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We called and you responded.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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

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

See who is presenting at PK v.14!

Monday, October 5th, 2015
#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.

See who is presenting at Pecha Kucha Night v.13

Friday, April 17th, 2015

 

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.

 

The lineup for Pecha Kucha Vol. 12

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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.

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