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.

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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

The lineup for Pecha Kucha Vol. 12

Once again, we are excited to present a very diverse showcase that includes visual art, dance, theater, and a lot more, by some of the leading practitioners from this region – all that at one of Charlotte’s most beautiful venues!

 

PKN CLT Vol.12 graphics by Melody Cassen

PKN CLT Vol.12 graphics by Melody Cassen

The presenters:

April Marten

Ashley Knight

Brianna Smith

Charlotte A. Coolik

Ilisa Millermoon

Kati Stegall & Grace Cote  (CATS Art-in-Transit)

Machine Theatre w/ Kelly Keith

Marcia Jones

Martha Connerton w/ Jeannine Marchand

Phillip Larrimore

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

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

When: 7:30 – 10:00, Thursday, June 12 (Doors open: 7:00)
Where: The top floor of the Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St., 28202)

Admission: $10. Cash bar

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha

Global: www.pechakucha.org

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Gold Level

Charlotte Center City Partners

Reardon + Garrison LLP

Wray Ward

Silver Level

AIGA Charlotte

The Common Market

Volume 11 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It is made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council. Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Present at Pecha Kucha Charlotte Vol. 12

From PK Vol. 11 at Neighborhood Theater – photo by Mitchell Kearney

From PK Vol. 11 at Neighborhood Theater – photo by Mitchell Kearney

The next Pecha Kucha is coming up soon, and we will be back at the Mint Uptown.

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!

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 12
When: Thursday, June 12, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Where: Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St., 28202)

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

Plus, this could be your last chance this year!

We plan on doing one more PKN this fall – but that will be a special one around a theme (more details to come soon) – so this will be the last “open call” for presentations this year.

The deadline

…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Friday, May 16.
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. 12 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.

Websites: www.point8.org/pechakucha

www.pecha-kucha.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pknclt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pknclt

Volume 12 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It is made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

See who is presenting at Pecha Kucha Vol. 11!

We are very excited to present a highly accomplished and diverse lineup of presenters/performers, and some very innovative and creative collaborations.

PKN CLT Vol.11 graphics by Susan Jedrzejewski

PKN CLT Vol.11 graphics by Susan Jedrzejewski

The presenters and their mediums/topics:

Aaron ‘Urn’ Moore (Collage/graphic art)

Baran Dance with Bless These Sounds Under the City & Sara Woodmansee (Live dance and music with photography)

Catherine Courtlandt McElvane (Healing through art)

Jason Watson (Visual art)

Jennifer Pickering (Connecting around the world – and in your neighborhood – through drumming)

Mike Watson (On quietness/contemplation)

Sandra Guynes with Odell Guynes (Social justice through photography)

Sarah Emery (dance) with Kristin St. Martin (photography) and students of Mallard Creek High School (art)

Taproot (interactive performance) with Jon Prichard (visual/graphic art)

Valerie Ifill & Jackie O’Toole (dance) with Eric Mullis (live music) & Seth Rouser (visual art)

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

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

When: 7:30 – 10:00, Thursday, March 13 (Doors open: 7:00)
Where: Neighborhood Theater, Noda (511, E 36th St., 28205)

Admission: $10 (only at the door). Cash bar

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha

Global: www.pechakucha.org

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Volume 11 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS.

It is made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Present at Pecha Kucha Charlotte Vol. 11

Pecha_Kucha_Charlotte11

The audience soaks it all in at PK Vol. 10 at Chop Shop. Photo by Mitchell Kearney

*Due to the #cltsnow2014 #snOMG ~ we are extending the deadline for sending in final presentation packages to Monday, 2/17, at 5:00 ~  Good luck!

Happy New Year!

Here is to fresh beginnings, as Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back with a new series of PK Nights. The first one for the year will be on March 13.

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!
What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 11
When: Thursday, March 13, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Where: Neighborhood Theater, Noda (511, E 36th St., 28205)

Why should you 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

 

The deadline

…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Monday, February 17.
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. 11 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.

Websites: www.point8.org/pechakucha

www.pecha-kucha.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pknclt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pknclt

Volume 11 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

Meet the Presenters & Join us for the Vol.10 Celebrations!

PKN CLT Vol.10 graphics by Marty McKinney

Join us to celebrate the 10th Volume of Pecha Kucha Charlotte with 10 great presentations/performances – and an After Party!

The presenters:

Carlos Salum

Erin van Vuuren

Gene Lazo

Henry Owen

Jennifer & Bryan Shields

LVX with Massie Minor

Micaila Milburn Thomas with Derrick J Hines & Phoenixsong Alysia Stellamaris

Ron Edelen

Tamela Rich

Taproot Ensemble with Toby Shearer & Reuben Bloom

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

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

When: Thursday, August 29

Doors open: 7:00
7:30 – 10:00 Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 10

10:00 – 12:00: After Party with DJ That Guy Smitty

Where: Chop Shop Noda (399 E. 35th St. 28205)
Admission: $10 (only at the door). Cash bar

Sites/Links:

www.point8.org/pechakucha

Global: www.pechakucha.org

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Volume 10 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS

Pecha Kucha is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha Vol. 10 is coming…to NoDa

We are “turning 10”, and we are back in NoDa!

After our sold-out comeback event in March at the Mint Museum, we are excited to announce our landmark Vol. 10. We are also excited to be back in Noda after nearly 4 years. Get your presentations ready to be a part of this special occasion.

What:   Pecha Kucha™ Night Charlotte – Vol. 10
When:  Thursday, August 29, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Where: Chop Shop Noda (399 E. 35th St. 28205)

The Machine performs at Vol. 9 at the Mint. Photo by Kevin Beaty

The Machine performs at Vol. 9 at the Mint. Photo by Kevin Beaty

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!

Why should you 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

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 10 to a maximum of 10 presentations. A panel made up of artists, designers, and architects 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.

The deadline for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on July 31.
More info on sending in your entries: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines
Got questions about presenting? Please ask: present.pkn@point8.org

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

Volume 10 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

Pecha Kucha Vol. 9 – Meet the Presenters!

PK-9_POSTER-FINAL-for-web

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back after a long hiatus, and we will have a never-before
variety and depth in topics, ideas and presenters at our event on March 21 at 7:30, at
the Uptown Mint.

It would feature some leading figures from our diverse regional cultural scene, and
cover topics ranging from local food to science and technology in art, and include live
performances of music, theater and dance.

The presenters:

Brian Knep & Natalie Andrew

Brianna Smith & Camerin Watson with Chad Cartwright

Buck Rackley

Candi Parker (AKA Felicia van Bork)

Cassie Parsons

Dana Martin Davis

The Machine

Natalie Abrams

Rachel Caldwell

Swar-sangam by IPAAC

Troika (Sharon Dowell with Baran Dance & Dirty Art Club)

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

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

  • What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 9
  • When: Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)
  • Where: Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St., 28202)
  • Admission: $5 at the door. Cash bar

Volume 9 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back

…and this is your chance for 6 min. 40 seconds of fame!

Since its inception Pecha Kucha Nights have been the one of the most acclaimed and popular cultural events in town. Now after a long hiatus, they are starting up again. This time we will be at the beautiful 5th floor meeting space at the Uptown Mint Museum.

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 9
When: Thursday, March 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St., 28202)

Be a Presenter!

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

Why should you 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

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 9 to a maximum of 10 presentations. A panel made up of artists, designers, and architects 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.

The deadline for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on February 28.

More info on sending in your entries: http://www.point8.org/pechakucha/presenters/submission-guidelines

Got questions about presenting? Email us at [present.pkn@point8.org] Or Our Contact Form.

Websites: [http://www.point8.org/pechakucha] | [http://www.pecha-kucha.org/]

Be Involved:

All point8 http://www.point8.org/2_About/ and Pecha Kucha events are made possible by thevoluntary effort of a few dedicated individuals. If you can help – with any of the various different things(like planning, design, publicity, volunteer-coordination, managing the event/venue, etc.) that go into
the making of a successful event – please let us know. We are always looking for new people, ideas & voices.

Volume 9 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS [http://www.que-os.org]
Special thanks to the Mint Museum for hosting the event [http://www.mintmuseum.org/]
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture [http://www.klein-dytham.com/],Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha V. 8 – Meet the Presenters

PK V8 poster designed by Nikki Mueller

Pecha Kucha V. 8 – Meet the Presenters

As always, the 10 presentations of PK Volume 8 will cover a broad range of topics and media. This time it ranges from Photography and Poetry to Biking and Racial Identity. The presenters in alphabetical order (- not the actual sequence of presentations):

Ana Lucia Divins & Edwin Gil

Tomás Jiménez-Eliæson

Spencer Lueders

Indrani Nayar-Gall, Timothy Vang, and introducing: Charlie Black.

Franco Ordonez

Carlos Salum

Martin Settle

Charles Thomas

Dwayne Waite Jr.

Osama Wazan

All the door proceeds from PKN Volume 8 would go to the post earthquake-tsunami rebuilding efforts in Japan. It will be a part of “Inspire Japan” – a global initiative led by the Pecha Kucha HQ in Tokyo along with Architecture for Humanity in which 120+ cities from around the world are participating. Since PKN is volunteer driven – at the local as well as global level – and do not have any overheads or administrative costs, 100% of what is collected will go to the rebuilding work.
What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 8
When: Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 PM Doors open at 7:00.
Where: Amos’ Southend (1423 S Tryon St., 28203)
Cover: $5 at the door. Cash bar

Pecha Kucha(TM) is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is organized by point8 forum and CLT Blog

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