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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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Where Does a Home Come From?

BY DAN BECK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Biologist Dan Beck explores the question “Where does a home come from?” by sharing his community and family adventure in building a straw bale shop and home here in the Kittitas Valley. 

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All the Love They Need

BY RAMONA SWANN
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Ramona Swann, otherwise known as "Nona" shares the joys of foster parenting alongside the harsh realities of the many children who need foster assistance.

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Closer to Home

BY SHERRI OTT
IN ELLENSBURG

Sherri Ott's quest for finding the meaning of “home” has led her on a journey of discovery, purpose, joy, love, unimaginable challenges and reasons to live intentionally.  She thanks God for the blessings and the storms knowing that each incredible experience brings me closer to home.

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Small Town, Take 2

BY MEGAN MCCONNELL
IN ELLENSBURG

What's it like to move home to a small town after nearly 30 years away?  If the physical geography remains very nearly the same, what about the cultural geography?  Can you ever go home again?  Is it comfortingly familiar, or nauseatingly the same?

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Growing Up in Shady Acres

BY LUPE HUITRON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Guadalupe Huitron shares what is was like growing up in a trailer park community and the strength of her father and mother to provide them all they needed growing up, love. Photo credit: Rob Fraser

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Farmer's Daughter

BY AMBER MAE CHARLETON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Amber Mae Charleton, grew up on a farm. Raised by the wisdom of her female ancestors, she's coming back to share the reigns, with her brother.

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A House is Made of Brick and Stone...

BY CLAY ARANGO
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

An old saying on a family trivet gives Clay Arango a framework to explore the idea of home using his personal experiences as a military brat and his professional experiences as an environmental scientist and educator.  
 
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Professional Loudmouth

BY DR. LAILA ABDALLA
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Find out what a professional loudmouth is from a World Languages professor. Was it nature or nurture that created this inspiring woman? Dr. Laila Abdallawarns, “loudmouthery” is not always good but when used to protect the principles of humanities, absolutely.  

 

ELLENSBURG Blog

Many Roads, One Way


"Your heart has the capacity to heal the whole world."
In 
Many Roads, One Way from PechaKucha Night Ellensburg Vol. 8, Angie Richter, owner of Ellensburg's Yoga Hot Spot, traveled many roads to find the one she had been searching for. Through a dedicated practice and constant learning, she found herself following the steps laid down for her by those before and discovering her inner journey.

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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!