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