City Focus: Ginowan

It may be the middle of a chilly winter for many of us, but for this week's City Focus we go to tropical Ginowan, Japan on the lovely island of Okinawa. Ginowan is famous for growing taro, which is used in a variety of delicious Okinawan dishes, as well as it's stunning beach. But more importantly, the city hosts many amazing festivals like the Sea Carnival, or the Ryukyu Sea Flame Festival in April. Pechakucha Night Ginowan Volume. 25  will be hosted on February 16th. Let's have a great Night!

PKN Poster Spotlight

Like a retro sci-fi scene straight out of a comic book, Baton Rouge's out-of-this world poster design steals this week PKN Poster Spotlight. Baton Rogue's organization team is especially excited to announce this month's all-female line up for Pechakucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 11. Just like the futuristic heroine on this poster, the women of this PechaKucha Night are going to lead the way to discover the unknown. 3-2-1, Blast Off!

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Presentation of the Day

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Leta Sobierajski

Designer & Art Director, Self Employed in Brooklyn

Creative Companionship

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2019
IN TOKYO @ VOL 162

Designer and Art Director Leta Sobierajski shares the origins of her studio with her husband and partner, Wade Jeffree, as well as their reoccurring theme to include themselves in their work as a way of exercising their bodies alongside their minds in their everyday projects, injecting personality and performance into their personal and professional work.

デザイナー/アートディレクターのLeta Sobierajskiは、夫でもあり、ビジネスパートナーでもあるWadeと一緒に仕事をしている。彼らの仕事のモットーは、身体も頭もフル活動しながら、彼ら自身を毎日の作品に投影すること。今回は、個性が光る作品を生み出し続ける彼らの、スタジオでの毎日を紹介してもらう。

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Limitless

BY RIVA NAYAJU
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

An amazing artist with a degree in architecture, Riva Nayaju is currently a graduate student in graphic design at Oklahoma State University. She believes in hard work and utilizing every single day to the most. Greatly inspired by her father (Artist/Designer), she yearns to mold her dreams up to her own unlimited expectations.

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Pain and Inspiration

BY ABI STEVENS
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.  

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Stitching Stories Through Coreography

BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

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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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.