CHICAGO Posts

 

"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).

The Tiniest Best Boat


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!

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." 



Chicago's PKN Organizer, and co-founder of Architecture is Fun, Peter Exley steals the PechaKucha People Spotlight again with the American Institute of Architecture electing him as At-large Director at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia. Congratulations Peter! So proud to have such leaders in the crew!

“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.”

In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.


“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ”

In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter  Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.

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