Tonight I presented my embroid(HER) embroidery portrait series at Arkansas's first PechaKucha night at Big Cuppa Coffee in Morrilton, Arkansas. The event was organized by artist George Hoelzeman.
PechaKucha 20 x 20 was developed in 2003 in Toyko by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham who sought to create a new, stream-lined way to present ideas and project. A PechaKucha presentation is limited to 20 slides in 20 seconds.
PechaKucha Nights are events where creatives and thinkers gather to present several PechaKucha presentations. According to the PechaKucha 20 x 20 website, PechaKucha nights have occurred in over 900 cities across the world.
We had an excellent crowd at Big Cuppa with standing room only. My presentation focused on my new embroidery series, the inspiration behind it, and my embroidery process.
We had a diverse group of presenters including photographers, sculptors, painters, and a liturgical artist. Hoelseman will be organizing another PechaKucha event for later this fall or early spring.
PechaKucha Presenters. Left to Right: Photographer Don Byrum, mixed-media artist and cosplayer Carla Robertson, Photographer Tommy Wallace, mixed-media artist Miranda Ponder, painter and sculptor Guy Bell, ME (Rachel Trusty), and liturgical artist George Hoelzeman.
To learn more about PechaKucha 20 x 20 visit their website here.