The PechaKucha Midcoast Maine coordinating committee will present the another PechaKucha Night Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. There still is time to submit to be a presenter for this fun and exhilarating night.

Eight individuals will be chosen to show 20 images for 20 seconds each, a fast-paced and engaging program to be followed by discussion and socializing. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine is open to the public and doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be a $5 admission fee and light refreshments will be served. Joshua Woodman will be the emcee for the event.

The selection committee is looking for a broad range of work from diverse creative professionals such as designers, inventors, visual artists, architects, chefs, farmers, sculptors, environmentalists, scientists, boatbuilders, writers. Anyone who has a passion for what they do should consider submitting to be a presenter. While the committee can only accept eight presenters for the November event, there will be other PechaKucha Nights in the Midcoast area. Once one has submitted, her or she still could be chosen for future dates.

Anyone interested in becoming a presenter is asked to send an e-mail to no later than Tuesday, Oct. 5 with the following information: name and contact information; the medium you work in; a brief description of your work along with the story you would like to tell, including a explanation of your creative process (250 word maximum); and a link to your Web site or five low-resolution images of the work you would like to present. Submissions received after Oct. 5 will be considered for future PechaKucha Night events.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for “chit chat”) was conceived in Japan in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has grown to include more than 180 cities worldwide, thus answering a global demand for a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. The unique format of 20 images discussed in 20 seconds each keeps presentations concise, the interest level up and gives more people the chance to show.

The local PechaKucha coordinating committee is comprised of individuals who represent a diverse group of community organizations and businesses. Members include Elaine Bielenberg, Waterfall Arts; Maggi Blue, Magpie Creative; Mary Bumiller, Bangor Savings Bank and Midcoast Magnet; Alan Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Lorna Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Jane Farthing, Two Farthings Design; Kelly Jackson, Farnsworth Art Museum; Leila Murphy, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Midcoast Magnet; and Josh Woodman Rock City Books & Coffee. The committee is always looking for new energy to join the team so anyone interested in finding out about how she or she can be involved is encouraged to call Mary Bumiller at 949-9155.

For questions about the upcoming PechaKucha event, send an e-mail to or call Bumiller.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to