PK People: Ana Pinto da Silva

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Amazon UX Design Lead and PKN Seattle organizer Ana Pinto da Silva who epitomizers the very best of our creative community. She was recently recognized for her continued contribution to her community and company through PechaKucha. "There is a sense of connectedness, of friendship, of inspired transformation ... a need to share experiences that allow us to dive deep into a topic, shining a light on the incredible people in our community doing such important work across so many different areas. The audience gets to hear a multitude of perspectives in a way that honors the collective intelligence of the community." Read more here.

PechaKucha Night Seattle is teaming up this week with Bellevue Arts Museum for an evening in their distinctive new building, designed by noted architect Steven Holl. The evening will include a conversation surrounding the exhibition The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest. 

The February 27 PKN SEA vol. 51 AfroFuturism event at NAAM was by turns electric, moving, profound, brilliant and stunning. Click here to view presentations by Barbara Earl Thomas, Sandra Jackson Dumont, Zola Mumford, Christina Orbe, Charles Mudede, Donald Byrd, Ahamefule J. Oluo, Saheed Adejumobe, Okanomode Soulchilde and Hannah Hong Frelot.

What a wonderful, wonderful night we had together at our 50th event. Wonderful presenters, amazing event partners and the very best audience ever. The Seattle Channel was in the house, recording the event. Here it is - a great record of a magical, informative, inspiring evening.

We've already covered that Seattle is celebrating its 50th PechaKucha Night this week (on January 30) -- Seattle is in fact our "City Focus" this week -- but here's also a look at the event poster. What's the theme?

PechaKucha Seattle, the City of Seattle and the Seattle Art Museum are collaborating for Big Ideas – Imagining Seattle’s Future, 2035 & Beyond.  The evening will bring together presentations by leaders from across Seattle’s innovation/creation community to explore shared visions for Seattle’s future to inspire Seattle 2035, a year-long citywide conversation to guide the update of the city’s 20-year comprehensive plan.

Be sure to check out the official event page for more details.

This week's "City Focus" is in honor of a very special event, and that's Seattle's PechaKucha Night Vol. 50, a collaboration between PKN Seattle, the City of Seattle, and the Seattle Art Museum. For more details on the event and the full lineup, visit the official event page. The Seattle skyline pictured comes from this page.

PechaKucha Storytelling through Music

Though this presentation comes to us from a few years, back, its value rings true to this day.

Creative director Rob Dalton sang a PechaKucha-themed song at a special PKN Seattle, and organizer Ana Maria Pinto da Silva was kind enough to share it with us. 

Check out the video below, or watch it embiggened here.

Pecha Kucha Seattle and BAM are joining forces again for PKN SEA v. 48: Telling Tales. The evening will bring together presentations exploring the theme of storytelling, inspired by BAM’s Telling Tales and Rick Araluce exhibitions. The event will be held on Friday, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, 2013 at the Bellevue Arts Museum.

Come one, come all - we can't wait to see you there!

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Randall "The Robot" Statler // Barbara Piscioneri // Steven Miller // Anjani Millett // Keith Lewis // 
Cath Brunner // James Garth Todd & more!

Vanguard Seattle has an in-depth preview of the city's forthcoming Vol. 47 evening. Here's a small snippet from the write-up:

The evening will feature thirteen individuals who work with glass in many different ways. Among the speakers are artists that show in galleries and museums, artists that work in highly conceptual ways in contemporary art and design, and several that instruct others in the techniques of making art out of glass.

PKN Seattle Vol. 47 will take place on October 11 at the Seattle Art Museum and will feature the theme "Glass: Subcultures of Mastery". Check out the full article here.

BAM and Pecha Kucha Seattle are teaming up for a night of conversation surrounding the theme: Luck of the Draw inspired by the Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cats – From Talisman to Pop Icon exhibit. The evening's program will feature local artists and presenters including Jet City Improv, Jason Walker, Rick Araluce, George Rodriguez, Iole Alessandrini, Casey Curran, Nichole Dement, and many more! Come one, come all - we can't wait to see you there!