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The Transformative Power Of Glass


"People of color are largely underrepresented in the glass art world so, I sought to change that ratio."

In The Transformative Power Of Glass from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 40, Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

 

"I was able to transition myself from a... soul draining paper pusher into a freelance creative that's able to make a living on art."

From Addicted To Photography from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 41, Ryan Brandoff shares his story about how his passion for photography has changed his mundane 9 to 5 lifestyle into a life worth living. 

 

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

 

"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick." 

In "Got My Kiss Records Out..." from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Jay Graham talks about the exhibition he curated that focuses on Cheap Trick's guitarist, Rick Nielsen.

 

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).


What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

PechaKucha People: Thorsten Bösch

Thorsten Bösch is one of the colorful cast of characters behind PechaKucha Nights in Chicago. When not busy designing visualizations for architects and other creatives via visualized concepts, he's focussed on building the most up to date and complete digital model of the entire city of Chicago! We love ya, Thorsten!



In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.

 

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.



Join The River North Design District (RNDD) along with Dornbracht at Studio 41 where 5 of Chicago’s top designers share how they define luxury, what gets their creative juices flowing and inspires their designs. Presentations are in the fast, fun PechaKucha format (20 slides x 20 seconds apiece!) followed by an informal discussion. Guests are invited to share ideas, meet new people and get inspired. Speakers include: Randy Heller, Kenneth Walter, Susan Brunstrum, Mitchell Channon and Donna Hall.

Guests will enjoy appetizers and wine during the discussion. Space is limited, $35 ticket price.  To purchase tickets and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rndd-pecha-kucha-night-at-studio-41-with-dornbracht-what-defines-luxury-tickets-25263222980?ref=estw

WHEN: 

Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00 -8:00 P.M.

WHERE: 

Studio 41- 225 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

WHO: 

The River North Design District sets forth to provide participating interior design showrooms and art galleries with a creative entrepreneurial community hosting a variety of educational forums and consumer and trade events.  The River North Design District offers a platform for community referrals while providing opportunities to increase exposure with both the A&D community and the high-end consumer.

If you’re building or remodeling a home, Studio41 invites you to visit their showroom. Offering a full selection of quality products at affordable prices: kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinetry, kitchen and bath accessories, windows, doors, door hardware and cabinet hardware. Luxury brands includeDornbracht, Rohl, Toto, Duravit, Rocky Mountain, Ginger, and much, much more.  Please visit www.shopstudio41.com for more information. 

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format." 

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