Past Ellensburg Event: VOL 3

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June 05, 2015
@ Elmira Downtown Event Center

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format.

Join us for a night focused on networking, inspiration and building financial sustainability for artist and communities. 

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I Am An Artist

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Robin Mayberry shares her artist path as she discovers that she is actually an artist. For a long time Robin considered herself a hobbyist as she made scrapbooks alongside her artist husband until one day, she realized the truth!

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Nature Boy

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

An adventurous nature boy and artist Justin Gibbens was fascinated with drawing animals and birds since childhood. Eventually he found his passion and forte in the natural science illustration. He takes us through his art blurring the line between science fiction and scientific facts and believes that in our mysterious life the truest expressions of ourselves happen when we do what we love and we are best at!

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Serial Entrepreneur

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Amanda Heins shares her love for small business and the small town of Roslyn, WA. With the support of a small gnome named Mr. Higglebottoms, Amanda is helping to transform this small mining town with creativity, coffee and good humor.

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Who Am I

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Jampa Dorje takes you through his beautifiul journey of opening a bookstore in rural Ellensburg, becoming a Buddhist monk and writing poetry. Through rhythm, repetition and an openness to life's gifts, Jampa has returned to a small town, becasue "why not."

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Ellensburg Musicology

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Kyle Bain shares his passion for music and interest in teaching young kids to share his joy. Inspired by his relationship with his younger brother, Kyle chooses to make and teach music in Ellensburg. Kyle poses the question about the value of an arts education and how he is singlehandedly, with mulitple instruments doing his best to fill the void.

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For the Love of Film

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Teresa Barlen, board member of the Ellensburg Film Festival shares the magic of movies as they reflect our humanity. From mean, futuristic robots to innocent little girls, movies have the ability to move and inspire us.

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Uncompromising Creativity

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Mende Smith believes that we should not sacrifice our creative impulses becoming adults and compromise our creative talent for making a living. She went from unconfident to committed following ten easy steps and now has published poetry and wrote a novel.

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Not Just a Pretty Picture

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Monica Miller discusses the challenges of running a community art center that looks like a fancy gallery. Beyond the white gallery walls lies a place to make messes, develop relationships and explore your creativity, but not without some cost.

Monica Miller
Director, Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Ellensburg
Justin Gibbens
Artist in Ellensburg
Kyle Bain
Musician and Private Music Instructor in Ellensburg
Robin Mayberry
Artist in Ellensburg
Richard Denner
Poet and Artist in Ellensburg
Theresa Barlen
Owner, Bluestone Academy of Cosmetology in Ellensburg
Mende Smith
Author in Ellensburg
Amanda Heins
Entreprenuer, Hope Gallery, Roslyn Grocery & Red Bird Cafe in Roslyn