City Focus: Seattle

Grab your raincoats or umbrellas! We are heading up to Seattle, Washington for this week's City Focus. Perched high in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle finds itself home to nearly 750,000 residents, as well being the unofficial coffee capital of the United States. Being the birthplace of the behemoth brand, Starbucks, amongst other brewers, this title is well deserved. Known today for being one of the most progressive cities in the states, their roots actually extend very deep into the land, with indigenous groups making the area their home around 4,000 years ago. Nowadays, Seattle is the host of what seems like countless famous companies and landmarks, including the picturesque Space Needle that towers at 600 feet. Their biggest attraction, however, could be the Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in the country, which still receives over 10 million visitors annually. With all of that history and a nickname like "The Emerald City", it is easy to see why people are moving there by the masses.

If you are one of those people, make sure to stay tuned for updates from Ana Pinto de Silva, the city organizer for events coming down the pipeline!

PKN Poster Spotlight: Aalen

This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight is coming in hot! Congratulations to PechaKucha Night Aalen, for your amazing desert poster! With a wonderful clash of warm and cool, desert and sky, orange and blue, this poster captures a great juxtaposition in such a sleek design. There are also some fun vacation icons spread throughout, due to the travel theme of their volume 41 event, which you can catch TONIGHT at Aalener Löwenbrauerei! Can't wait to hear what kind of travel stories Aalen has!

Gute Reise!


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Presentation of the Day

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Zuzana Gibb

Textiel Designer and Printmaker in Greenlaw

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PRESENTED ON NOV 22, 2018
IN GALASHIELS @ VOL 7

After 15 years in Scotland, designer, artist and printmaker Zuzana Gibb shares her creative journey from wallpaper to workshops.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Paradox Art

BY LAURA TURON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Laura Turon is a mixed media Border artist from El Paso, Texas whose work presents ephemeral art installations through processes that combine different light interpretations, mark making, repetition, design, and large-scale compositions. Laura is the founder and creator of Paradox Traveling Art, a mobile art installation gallery within a converted school bus, which creates and presents mobile art installations and murals. With a special focus on delivering art to communities that have limited or no access to art, and creating opportunities for artists to encourage and promote the creative arts. 

 

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The Light and Times of Cody Fjeldsted

BY CODY FJELDSTED
@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2019

By day, Cody Fjeldsted is an elementary school teacher but at night, he picks up his camera to shoot the Northern Lights. Here, Cody recalls his beginnings with his Northern Lights photography and how it's permeated his everyday life. Truly a feast for the eyes, get ready to be amazed by Cody's stunning work in this 20x20 talk.

Cody'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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Seeing the World in LEGO: Mixing Creativity, Art and STEM

BY LUKE LYONS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

What if the world was made of LEGO? In this talk, Luke Lyons shares how he sees the world as tiny plastic interlocking bricks.  Lyons, like many children, grew up playing with LEGO, but today he uses LEGO as an outlet for his creativity and artistic side.  He has created LEGO scale buildings of old high schools, university buildings, train stations and designed his own museum specifically for the purpose of displaying a LEGO Tyrannosaurus rex. He discusses how LEGO promotes creativity in STEM education, while still accessing the arts.

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Art at Work

BY NATHAN WIENS
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

We delve into this creative, mad scientist's head as he walks us through some of his recent projects. What does the future look like for Chapel Arts... listen in and find out more about the talented Nathan Wiens.