TM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

Lineup for Vol. 15 & BOOM Launch

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BOOM graphics by Brandon Scharr & Lou Kinard

 

We are excited to announce an exceptional lineup for our special Pk Night, which will also mark the launch of BOOM, Charlotte’s first ever artist/community led annual festival of innovative art and creativity.

The presenters:

Carlos Salum
Jonell Logan
Kayla Dugger & Zach Kirchin
Kevin Patterson
Luis G Ardila
Martin Settle
Nelli Levental
Stephen Bernasconi
Tamela Rich
Tom Hanchett

(Presenters listed in alphabetical order – not the actual order of presentations)

The MC for the night will once again be Q (Quentin Talley)

Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte Vol. 15 & BOOM Launch
Thursday, April 7
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00)
The Rabbit Hole, Plaza Midwood

Admission: $10 at the door (Get your tickets today!). Cash bar

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha
Global: www.pechakucha.org
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter #PKNCLT

BOOM Info:

Website: BOOMcharlotte.org
Facebook: Facebook/BOOMcharlotte
Twitter: clt_boom

Volume 15 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte & BOOM are organized by Que-OS, a non-profit collective of creative professionals. Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

 

Present at a very special Pecha Kucha (v.15)

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The Stage is Waiting for YOU. Present the UNEXPECTED!

We know you have amazing, brilliant, and wildly creative things to share – and this is your chance to do it. As always, the only limitations are 20 images, 20 seconds per image, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds. No other rules, except – make it unexpected!

Pecha Kucha 15 will kick off Charlotte’s first annual BOOM festival, three days of art, performance and the unexpected. Be a part of starting off BOOM with a BANG.

Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte
7:00 PM on Thursday, April 7th, 2016
The Rabbit Hole, Plaza Midwood

Why you should present:

  • To share your work/ideas, your visions, to express your concerns/critiques
  • To challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
  • To present to a broad region-wide audience, in a casual social environment
  • To place yourself among the best creative talent in town

DEADLINE for sending final presentation package: March 11

Noon (12:00 pm) on Friday, March 11, 2016
More info about presenting: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines


Got questions about presenting? Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 15 to 8 presentations. A panel made up of artists and designers will be selecting the final list of presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. We also try to ensure the inclusion of a really wide range of media and topics.

Volume 15 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS

Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture
Photo credit: Carl Miller PKN vol. 14

Starting off BOOM with a BANG:

On April 8th,9th and 10th, Que-OS will premier BOOM, Charlotte’s first artist-led annual showcase of experimental/contemporary performance and visual art. This first installment of BOOM will bring together local and national acts through a collaborative weekend of performance in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood utilizing local business spaces and performance venues. BOOM aspires to expand the reach of art and culture outside of Uptown and establish it at the “fringes” of the city. This carefully curated compilation of visual and performing arts will integrate the local community and expose Charlotte to the wealth of innovative original work created in our region and across the country.

Website: BOOMcharlotte.org
Facebook: Facebook/BOOMcharlotte
Twitter: clt_boom

See who is presenting at PK v.14!

#PKNCLT Vol.14 graphics by Marcus Kiser

#PKNCLT Vol.14 graphics by Marcus Kiser

The Fall Pecha Kucha is just a few days away, and once again we are excited to present a very diverse lineup. Come hang out, grab a beer, socialize, and enjoy – at a beloved venue that will be going away soon!*

The presenters:

Alex Clark
Antoine Williams
Carlos Salum
Caroline Rust & Camerin Watson
Cher Cosper
Hannah Ames Beavers
Kurma Murrain
Matt Olin
Tamela Rich
Ted Lee

(Presenters listed in alphabetical order – not the actual order of presentations)

The MC for the night will be Q (Quentin Talley)

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 14
When: Wednesday, Oct 14, 7:30 – 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:00)
Where: The Chop Shop Noda (399 E. 35th St. 28205)

Admission: $10 at the door. Cash bar

Parking: at the gravel lot adjacent to Chop Shop

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha

Global: www.pechakucha.org

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

* A Fond Farewell to Chop Shop: As you might know, the popular venue will be shutting its doors forever a few days after this event, as the whole complex is to be torn down and redeveloped. So this will be our last PKN at the funky, gritty venue. Be there to celebrate one last time!

Volume 14 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS. Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Present at the next Pecha Kucha Night ~ V. 14!

Rosalia Torres presents at Vol. 13 – photo by David Huff

Rosalia Torres presents at Vol. 13 – photo by David Huff

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back with the Fall volume.
Be a Presenter

We know you have amazing, brilliant, and wildly creative things to share – and this is your chance to do it. As always, the only limitations are 20 images, 20 seconds per image, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds. No other rules, except – make it extraordinary!

This is an “open call” volume – no themes/restrictions – all topics/ideas/media are welcome.

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 14
When: Wednesday, Oct 14, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Where: The Chop Shop Noda (399 E. 35th St. 28205)*

Why should you present?

It is an opportunity:
– to share your work/ideas, your visions, to express your concerns/critiques
– to challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
– to present to a broad region-wide audience, in a casual social environment
– place yourself among the best creative talent in town

The deadline

…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Friday, Sept 25.
More info about presenting: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines
Got questions about presenting? Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

 Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 14 to 10 presentations. A panel made up of artists and designers will be selecting the final list of presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. We also try to ensure the inclusion of a really wide range of media and topics.

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A “Politi-Kucha”!

This is not officially a Pecha Kucha Night, but we are supporting an effort to bring the brevity, precision and excitement of the PKN format to the political process. Check out the Mayoral Candidates Forum organized by WTFweVote in collaboration with Charlotte Agenda on Sept 1. It is a free event, but RSVP here pronto – it is proving to be a very popular event.

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* A Fond Farewell to Chop Shop: As you might know, the popular venue will be shutting its doors for ever a few days after this event, as the whole complex is going to be torn down and redeveloped. So this will be our last PKN at the funky, gritty venue. Be there to celebrate one last time!

Websites: www.point8.org/pechakucha

www.pecha-kucha.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pknclt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pknclt

Volume 14 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

See who is presenting at Pecha Kucha Night v.13

 

PKN CLT Vol.12 graphics by Rachel Martin

PKN CLT Vol.12 graphics by Rachel Martin

We tried something different this time, and called for topics at the confluence of art/creativity and social issues/causes. And it worked, as we are excited to present one of the most exceptional and diverse lineups we ever had:

Natalie Abrams

Jennifer Appleby

Lynn Caldwell & Laura Deynes

Natalie Frazier Allen & Micaila Ayorinde

Preach Jacobs

Marcus Kiser & Jason Woodberry

April Marten

Indrani Nayar-Gall

Joanne Spataro & Ahmer Inam

Rosalia Torres

(Presenters listed in alphabetical order – not the actual order of presentations)

The MC for the night will be Q (Quentin Talley)

It promises to be a night of compelling presentations and unforgettable performances. Come hang out, grab a beer, socialize, be challenged and inspired.

What: Pecha Kucha Night – Special Volume: the Art of the Cause/the Cause of the Arts

When: Thursday, April 30, 7:30 – 10:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30

Where: Amos’ Southend (1423 S Tryon St., 28203)

Admission: $10. Cash bar

Parking: Please see the parking instructions: www.amossouthend.com/parking/ We also encourage you to ride the light rail – Amos’ is right next to the Bland St. station.

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha

Global: www.pechakucha.org

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Gold Level

Crescent Communities

Historic South End

Wray Ward

Silver Level

Cluck Design / The Spoke Easy

Industry Coworking

The Common Market

Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS in collaboration Queen City Forward and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

 

Call for Entries for the special Pecha Kucha Night the Art of the Cause/the Cause of the Arts

Cassie Parsons shares the importance of getting to know your food at PK v.9  – and lets you taste the difference. Photo by Kevin Beaty

Cassie Parsons shares the importance of getting to know your food at PK v.9
– and lets you taste the difference. Photo by Kevin Beaty

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back with a special edition.

The line between art and activism is getting blurred, with artists increasingly trying to tackle social/environmental/urban/community issues through their art – and those working on causes finding unconventional and creative ways to share their message and arrive at solutions – we believe it is time to create a space to showcase that. In collaboration with Queen City Forward (QCF), Que-OS is presenting a unique volume that will feature ideas/initiatives at the confluence of art/design and social causes/issues.

What: Pecha Kucha Night – Special Volume: the Art of the Cause/the Cause of the Arts

When: Thursday, April 30, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Where:  Amos’ Southend (1423  S Tryon St., 28203)

We want you to present!

It is an opportunity:
– to share your work/ideas, your visions, express your concerns/critiques
– to challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
– to present to a broad region-wide audience, in a casual social environment
– place yourself among the best creative talent in town

Also…

– For artists it will be an opportunity to directly contribute to the society through what they are best at – art; find new relevance for their work, and in the process, reach a whole new audience

– For social entrepreneurs it will be an opportunity to find new creative ways to share your organization’s message, reach the core creative community, and find new spokespeople for your cause.

How will this volume be different from the earlier ones?

We will be exclusively showcasing the kind of art/design that deals with social issues/causes – as well as social initiatives that are shared creatively and/or through art. We will also give special preference to collaborations between artists and social entrepreneurs.

The deadline

…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Friday, April 10.

Please read our guidelines carefully before preparing your presentation: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines

Got questions about presenting? Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for presentations to 10. A panel made up of leaders from the art and social entrepreneurial communities will be selecting the final list of presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. We also try to ensure the inclusion of a really wide range of media and topics.

Follow Pecha Kucha Charlotte: FB: www.facebook.com/pknclt

Twitter: twitter.com/pknclt

Join the mailing list: www.point8.org/Contact

Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, in collaboration Queen City Forward (QCF) with support from Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte. The series is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationPecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha is organized by a dedicated and dynamic group of volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of the team.

Pecha Kucha Charlotte returns with a special edition

The Art of the Cause ~ the Cause of the Arts
a special Pecha Kucha night

The line between art and activism is getting more and more blurred, as artists increasingly are trying to tackle social, environmental and community issues through their art – and those working on causes are finding unconventional and creative ways to share their message and arrive at solutions. Yet the artistic and the social entrepreneurial communities in Charlotte remain mostly unconnected. Now Que-OS is collaborating with Queen City Forward (QCF) to bridge that divide, and we are starting with a special Pecha Kucha Night that focuses on the confluence of the two fields.

Why should artists do it?

– Find a way to directly contribute to the society through what they are best at – art

– Challenge themselves creatively

– Find new relevance for their work

– Reach a whole new audience

Come out on Tue, Feb 24, at 6:00 to the McColl Center for Art & Innovation, socialize, meet with social entrepreneurs as well as other artists/performers/designers. The final event – the Pecha Kucha Night – will be on Thu, April 30, at Amos’ Southend.

How will this work?

  • Between now and February 23 RSVP and let us know you’re interested in participating in a entrepreneur/artist collaboration.

  • On Tuesday, February 24 we will meet at 6:00 at the McColl Center for an evening of “speed dating” where entrepreneurs and artists can meet and find potential artist/performer/designer collaboration partners for the April event.

  • You will have until April 10 to prepare a proposal for your Pecha Kucha presentation.

  • Our panel of jurors will select 10 presentations to participate in Pecha Kucha Night on April 30.

Follow Pecha Kucha Charlotte:

facebook2 www.facebook.com/pknclt

twitter2 twitter.com/pknclt

Join the mailing list:  

email-2 www.point8.org/Contact

 Got questions about presenting? Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, in collaboration Queen City Forward (QCF), and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

Pecha Kucha 20×20 was created in Japan as a platform for artists to share ideas and has grown into an international sensation, involving over 600 cities.  The format is simple – 20 images x 20 seconds, for a total of 6 min 40 sec.  This keeps the night moving and inspires audience engagement.  PKN Charlotte was started in 2008 and has done 12 volumes so far.  Over the years it has grown into the largest multi-disciplinary showcase in town, and brings together a highly diverse range of creative people and audiences of over 400.

“Pecha Kucha… has become Charlotte’s most popular and electric gathering of creatives.” – Charlotte Magazine, in blurb for the Best of the Best (BoB) Awards.

“An incredibly well-curated evening of weird, smart, free-thinking, artists, performers, thought-provokers and creative geniuses, make you proud to call Charlotte home.” – Charlotte Viewpoint

Pecha Kucha is organized by a dedicated and dynamic group of volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of the team.

Photo: Jennifer Pickering of LEAF talks about connecting/creating communities globally through drumming. PKN CLT Vol. 11. Photo by Mitchell Kearney

V5 04/10

PKN Charlotte - Volume 5

  •   Date: Thursday April 8th
  •   When: Starting at 7:30pm
  •   Where: Dharma Lounge, South End (1440 S Tryon, NC 28203)
  •   Cover Charge $5.

What will you Share?

You have 20 slides  
20 seconds per image.

An adventure or experiment.
Last years study or a new business idea.

Whatever you choose. Aim to intrigue.

Now is your chance to be a presenter at the event on April 8th 2010

Got Questions: If you have questions or a great idea and need some feedback, . Entry Deadline:
March 22nd