Event to take place at Rockport Opera House

Jan. 19 PechaKucha night: ‘The Many Sources of Inspiration’

Posted:  Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:30am
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ROCKPORT — The next PechaKucha evening of visual storytelling will take place on Friday, January 19 at the Rockport Opera House, located in downtown Rockport at 6 Central Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will commence at 7 p.m. Plan to arrive early as the seating capacity is limited. Tickets will be $5 (cash) at the door. A reception immediately follows the program.

The presentations will explore what inspiration looks, sounds, feels and tastes like to the group of diverse presenters. Topics will range from stage, screen, and libretto, to various visual art forms, and even wild horses.

The PechaKucha format is a unique presentation style where 8 individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. Each of the evening's presenters will provide a six minute and 40 second glimpse into their craft. PechaKucha Midcoast's January 2018 edition (Volume 34) includes presenters Tammy Smith Blake, Tempest in a Teapot founder & co-owner; Richard Cadwalader, musical director; Ingrid Ellison, artist; Mike Gorman, playwright; Donna McNeil, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation; Barbara Merson & David Scholder, Maine Jewish Film Festival; Ben Potter, artist; and John Steele, photographer and wild horse advocate. The evening's emcee will be Alan Hinsey.

For Volume 34, the Lead Sponsor is LCI and the Reception Sponsor is Flatbread Company. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine's organizing partners include Belfast Creative Coalition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Midcoast Magnet, Strand Theatre, Waterfall Arts, and various creative community members.

For information about presenting or volunteering at one of the local events, email pechakuchamidcoast@gmail.com. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine also offers affordable sponsorships for local organizations and businesses; contact Jana Herbener at pechakuchamidcoast@gmail.com for more information.

PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It is now an international phenomenon, with events held in more than 900 cities around the world. For more information, visit pechakucha.org.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, ME
Contact Name: 
Jana Herbener