City Focus: Jihlava

This week's City Focus goes to Jihlava located in the beautiful Czech Republic. Jihlava has a very storied past, from being a mining town to once being the the center of the distinct culture reflecting centuries of local customs for the region. The towns German name Iglau, derives from the word hedgehog which is included on its flag and coat of arms. Such a culturally rich town is sure to make great Pechakucha nights, like on January 11. Good luck Jihlava and have a great year!

PKN Poster Spotlight

A collage of faces greets us for this week's PKN Poster Spotlight, created in Bermuda by Kayla Jackson. Even though we look in different directions Pechakucha brings us all together! A variety of people will share a myriad of stories with us at Bermuda Vol. 25 Pechakucha Night. Take it easy there Bermuda!

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Presentation of the Day

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton
takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how
community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and
movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece-
including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and
ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals
participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering
heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human
condition. Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard.

We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Artists Were Made for People

BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.

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Adventures in Graphic Design

BY JENNY FARES
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Adventures in graphic design in Asheville, NC. Jenny Fares explains her work and different solutions for her clients as designs evolve through the design process and more.

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Clearing a Hurdle by Finding Inspiration

BY REGGIE TIDWELL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a graphic designer and photographer, Reggie Tidwell found himself not embracing his photographer side and lacking the confidence to take on high-end projects and charge a respectable rate. Over the last 2 years, he has found his inspiration and is now earning as much as a photographer as with his design work. Reggie has also garnered the respect of photographers that he's always admired and even looked up to.

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Kal Barteski: Polar Bear Artist

BY KAL BARTESKI
@ VOL 36 ON NOV 22, 2018

Artist and activist Kal Barteski is a notable figure in the arts scene in Winnipeg who is most famously known for her playful script work and polar bear art. She calls herself a "polar bear artist", and rightfully so as she's successfully spread her work throughout the city and beyond. Here in her PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk, Kal talks about polar bears (of course), why they're important, and what you can learn from them. She also talks about her work and her initiatives not only in Winnipeg but in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world.

Kal's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, on November 22 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

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