Past Markham Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

May 06, 2016
@ Varley Art Gallery

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond.

Admission is by donation but you'll need to get your tickets at available as of April 4, 2016

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

Refreshments provided by local fine food stores and restaurants.  

PK Mix presented by Markham Arts Council.

Live music presented by Creativity through Arts youth council.


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Embracing the SIlly: Why You Should Clown Around

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Ashley Van Eysinga is a theatre educator and outreach-er. Her talk encourages everyone to find their inner clown and get silly. 

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The Thank U Guy

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Blake Fleishacker has built a career spreading good vibes to kids, campuses and companies. When was the last time you received a phone call from a client, colleague or co-worker just to say thank you? He wants that to change.

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My Favorite Bs

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

A true believer in the magic of bees, Gillian Leitch seeks the hidden truths in their messages and the connective power they humbly offer the planet. 

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An Unexpected Solution to Social Inequalities

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jason Lock regularly speaks on issues related to faith, culture, and identity.  He asks us to consider unexpected solutions to balance very real social inequalities

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Placemaking with People!

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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The Cost of Wearing Art

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Koven Wei is an apparel designer and entrepreneur who runs a brand called Toronto Boarding Club. He questions what defines art and how it is intertwined in street wear and culture.   

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."

In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. 

Jason Lock
Director of Youth Ministry, Harvest Bible Chapel York Region in Markham
Patrick Doyle
Investment Advisor-Film Maker in Markham
Ashley Van Eysinga
Discovery Program Coordinator, Flato Markham Theatre in Markham
Mojgan Rasouli
Urban Planner and Designer in Markham
Ronnie Clarke
Artist in Richmond Hill
Gillian Leitch
Beekeeper and Designer in Toronto
Koven Wei
Entrepreneur and Designer, Toronto Boarding Club in Markham