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

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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

Pecha Kucha Charlotte returns with a special edition

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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

Present at Pecha Kucha Charlotte Vol. 11

Friday, January 10th, 2014
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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!

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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 Charlotte is back

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

…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 Night Vol. 7: Midnight at the Mint!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Interior detail, the new Mint Museum. Photo by Justin Ruckman

Pecha Kucha Vol.7 is going to be a very special one!

As most of you know, the new Mint Museum building in uptown will have its Grand Opening on Friday, October 1. We will have a special Pecha Kucha Night in their main atrium, as a part of the 24-hour opening celebration.
What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 7
When: Friday, October 1, 11:59 PM – 1:59 AM.
Where: Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St. 28202)
[Admission to PK is free. However there is a $10 entry to the museum, which allows access to all the galleries and shows, as well as the 24-hour events/entertainment of the Grand Opening Night]

Be a part of this historic occasion – be a presenter!

Share the stage on one of the biggest ever cultural events in town, as all the attention of the community and the media is focused there. 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!
Also note that this volume of PK would give preference to lighter and more performance-oriented presentations appropriate to the late timing of the event.

Why should you present?

It is an opportunity:
  • to air your work/ideas, share 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
Pecha Kucha has become the one of the most acclaimed and popular cultural events in town. This special event should offer you an even more prominent a stage than ever before.

Have an idea for a presentation?

Get in touch with a panelist: present.pkn@point8.org
Please note: We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 7 to a maximum of 12 presentations. A panel made up of artists, designers, and architects from Point8, CLT Blog and God City 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. The panelists will work with would-be presenters on refining ideas & honing quality of presentations.
Deadline for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Monday, September 13.

Website and other useful links

Like us on: Facebook
Follow us on: Twitter
PKN Global: pecha-kucha.org

Be Involved

All point8/Pecha Kucha events are made possible by the voluntary 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.

Pecha Kucha Vol. 6 is coming soon…

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Austin Ballard & Paige Cochran perform @ PK Vol. 5, April 2010. Photo by James Willamor

We are excited to announce the next Pecha Kucha Night! It will be on July 16, Friday.

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 6
When: Friday, July 16, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: Dharma Lounge, South End (Ste. 105, 1440 S Tryon, 28203)
Admission: $5 at the door

…and we want you to present

We know there are amazing, brilliant, and wildly creative things going on around town, and in your mind – and this is your chance to share it with the rest of the region! 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 air your work/ideas, share your visions, express your concerns/critiques
  • to challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
  • to present to a broad city-wide audience, in a casual social environment
  • place yourself among the best creative talent in town

Have an idea for a presentation?

Click here to get started!


Guidelines, Rules and Selection Process

For detailed guidelines & rules, see: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presentation-guidelines-info

We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 6 to a maximum of 12 presentations. A panel made up of artists, designers, and architects from Point8 and CLT Blog will be selecting the final list of 12 presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. The panelists will work with would-be presenters on refining ideas & honing quality of presentations.

Important Dates

Wednesday, June 16 | Orientation For Would-Be Presenters

Panelists and past presenters will share tips on preparing a successful presentation. Please attend if you are interested in presenting. Orientation starts at 6:30 PM and will be held at Dharma Lounge.

Wednesday, June 30 | Deadline for Presentation Application

5 PM on Wednesday, June 30 is the deadline for would-be presenters to send in the final presentation package.

Friday, July 16 | Pecha Kucha Night Vol 6

All Presenters will be required to reach the venue before 6:45 PM, event begins at 7:30 PM

Website and other useful links

Questions? Got an idea? Ask a panelist: present.pkn@point8.org
Website: www.point8.org/pechakucha
Join us on: Facebook
Follow us on: Twitter
PKN Global: www.pecha-kucha.org

Be Involved

All point8 /Pecha Kucha events are made possible by the voluntary 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.

Other News

Pecha Kucha Charlotte has won this year’s Best of the Best (BoB) Award from Charlotte Magazine.

PK Vol. 5 was featured in the global Pecha Kucha Daily

Point 8 Blog wins the 2010 Charlotte Web Award for the Best Art Blog.

Article in Crossroads Charlotte on last week’s forum.

Volume 6 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by point8 forum,
in collaboration with CLT Blog and Dugg Dugg
Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha is back…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

gary

After a very successful series that pioneered Pecha Kucha Nights in the Carolinas, Point8 Forum is back with a new series, and this time we are doing it in collaboration with CLT Blog and Dugg Dugg. Mark your calendars, PK5 kicks off Thursday, April 8!

What: Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte – Vol. 5
When: Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: Dharma Lounge, South End (1440 S Tryon, NC 28203)
Admission: $5 at the door

…and we want you to present

We know there are amazing, brilliant, and wildly creative things around town, and in your mind – and this is your chance to share it with the rest of the region!  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 present?

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

Guidelines, Rules and Selection Process

We will be limiting the total number for Vol. 5 to 12 presentations.

A panel made up of artists, designers, and architects from Point8, Dugg Dugg and CLT Blog will be selecting the final list of 12 presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. The panelists will work with would-be presenters on refining ideas & honing quality of presentations.

For detailed guidelines & rules, see: www.point8.org/pechakucha/presentation-guidelines-info

Important Dates

February 24 | Orientation For Would-Be Presenters
If you are interested in presenting, we strongly recommend that you to attend this session – esp. if you have not presented before. Panelists and past presenters will share tips on preparing a successful presentation. Orientation starts at 6:30 PM and will be held at Dharma Lounge.

March 22 | Deadline for Presentation Application
5 PM on Monday, March 22 is the deadline for would-be presenters to send in the final presentation package.

March 31 | Panelists Notified
All panelists will be selected and notified by March 31, 2010.

April 8 | Pecha Kucha Night
All Presenters will be required to reach the venue by 6:45 PM.

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