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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

Rosemary Chimbganda is an expert and seller of the Shona sculpture from her native Zimbabwe. These sought after works, made with over 250 types of stone, are carefully carved by Shona artisans, carrying on a culturally rich tradition of artistry. In this talk she will introduce some of the sculptors of these works with pictures from her most recent trip to Zimbabwe.

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Flowing Stillness of Bog Bodies

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

The paintings Lidija Vukovic creates are shaped by the idea of Bog bodies, the ancient human remains that have been long preserved and discovered in Bog’s wetlands in Northern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland. She also integrates her experience with three-dimensional artwork. Through her work she seeks to connect the human body and memories, to represent the organic world as emotions still living within grass and branches. These emotions scream to be noticed and never forgotten. Nature shows the short life spans of living beings. But the dynamic existence of every shape connects us to the memory of these beings.

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Politics & Fashion: A History & Commentary

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

The history of fashion is extensive and its implications on a society are enormous. In this presentation, we will be focusing not on the artistic and cultural aspect of fashion history, but on its ties to politics. We will be briefly analyzing gender and class through the lens of fashion history in attempt to answer one central question: What does fashion say about who we are in perspective to our society? Does it say anything at all?

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Seeking Art Discovering Science

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

Grace Julian Murthy has a BFA and MA degree in Graphic Design. Her work is influenced by pop art. In this talk she illustrates that inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. She believes that art exists all around us and all it takes to be appreciated is a closer look.

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Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

Cynthia Becker is a sixth generation New Orleanian, born and raised there. When she left New Orleans to attend graduate school in the 2000s, she realized for the first time that she grew up in a unique city. New Orleans is not only Bourbon Street, spicy food, Mardi Gras beads, and jazz music...it is much more. She will talk about the city through the eyes of a local.

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Victorian Era Quilt Returns to Melrose

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

A curious connector, Alanna Nelson catches a wave when life brings it. Her marketing efforts and fiber art share this gusto. Discover “Stitched Connections: Clues from a quilt in Melrose” during December 2018, a project partially funded by the Melrose Cultural Council and Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts.

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Ancient Tales Newly Told

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

Writing a novel based on an existing text may seem like a shortcut, but the road to noveldom can still be filled with potholes and speed bumps. Jason has written two novels—one based on a 17th-century English folk ballad and one based on a Biblical story. In order to make them feel both compelling and authentic to modern audiences, he had to do extensive research, ask and answer many questions, and invent new characters and subplots to flesh out these ancient tales to book-length form. His presentation, Ancient Tales Newly Told, will take the audience inside his process of breathing fresh life into old stories.



Photographer Captures the First Pechakucha in Malden

Malden, MA photographer Susan Margot Ecker captured many photos from Malden's inaugural Pechakucha night September 21, 2018. Some can be seen in the pictures associated with this Vol.1 event. The complete set of these pictures are avaialble for view from her flickr album "Malden Pechakucha".
Susan Margot Ecker is an avid tandem cycler, artist, photographer, and a thoughtful community contributor in Malden. Her photography can also be seen on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/eckerpower/.
Note: Unfortunately, the group photos of speakers do not include Rosemary Chimbganda and Jenny Chen. They left before the group picture was taken.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ose Schwab

    I am an arts advocate and an initiator of opportunities for artists, musicians, and cultural organizations. Currently I run a small business that exists to activate more artists, musicians, and creatives in Malden. Since the start of this business in 2016, I have produced several artistic events, currently Direct a gallery and performance space, and hope to start a nonprofit arts and culture incubator in the new year. I believe in arts as a channel for addressing humanity.