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Kids, Creativity and Vegetables: A Puppet Show Like No Other

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Ben Brill shares this story about the amusing start of a unique puppet show for kids that features actual vegetables. The creators do everything possible to create uplifting and goofy content that helps kids explore ideas about ecology, diversity, and being creative


Universality of Ceramics

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


How does clay connect us to every culture, place, and time in the world? Travel with Dearing Davis to find out why this incredible medium transcends more than we could imagine


Photographing Authenticity

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Photographer Carrie Turner explores the value of creating authentic photographs by capturing the full range of human experience. She encourages us to photograph life in all it’s beautiful complexity, not just the moments that are perfect enough for Instagram


Slowing Down to Look

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Hannah Cole believes that beauty is everywhere, in our most mundane surroundings, if only we can slow down and look.


A Different Kind of Love

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Richard Handy presents his discovery of what love really is with the help of an old soul and a sweet dying black lab named Willy.


Serious Film Advice From a "Serious" Filmmaker

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Andrew Vasco shares how he created a successful web series in Asheville, and why you should too.


OE Inspires Poetry

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

The Overseas Experience might be familiar as "the gap year" or "taking a year to travel." But when the year becomes longer, the decision to stay or leave a country and redefine home can be an unforseen challenge. Poet and photographer, Randi Janelle, explains her struggles with this challenge from her time in New Zealand.


Grandmother's Choice

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

This is the story about how I changed my life and outlook by making a quilt with a theme of Women's Suffrage.



The Most Mysterious Book In the World

A software developer and organizer for 
PechaKucha Night AshevilleJay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."

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About the City's Organizers

  • Randi Janelle

    I'm a happy girl, tangled up in the arts. I get a kick out of performance poetry and want to capture it all with photography, and when I can, revel in the novel in progress. I've been blessed with opportunities to live in foreign countries and enjoy the international connectedness of PechaKucha.

  • Jay Hill

    Software developer, tech community organizer and outspoken advocate for the introverted.

  • Christopher Joyell

    Building on 20 years of nonprofit experience, Chris has served as the Asheville Design Center’s Executive Director since 2009. Chris is an attorney with degrees from the University of Connecticut School of Law and Yale University.

  • Jasper Adams

    Jasper is one half of NineBar Creative, a small design creative in Asheville focusing on web, graphic, and small-scale industrial design. He also runs the beverage program at Table & The Imperial Life, and finds plenty of time to develop tasty concoctions of his own. An unhealthy amount of Lego time paired with shockingly-free access to art supplies and entirely too much NPR meant this nerdy little child knew from an early age he wanted to study architecture. Someone in the admissions department at the University of Virginia spilled coffee and let Jasper into the School of Architecture. Four years later, The University spit out an enlightened and marginally more mature architect-in-training. Jasper amplified his design aesthetic at school by dabbling in architectural history, preservation and urban planning courses, all aside his architecture studios. His work is spatial, textured and tactile and his design process typically involves an ample freedom of movement between digital and manual media. He pushes NineBar Creative to foray into industrial and product design. Jasper developed an interest in and an affinity for classic cocktails and spirits about 5 years ago, and he’s sometimes just as often behind the stick as he is in front of the computer. Outside of the office, Jasper is most likely at home cooking, riding his bike, or looking for bottles of antique spirits with which to further clutter his bar, er...house (much to the chagrin of his girlfriend).

  • Kate Kelleher

    Kate Kelleher is a Speech Language Pathologist currently working in Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in Black Mountain. Her work experience includes the school system, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home health and outpatient care. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her bachelors and masters degree. She currently has been living in Asheville for 4 years.