ROCKPORT — The next PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling, will take place, Friday, Jan. 31, at the Rockport Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.
The PechaKucha format is a unique presentation style where eight 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.
Participants for PechaKucha Midcoast’s January 2020 edition, Volume 40 are: Kerry Hadley, Worthington Scholarship Foundation; Patrick Manley, Masons on a Mission (MOM); Lisa Mossel Vietze, macro flower photographer; Jim Nickelson, fine art photographer; George Pearlman, ceramist; Lynn Snow, community school garden; Amy Williams, artist and mediatator; and Julia Einstein, Laura Dunn and Kathryn SB Davis, collaborative Instagram project titled “Maine Flora: Three Views.”
The evening’s emcee is Donna McNeil.
“PechaKucha Night” 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 1,000 cities around the world. For more information, visit pechakucha.org.
The event sponsor for Volume 40 is Camden Real Estate. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine's organizing partners include the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Farnsworth Art Museum; Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors; Midcoast Magnet; Strand Theatre; Waterfall Arts; and various creative community members.
Tickets are $5 (cash) at the door. A reception immediately follows the program.
The Opera House is located at 6 Central Street, Rockport.
The snow date is Saturday, February 1, at 7 p.m.
For information about presenting or volunteering at one of the local events, email email@example.com.
PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine also offers affordable sponsorships for local organizations and businesses, according to PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine; contact Jana Herbener at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.