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11 OCT


Join us on Friday, October 11th to help kick off the Chalk the Block festivities with PechaKucha Night Vol.21 at the Foundation Room - across from San Jacinto Plaza in downtown.  We are excited to bring you another night of captivating presentations!

If you would like to present at this event - please contact us!


Featured Presentation

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Jason Brewer

in El Paso

Jackrabbit Trading Co.


Handcrafting a Life of Creativity; furniture maker and artist Jason Brewer shares his journey of giving up his job and walking away from a 15-year long career to living a full-time creative lifestyle.

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Choosing Art for Your Home

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Karime Lupus is a Chicana contemporary painter within the El Paso area. Born in Chihuahua, raised in Juarez she has lived most of her life now in the U.S. while exploring visual biliteracy. Tonight she shares on how to approach an artist for the acquisition of locally sourced artwork to enrich one's home or office space. To illustrate, Karime uses local examples representing the various styles and flavors of art found in our border region.

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Calculation + Confusion

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Derek Caulfield presents us with his sculptural works dating from 2012 to the artworks he is creating today. The works display Derek’s processes and evolution as an artist - showing the progression in his understanding of work self. Some of his more recent furniture pieces shared play into Derek’s overall trajectory of calculation and intuition within his work. 

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UTEP DoArt Graphic Design Department

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

UTEP Graphic Design Students Representing El Paso
UTEP Graphic Design students Ricky Covarrubias and Mariana López discuss a particular poster design project that has impacted the way they view their city. Additionally, they will also focus on highlighting the art festival Chalk the Block, one of the most important public events in the Southwest region, in which they are proud to be featured this 2018 season. 

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Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Three years ago Candace Printz and her high school art students created the It's Your World Project after winning a national contest which brought Chelsea Clinton to their kickoff event. Today the environmental/art group has continued to grow, maintaining their Adopt-a-Highway cleanups, giving free recycled art workshops in the community, hosting a region-wide art contest/exhibit, and pushing for bigger and better goals for the future. 

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Color Connected

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Patrick Gabaldon is made up of so much more. More than you can see and more than one can name. The desert projects absence yet reflects colors connected. Life thrives in the Chihuahua desert; flowers bloom and cultures expand. The muse for Patrick is the desert dichotomy found here on the El Paso Border.


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Dulce Mal Band

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Helen will be talking about this project and how it became one of the most known local bands in the border of El Paso and CD Juarez.


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Insatiability: An Artists Best Friend

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Insatiability; adjective. Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased. People often say an artist’s work is never fully complete. To attest and demonstrate how truly insatiable art and artists can be, multi-media creator Aaron Torres shares his artistic journey, spanning multiple mediums and outlets. 


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Fuzzy Red Panda

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

A brief look back at the growth of a local creative company that has become far more that the founders, Gilbert and Patty, could have ever dreamed of. 




Art En Vivo

"Beautify your own life."
"Art En Vivo" from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Jonathan Childress talks about Art En Vivo, a weekly live screen printing project hosted by Proper Printshop. Its aim is to promote the craft of printmaking, empower artists, and engage the community to engage with art. The project will feature 52 artists in 2016 and travel the world beginning in 2017.

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About the City's Organizers

  • William Helm

    Architect William Helm is the founding principal of In*Situ Architecture in El Paso, Texas — a city he has called home for the past 21 years. William was introduced to PechaKucha at a lecture Mark Dytham gave at the University at Buffalo in 2006 while completing his Master of Architecture work. Shortly thereafter he gave his first 20x20 presentation at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol 2 before returning to his beloved city of El Paso to continue the conversation. With the help of a few friends in the local design community in 2008, William launched PechaKucha Night El Paso in a land that was thirsty for the creative discourse that PechaKucha Night had to offer. In the years that have followed, William founded In*Situ Architecture — which has grown over the past few years to be one of the leading design firms in the city. In*Situ Architecture is now a mid-sized firm with a staff of nine — practicing architecture primarily in the greater El Paso region. William has leveraged PechaKucha partnerships in the El Paso community over the subsequent years as well to include collaborative events across the national border with PechaKucha Juarez. PechaKucha Night El Paso celebrated their 10th year with vol.19 earlier this year. Most recently, William attended his third PechaKucha PowWow of City Organizers in Tokyo this spring and presented at PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany this past summer.