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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 11


 

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


For our "City Focus" this week we head to Knoxville, Tennessee, a city that will hold its PechaKucha Night Vol. 10 on February 6. For more details and a look at the full lineup of presenters, please visit the official event page.


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/

 

 

Artist Amos Oaks discusses his thoughts on the poster he cooked up for PKN Knoxville Vol. 7:

"...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.

 

 
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
 
 

Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 4 As you can tell from the poster above, PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 4 is taking place this Friday, on 11/11/11, at the Relix Variety Theatre. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 3 PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 3 is happening later this month, set for June 23 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, in the south garden -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Knoxville Vol. 2 is set for tomorrow (April 29), at the Relix Variety Theatre -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Please note that donations will be accepted towards our Inspire Japan efforts.

Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 1

Knoxville is about to host its very first PechaKucha Night, happening this coming Friday (February 11) at West Jackson Workshops. The full list of presenters with links appears on the official event page.