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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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My Art Life

BY KELLI SCOTT KELLEY
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Kelli Scott Kelley has lived a life immersed in art and artmaking. Listen as she shares highlights of her artmaking practice from graduate school to the present.

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Poker "Pros": Revealing the Hidden Benefits of Playing Poker

BY LAUREN ARONSON
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, poker games are not only opportunities for degenerates to gather and try to take each other's money. Listen to Lauren Aronson explain how playing poker provides myriad surprising possibilities for skill development, healing, and of course, fun.

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Success Is Not a Climb to the Mountaintop

BY MERCEDES WILSON
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Listen as Mercedes Wilson describes why she believes success isn't the destination, but the journey.

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Feeding a Pig

BY MINA ESTRADA
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Listen as Mina Estrada shares her experience of what happens when you are in the same room with a genuine master (an icon, a living legend, etc.) for 10 days.

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The Intersection of Art and Science in Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA

BY GEORGE JUDY
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Using images and issues from the greatest play of the late twentieth century, George Judy takes us on a journey into how Chaos Theory and principles of 'uncertainty' are a metaphor for life and art in our contemporary world.

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Bicycle Touring

BY KEVIN NEE
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Find out why bicycle tourist Kevin Nee thinks life at eleven miles an hour is better than zooming by at 70 mph.

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You, The Audience

BY CHANCELIER "XERO" SKIDMORE
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Hear spoken word artist, Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore, outline why audience members are THE finest human beings on Earth.
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Who Run The World? Girls (Who Play Trombone)

BY JESSICA OTTAVIANO
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

A trombonist since age 11 and also *gasp* a woman, hear Jessica Ottaviano speak about her experience as a musician in a majority male world.

 

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Bloom Where You're Planted


"Once you become more comfortable (with) making music, you find making music with other people to be a powerful experience."
In 
"Bloom Where You're Planted" from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Ex- Baton Rouge Symphony member Dave Hinson talks about the foundation of the Adult Music Club in Baton Rouge and how his life has inspired him to help ordinary people find ways in which they can express themselves creatively.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 9-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.

  • Mina Estrada

    Mina Estrada is a ruminator of dance, among other things, and attempts to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for herself and those who care to join. She received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and her choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies including Spelman College, Grand Valley State University, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mina has served as faculty for the dance programs at Temple University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She is often producing concerts in collaboration with other artists, and contributing dance works in festivals around the country. While in Philadelphia, she performed in the Live Arts Festival and Collage Festival, received the New Edge Residency at the CEC, worked with notable artists IdiosynCrazy Productions, Silvana Cardell, Shavon Norris, and Leah Stein Dance Company. Mina currently resides in Louisiana, where she is the Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has also served as dance faculty at Louisiana State University, and conjured fantastical dance dreams with CoCo Loupe and their group CKA: currently known as. She is always in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet her cats, smile at her husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.