Fourth PechaKucha Night set for Feb. 22 at BlarneyWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
At PechaKucha Nights (PKN), presenters are allotted 20 slides shown at 20 seconds each to express their ideas. The latest PKN’s doors open at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St. Introductions begin at 8 p.m. and a cash bar is available. Admission is free.
Kimberly Adams, founder of Tart Projects, an artists’ platform, started Toledo’s PKN in March 2012.
“The presenters that we have are invested in our community in some form or another and are doing great things. It’s always exciting to see PKN come together. So many people within our community are not aware of their surroundings and everything that is going on. I think most people in attendance are surprised and pleased to hear about all the positives that are happening in Toledo,” Adams said.
So far, presenters include: Scott Delaney and Kelly McGilvery of Artomatic 419!, Amanda Moore of Toledo Streets, Steve North of LifeLine Toledo, Judy Paschalis and Gordon Ricketts of Bowling Green State University Arts Village.
The most recent Toledo PKN was Sept. 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. About 150 attended, Adams said. PKN began in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for young designers to share their ideas.
“They started it for architects, because the architects tended to be a little long-winded when they were presenting their designs, so they kind of shortened that format for them,” Adams has said.
Now PechaKucha Nights occur in more than 500 cities all over the world. To learn more, visit www.pechakucha.org.
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