City Focus: Valletta

For this week's City Focus, we're taking you across the Mediterranean to Europe's southernmost capital, Valletta! As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital city of the island nation of Malta is home to some of the best gardens, palaces, and churches in the world. With a wonderful mixture of Baroque, Mannerist, Neo-Classical, and Modern architecture, Valletta is the perfect place to hold a wonderful mixture of stories and people. Just like its nickname Superbissima – Italian for "Most Proud" – Valletta is most proud to host Pecha Kuch Night Vol. 11 on May 23rd.

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Knoxville

This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight trophy was grabbed by PechaKucha Night Knoxville with eight tentacles! The poster has a wonderfully playful design and imagines what PechaKucha Night might be like where everything's better, under the sea. This colorful creation with a montage of underwater critters, created by Jessica Newman, spotlights Knoxville's 31st event where as many people as possible bubbled in for a good night of fun!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Instagram and Tumblr for more posters!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Instagram and Tumblr for more posters!

License the PechaKucha Format

Want to incorporate PechaKucha into your next event or at work? Interested in running a PechaKucha Night in your city? Want to use our software? Learn about PechaKucha licenses.

Presentation of the Day

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Junichi Fukuda

Choreogrpaher, FUKUDANCE in Portsmouth

FuKu Dance

PRESENTED ON MAY 02, 2002
IN PORTSMOUTH NH @ VOL 37

Junichi Fukada, a talented chorographer and artistic director of FuKu Dance, describes the creative dance events he is working with.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Hiatus & Retrospective

BY LEX DODSON
@ VOL 37 ON APR 30, 2019

As an editorial photographer, Lex Dodson explores worlds and tell stories through the lens of his cameras. These detailed worlds give him inspiration & teach him lessons in emotion, personalities, and in capturing the moments of his subjects.

He specializes in portrait and action photography and believes in adapting his approach to each subject. Taking more time to learn the lessons in new school ways he pushes the boundaries of his camera in each shot to get closer to the action.

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The Art of Better

BY SAM POSNICK
@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2019

As an illustrator and designer, Sam Posnick has first-hand experience with the benefits of art not just for individuals, but for communities and cities as a whole. Why is art important, and why should it be important to you and the people around you? Find out by watching her beautifully-illustrated 20x20 talk.


P.S. Her shirt said "Cheap Like Borscht".


Sam's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 37, on February 20 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Drawn From the Present

BY COLLIN HAMMAN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Collin Hamman never takes his time for granted and makes a point of using each moment as a possibility for inspration. His graphic design and illustrations are heavily influenced by his time spent in the wilderness of Montana where he sees constant opportunity for the next t-shirt, logo, or printed design work that may come his way. Being self-employed as an artist is never easy, but when you mix pleasure with work the way Collin does, you will always come away fulfilled.

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The Portraiture Paradox

BY BEN FRISCH
@ VOL 2 ON APR 11, 2019

Ben Frisch has been an artist since the age of 2. He sold his first drawing to a classmate in grade 6 and he was hooked. Art as a career can be a challenging path to take especially as a portrait artist and that pursuit dominated his 20’s. Although Ben had many ups and downs, that dream never came to fruition. His passion for portraiture was put on a shelf and now at 36, he has not made art for a long time. It’s sad to think that dream may have died but in hindsight, Ben now sees the paradox that plagued him. This is the story of Ben's career as a portrait artist and why he was doomed to fail.