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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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Bonded Together

BY JIM BAUGH
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Jim Baugh believes that art bonds us together and helps to express who we are as people. He sees art as a means not only of expression, but of self-confidence and community.

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Question Your Choices

BY JOAN CAWLEYCRANE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Joan CawleyCrane encourages her art students to question their choices. She approaches art as a way of experiencing another cultures and sharing in communal experience.

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Art through Collaboration

BY KATHARINE WHITCOMB
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Katherine Whitcomb is a collaborative artist and writer who firmly embraces the idea that art is for everyone. She explores collaboration and art to connect to the past and other minds through shared imagination.

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Art and Activism

BY GREGG SCHLANGER
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Greg Schlanger reminisces about his experience with art. Schlanger seesk to merge art with activixm and community building, firmly believing that art is for everyone.

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Spiritual Self-Discovery through Art

BY NAN DOOLITTLE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Nan Doolittle explores the ancient and mysterious form of expressive arts, which values the process more than the final product. She recounts her spiritual quest of self-discovery and historical, familial understanding through art.

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Art Across Platforms

BY LYNNE MCCOWIN
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Lynne McCowin is an artists who shares her work all across the community. From business marketing to public art and gallery works McCowin sees opportunities for art and expression in many mediums and platforms.

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Life Saving Art

BY SARAH BAIR
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Sarah Bair discusses her experience with sadness and anger and how art saved her life. Through observing and drawing her world she found community and happiness.

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Power of Poetry

BY CONNOR SIMONS
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Connor Simons shares a story and poem about his community trip to Cuba and the cross-cultural exhange and poetry that came from this powerful experience. He reflects on the universal reach of poetry.

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Sara Jones

    I love my small community in Central Washington state. I am a school psychologist by day, and a socialite and adventurer by night. I love to experience the arts and the inspiration of others. As a board member of Gallery One Visual Arts Center, I am thrilled to be an organizer for our Pecha Kucha events!

  • Monica Miller

    Monica Miller has worked with arts organizations for over 15 years in fundraising, grants management and professional development for artists. Monica’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Gallery One is relevant to the community it serves. Before moving to Ellensburg from Seattle, she oversaw artist grants and professional development at Artist Trust and was a member of SOIL, an artist collective. She also had a brief stint as the Fremont Solstice Parade Director. Monica considers her major accomplishment the advocacy of percent for art program with the Ellensburg Arts Commission, but is a daily advocate for artists. She hold a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies. Her latest endeavor is the event, Confab where she hopes to provide artists and communities opportunities for networking, inspiration and tools for a sustainable arts community! Monica grew up as a military brat visiting museums around the world. She wanted to be a potter for a brief stint and now makes ceramics dinosaur fossils with her five year old Porter, plans camping adventures with her husband, artist Justin Beckman and rides her bike when time allows!