Pecha Kucha at Crosstown Arts (Featuring Me!!)

by - May 01, 2012

The first official Pecha Kucha Night in Memphis will be held at Crosstown Arts on Thursday, May 3. Pecha Kucha Nights happen several times a year in over 500 cities around the globe and we’re excited to add Memphis to that list. You (and everyone you know) are invited and welcome as it’s a free event, open to the public, with no tickets or reservations needed.

Pecha Kucha is essentially a presentation format of showing 20 images for 20 seconds each. Presentations can be on any topic and are as varied and diverse as the people giving them. Doors open at 6 pm and the series of eight presentations from begin at 7 pm. Beverages and snacks will be available.

Pecha Kucha Nights began in Tokyo as an opportunity for artists, designers and architects to show samples of their work, but have expanded to include anyone from the community sharing a wide array of interesting and often hilarious topics. The audience is made up of anyone who wants to come and enjoy seeing what other people are interested in.

Being a presenter is not a competitive or juried process. Simply request to be a presenter at an upcoming Pecha Kucha Night (we'll announce the date for Volume 2 soon) by emailing, and you will be on the list for the next available spot.

If you’re wondering what “Pecha Kucha” means, it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”.

Come check out what Memphians are up to!

Pecha Kucha is devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture

Jack Duncan, AIA - veteran Tokyo Pecha Kucha presenter and architect with Hnedak Bobo Group will discuss his office renovation: an architect's attempt to build.

Dwayne Butcher - The Dwayne Butcher Group is comprised of an artist, curator, blogger and chicken wing connoisseur…but only one man…Dwayne Butcher!

Andrea Johnson - Owner of Memphis’ own Bubble Bistro, internationally-known master of handmade soaps from all-natural ingredients from around the world.

John Weeden – The founder of Vita Brevis art consulting firm will discuss design ideas that keep him up at night.

Susannah Acuff -  University of Memphis graduate student in Anthropology and instructor of Cultural Anthropology at Memphis College of Art.

Kristler Barton - Owner of Kristler’s Occasions – a full service consulting and event planning company for weddings, holy unions, galas, funerals, anniversaries…the list goes on.  (She can make your life easier!)

Colin Kidder / Eli Gold - Art-making power duo to discuss the countless hours spent building their sculpture of spinning bicycle rims.

Sarah Tinkler - Owner of Shoaf’s Loaf Bakery will remind us that if mankind could live on bread alone, things wouldn't be so bad.

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  1. Hey good luck! I spoke at Pecha Kucha in Birmingham . UK at was a great evening! you can check mine out here if your interested. congrats on your blog. Ill be a regular visitor !