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Amanda Simays

in Asheville

Plantains, Polenta & Peppermint Extract

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2016
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 11

With busy adult lives, it can be easy for long distance friends to drift apart. Amanda Simays tells the story of how she used the letter P (and her boundless appetite) to keep in touch with three out-of-state friends.

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 23, 2015.

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Pizza and Pie

BY ELLIANA KRANDEL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. They share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 14, 2014.

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Photo of the Day Project

BY CHRISTOPHER FULLER
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Christopher presents ideas that he has developed through his personal photography project of taking a picture every day since 2005. He displays the beauty of everyday life through his photos. 

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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."

In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.

This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015. 

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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Designing Inclusion

BY TRACY KUNKLER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

What if complex socio-political/economic systems mimicked natural systems? Would they be more sustainable? More equitable?

Tracy Kunkler, principal at the social enterprise consulting firm, Social Profit Strategies, described at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science" a governance model called "Circle Forward." It is a consent-based system of governance that attempts to connect bridge  complex webs of people and organizations in a sustainable way.

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The Happy People of Asheville and Sustainable Joy

BY HAMISH ZIEGLER
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Hamish Ziegler describes his spiritual journey towards happiness after moving to Asheville, shoutouts the happy people living in town, and how they are discovering sustainable joy in their daily lives.

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Asheville: First Impressions

BY TOM MCCARTER
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Tom McCarter takes a satirical look at the city of Asheville through the lens of a transplanted Miamian.

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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin/Asheville 2019

BY KYM VERHOVSHEK
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Kym Verhovshek has partnered with Carolina Jews for Justice and other local social justice groups to bring the unique and profoundly motivational multi-media concert-drama, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin to Asheville in June 2019. Music often reaches the heart and soul when words can not. The arts and humanities offer hope and inspiration, and this performance will be led by 8+ weeks of educational programming created for and coordinated with area schools, colleges, and the public. The goal is to create awareness by sharing past experiences, and through education and these conversations to participate in shaping the future.