City Focus: Ellensburg

This week's City Focus brings us to Ellensburg located in central Washington. Ellensburg was founded in the late 19th century, and many of the buildings, such as the Historic Davidson Building, from that time still make for a rustic scene downtown. Given such charming flare Ellensburg has even developed its own language, in order to properly describe the various personalities of Ellensburg. Words such as adventuriest, to provide never-ending adventure. Let's start off one the best Pechakucha-iest year in Ellensburg with the event on January 28. See everyone there!

PKN Poster Spotlight

This week's PKN Poster Spotlight is on this whimsically erudite poster for Santander's PechaKucha Night. The theme is a variety of stories each told in 400 seconds, highlighted by the wisps floating out of the book. A dragonfly for biology, a flask for chemistry, a spaceship for physics, with PechaKucha no topic is off limits for anyone to present. Get ready to be mystified at PechaKucha Night Santander Vol. 8.

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Presentation of the Day

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Ben Baugham

Artist in Dayton

Artists Were Made for People

PRESENTED ON DEC 13, 2018
IN DAYTON @ VOL 37

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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Past Presentations of the Day

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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. 

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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The Necessity of Creativity

BY HILARY JEAN TAPPER
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Hilary Jean Tapper is an illustrator and dollmaker, and currently undertaking a formal study of the therapeutic nature of art and creativity. Throughout her youth, she received numerous awards for her films on mindfulness and self-discovery, which led to further opportunities of leadership and presenting to youth nationally and globally. At 19 she was brought to India for filming her first documentary on women and devotional yoga, and she presented the film on tour of the USA and Europe. She undertook her Bachelor in Hindu Theology, which is where she found her passion for the transformation of the self through the arts. In this Pechakucha, Hilary shares her story of losing and rediscovering her creativity, and her journey towards a deeper understanding of how powerful, necessary and available creativity is for all of us.