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Featured Presentation

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Ariel Clayton Karas

Violinist, (Self-Employed!) in Cleveland

In "The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist," professional violinist Ariel Clayton Karas chronicles humorous aspects of her musical journey and addresses the challenges classical musicians face with a genre long-considered to be "high art." Her presentation unfolds simply through all-text slides paired with a rotating soundtrack of music clips. Through "The Dilemma of the Modern Violinist," Ariel hopes new listeners will be inspired, and that "the keepers of this beautiful, unique genre of music never lose sight of its power to connect, not separate."

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Tony Tieppo

BY JOHN G
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

If one were to make a list of the top five most active and influential visual artists of the past decade in Northeast Ohio, John Greiner (aka John G.) would be solidly toward the top. He illustrated the story in his talk to tell the tale of Tony Tieppo.

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The Ones that Got Away

BY MICHAEL CHRISTOFF
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

Michael Christoff is an Architect who has spent the past 14 years working on projects that have shaped him into the person that he is today. But not all of these projects came to fruition and he strongly believes that even the projects that don’t get built matter. This is a talk about how he believes we can learn from “The ones who got away”. 

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INTER|URBAN

BY JOE LANZILOTTA
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

"Most importantly, The Rapid is the future of Cleveland Transit to me."

In " INTER|URBAN" from PechaKucha Cleveland Vol. 29, Joe Lanzilotta is a Cleveland-based artist and designer who spends his 9 to 5 as a project manager for LAND studio working on projects like the INTER|URBAN. He is passionate about how art can transform experiences and has any amazing story about the rapid transit line in Cleveland and its transformation into a veritable art gallery.

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The Village that Raised Me

BY JESSICA WALTERS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Jessica Walters is a Case Western graduate and Cleveland native.  She brings her passion for helping kids and creating solutions to her work as Development & Operations Director at Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland.

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Challenging the Status Quo

BY CHRISTINA VASSALLO
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Prior to moving to Cleveland to lead SPACES, Christina Vassallo was the Executive Director of Flux Factory, a nonprofit organization and arts collective in Queens, NY. She has independently curated exhibitions for a variety of non-profit and for-profit venues and is a self-described “stubborn bicyclist”. Please welcome to the PKN Stage for the second time, Christina Vassallo

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Our Role in Conservation

BY VICKI SEARLES
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Vicki Searles is the Director of Conservation Education at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  Her two passions are spending time with her family and serving our community by connecting people with nature and wildlife. She has worked at The Columbus Zoo, Zoo Atlanta the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and has been lucky enough to be involved in community based conservation in Asia, South America, Central America, and North America. 

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Giving Animals Choice

BY MICHAEL MURRAY
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Michael Murray is the Associate Curator of Animals at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and is extremely passionate about giving animals choice to enrich their lives. These enrichment programs encourage animals to connect with their natural behaviors and behaviors that allow the zookeepers to care for the animals.

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The Importance of Free Play

BY KAREN KATZ
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 24, 2016

Karen Katz has 18 years of experience developing and designing exhibits. Her BA in Anthropology and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design earned her the position as the Director of Exhibits for the Cleveland Children's Museum. But it was her experience as a parent that taught her the importance of free play which amplified her ability to design truly impactful exhibits for children. 

 

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City Focus: Cleveland


Having hosted their
31st Volume at the infamous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located on the banks of Lake Erie, Cleveland takes the spotlight in this week's City Focus! With an amazing line-up and a captivating venue, PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 31 was an unforgettable event that will have us wondering what Cleveland has in store for PechaKucha Nights to come! Be sure to check back in soon for some star-studded presentations uploaded from the evening. Keep on rocking, Cleveland! 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Michael Christoff

    In 2005, after graduating with a Masters in Architecture from Kent State University, Michael moved to Cleveland to work on master plan designs for the Flats East Bank redevelopment project. Working on this and a variety of urban redevelopment projects throughout the United States has afforded him a deep appreciation for the urban environment and how people interact within it. When Michael is not in his office at architecture firm Vocon, he is immersed in a variety of initiatives to leverage Cleveland’s assets and creative efforts into visible and tangible results. He co-found the international Cleveland Design Competition which annually attracts over 150 design ideas from more than twenty different countries for important civic projects; co-found PechaKucha Night Cleveland which quarterly seeks to expose and attract new creative ideas and incite meaningful collaboration; serves as Board Chair for the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Campus International School Advisory Board and sits on the Board of Directors for both SPACES (Art Gallery) and the Cleveland American Institute of Architects. Michael is passionate about having a positive impact on the City of Cleveland and believes Cleveland’s best days are still ahead of her. Michael currently lives on the west side of Cleveland in Lakewood with his wife Jill.