OCTOBER 28, 2014
Standing on the edge of the cliff, looking at the possibilities. Jump, live with the boundaries you land in.
Painter Nichole McMinn shares stories of facing fears and pushing herself to do what she loves. In “Possibilities” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12, she discusses the trials of creativity, the struggles she’s faced as an up-and-coming artist, and realisations she’s reached while in pursuit of her dreams.
OCTOBER 13, 2014
PKN Knoxville #13 Poster
We are lucky that Rob Laliberte of WDWRK | small wares co. was willing to share his graphic talents to promote the 13th Pecha Kucha event in Knoxville. A word from the artist below.
The idea was to design something visually striking using the literal meaning of PechaKucha "chit chat". It is about placing you in the conversation of someone expressing to you "Let's talk!" and "Thankyou" Arigato.
The design aesthetic is a subtle nod to Japanese street art, neon lights, and Japanese cartoons. Depictions of characters that often have more meaning, then just a visual stylization. Through the meaning of colors, blue represents one-to-one communication, especially communication through the voice. It is speaking the truth through verbal self-expression - it is both the teacher and the public speaker.
APRIL 19, 2014
Daniel Jones is a talented designer employed at Sanders Pace Architecture and he just to happens to be a one of Knoxville's PKN event Organizers. USGBC is partnering with PKN to offer new presenters and encourage a new crowd to attend the event. This was kept in mind as an important piece of info for the poster to communicate. From the artisit - "The inspiration for this design was observing my son Jack and how freely and unbiased he observes and interacts with the world around him - and how watching a pechakucha presentation (at least a good one anyway) allows the viewer a moment be free to enjoy something completely new and unexpected." -Daniel Jones
FEBRUARY 03, 2014
OCTOBER 03, 2013
Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures. She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!
She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week! The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen. Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us. It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.
Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville.
To view more of her work visit her site http://withbearhands.com/
APRIL 22, 2013
"...The snake handlers of our region have a deep passion that takes them beyond what some may see as normal. Their devotion moves them to take a scripture literally, face death, and come out unscathed. In my opinion this gives them vision to take on another day. That's what anyone's vision does. It propels them to live another day - to grab death by the neck and hang on for dear life."
Check out the full explanation on PKN Knoxville's blog. Volume 7 will be held this coming Wednesday, April 24th at 6pm.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
APRIL 09, 2013
Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 7
Amos Oaks, a PKN presenter from #5, has a bit of insight to share about his design for the PKN #7 poster."The book of Proverbs 29:18 says, "without a vision, the people parish". Religious or not, can you deny this? When we don't live or pursue our dreams and passion we dry up - life becomes a drought. The thirst that follows can potentially be unquenchable. I was asked to present at PechaKucha a while back. The challenge of consolidating my own vision was, frankly, a scary proposition. My participation lit a new fire in me. When I was asked to create a poster for PechaKucha Knoxville Vol 7, I was thrilled to do so. This community calls people to look at, tear apart, reconstruct, eat whole, regurgitate, and breathe deep their own personal vision. The result is life. My poster attempts to embody ideas of passion, zeal, excitement, spirit, fervor, dedication, affection, devotion, joy, ardor, and anything that breathes life into humanity. The poster is quite regional in nature. The snake handlers of our region have a deep passion that takes them beyond what some may see as normal. Their devotion moves them to take a scripture literally, face death, and come out unscathed. In my opinion this gives them vision to take on another day. That's what anyone's vision does. It propels them to live another day - to grab death by the neck and hang on for dear life."-Amos Oaks