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Why Contemporary Art Is Important, and How to Understand It
BY KAI DENNETT
IN PORTSMOUTH NH
Kai Dennett explaines how to interpret contemporary art using three questions. Very informative and amusing.
BY EMMETT SOLDATI
IN PORTSMOUTH NH
Emmett Soldati is a small business owner, activist, and occasional provocateur. Emmett Soldati is the founder of TeaTotaller and explains how his love for the town of Somersworth, NH helped him find his passion in life. It also brought attention to this little known NH town. Very entertaining.
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About the City's Organizers
I believe good communication can make the world better and great communication can transform it. Creative Director, dad, geek...nice to meet 'cha. Presentation design and skill is a passion of mine and I founded Pecha Kucha in Portsmouth NH to do my small part in nurturing the city's deep creative passion.
Like Tom Thumb Conni has had her finger in many pies during the course of her career- from marketing architectural services in NYC to teaching science in NH. As a semi-retired resident of the seacoast Conni loves anything that speaks community and PechaKucha Night is community at it's best.
Born in Cheshire, England, Victoria traveled extensively as a child. She lived in India and Pakistan, but received her education in English boarding schools. Victoria Elbroch studied etching at the Lock Haven Art Center in Orlando, Florida and at the University of Oklahoma. She also spent three years working with master printmaker, Loraine Moore. Victoria, who has been a printmaker for over 40 years, has won numerous awards for her prints including the Savoir Faire/Charbonell Award at the 2015 Boston Printmaker’s Biennial. She is a juried member of the Boston Printmakers and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen; she also currently serves on North Country Studio Workshop’s Planning Committee. Victoria works in two printmaking mediums, monotype and photopolymer etching. Her latest prints come from drawing both in ink and mixed media. Inspired by nature and world travel in the UK and Asia, she is creating ever more challenging prints. Born in New York City, Lawrence has lived in several states and the United Kingdom before settling down in New England. He is a self-taught photographer, whose work has been nationally & internationally recognized. He is juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and NH Art Association; he also currently serves on North Country Studio Workshop’s Board of Directors. The Elbrochs have been together for 46 years and still open to discoveries. Lately they have travelled to 6 Asian countries. Little did they know the trips would inspire both their own and brand new collaborative work.