Past Baton Rouge Event: VOL 5

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June 30, 2017
@ Baton Rouge Gallery

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge is BACK for Season 2 with another amazing line-up at Volume V! 

Friday, June 30, 2017
Happy Hour at 5:30pm / Presentations start at 6:00pm
Baton Rouge Gallery 
1515 Dalrymple Dr. 
$10 tickets - cash, check, and credit cards accepted at the door, or email Anna Schwab at to purchase in advance.
PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. V brings together another diverse line-up presenting on topics spanning time-management to transsexuality, and a few inspiring and amusing places in between. 
We'll also be helping you pre-game for Baton Rouge Gallery's screening of David Lynch: The Art Life (showing after PechaKucha at 8pm) by including some Lynch-themed trivia, a Lynch-themed soundtrack, and of course plenty of free wine... 


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Lines and Shapes

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

"I really like lines, like the thing you put in a picture to look at."

In "Lines and Shapes" from PechaKucha night Baton Rouge Vol. 5, Danny Holmes explains his fascination with lines and shapes. He likes how a few lines can make a simple shape, and a bunch of simple shapes can be added together to make really complex and beautiful things. It’s a lot of fun to look at, but he really likes to hear them.

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We Are BR, but who are we really?

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Growing up in Baton Rouge and being the state folklorist for almost 30 years, Maida Owens knew that Baton Rouge has low folk cultural esteem, in other words, both locals and non-residents do not hold the local folk traditions in high esteem. She decided to apply her expertise to Baton Rouge’s identity issue and document tradition bearers. She found plenty and she'll share about them here.

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The Not-So-Sexy Way To Be On Top

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Find out how Paul Claxton's failure, over-commitment, and transparency made everyone he knows happy...

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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The Vulnerable Exception?

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

The arts paved the way for Leonard Augustus to live an "exceptional" life. He'll explore realities of being called "The Exception" and share, with some degree of vulnerability, what that has meant and how it has shaped the person behind the glitter.

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Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.

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Reach: Generous Envy and Evangelicalism

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

In these polarized times, almost everyone has moments of worldview shock. We hear someone talking about what they believe, and our jaw drops. How can they possibly think *that*? In other words, we face the challenge of living alongside people who operate from assumptions and value sets we find strange, questionable, or even offensive. In this talk, John Fletcher (a liberal gay Methodist Theatre professor) shares some of his work studying the outreach strategies of conservative evangelicals. What does it mean to listen carefully and learn from "the other side" even as we disagree?

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Twin Peaks Ain't No Hogwash

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

It’s been said that without Twin Peaks, "half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist." Even though it may not be one of your favorite shows (yet), Zack Godshall would like to go ahead and throw his new web series Hogwash into this category of "Would Not Exist Were It Not For Twin Peaks." Are the shows similar? On the surface, not really. But inspiration is a funny thing, and he'll try to mine this and other mysteries in the hopes of revealing why Twin Peaks ain’t no Hogwash.

CoCo Loupe
Resident Wanderer in Baton Rouge
John Fletcher
PhD Theatre Professor, Gay United Methodist, and Holy Envier in Baton Rouge
Maida Owens
Folklorist in Baton Rouge
Danny Holmes
Selective Listener in Baton Rouge
Leonard Augustus, Jr.
Education Program Consultant/Dancer/Choreographer/Performer in Baton Rouge
Paul Claxton
Time Blocking Bad Ass in Baton Rouge
Catherine Jacquet
Assistant Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
Zack Godshall
Filmmaker in Baton Rouge