PechaKucha Night explores new realms

Apr 04, 2017
Photo by: Michael O'Neil Alex Rheault presents at a past PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine.

Owls Head — The next local PechaKucha evening of visual storytelling and imaginative exploration will take place Friday, April 14, at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73 two miles south of Rockland.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will commence at 7 p.m. with stories that explore new ways of seeing and interpreting the world from artists and sculptors, an educator and a traveler. Tickets will be $5 (cash) at the door. There will be a reception immediately following the program.

The PechaKucha format, where presenters are given 20 slides with each one shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in more than 900 cities around the world. Each of the following presenters will provide a six minute and 40 second glimpse into their craft at Midcoast’s April 2017 edition, Volume 31: Nancy Button, ceramicist; Ezra Corazon, Rockland Sculpture Race; Nettie Locke Rogers, artist; Amy Parrish, artist; Margot Kelley, photographer/poet; Yuri Kobayashi, sculptor; and Jenny Swing, sailor and wildlife enthusiast.

For Volume 31, the sponsors are LCI, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Flatbread Company and Harbor Square Gallery. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine's organizing partners include Belfast Creative Coalition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Midcoast Magnet, Strand Theatre, Waterfall Arts and various creative community members.

For information about presenting or volunteering at one of the local events, email pechakuchamidcoast@gmail.com. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine also offers affordable sponsorships for local organizations and businesses; contact Jana Herbener at the same email address for more information.

PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It is now an international phenomenon; visit pechakucha.org for more information.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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