Next Event


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 Good of the Hive

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

Artist Matthew Willey is on a mission to hand-paint 50,000 honeybees in 40-50 murals around the world. The goal is to raise awareness about their current struggles by using his art and imagination to celebrate their incredible behaviors.


Signal: An Appalachian Tale of Home

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

Lockie Hunter, in her presentations, signal explores one grandmother's struggle as she comes to terms with growth and expansion in her once small east Tennessee hometown.


The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.”

In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.


What if the horse actually knows the way?

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

Cecil Bothwell, in his presentations, talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.


Sense of Place: Faces and Voices of the Bulgarian Mountains

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

In “Sense of Place – Faces and Voices of the Bulgarian Mountains," Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.


Plantains, Polenta & Peppermint Extract

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

With busy adult lives, it can be easy for long distance friends to drift apart. Amanda Simays tells the story of how she used the letter P (and her boundless appetite) to keep in touch with three out-of-state friends.



Art With Other Species

In Art with Other Species from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9, Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of a art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

Read More

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.

  • Cate Ryba

    Cate Ryba is a creative changemaker, urban planner and consultant. A recent transplant to Asheville, Cate organized 15 Pecha Kucha nights in SC and will talk about how Pecha Kucha events create meaningful community connections, educate audiences, and illuminate unseen awesomeness. Cate heartily believes in the power of fun to create positive community change.