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26 MAY


PechaKucha Night takes a Chance with six exciting speakers

PechaKucha Night (PKN) Pensacola returns with a serendipitous mix of community members blending exciting outlooks and powerful images to explore the theme of “Chance” through this fun and fast presentation style.

PKN will host Volume 12 on May 26, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at First City Art Center─ 1060 N. Guillemard Street. The night is complete with food and live music.

As a theme, “Chance” brings an opportunity to evoke big ideas and stimulating conversations. Featured presenters include:

  • Jamey Jones, poet laureate of Northwest Florida
  • Rachael Pongetti, Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Project owner & head photographer
  • Jennifer McCarthy, author
  • Ian Be, musician
  • Kasey Jones, WSRE-TV station administrative coordinator
  • Tris Weeks, musician & youth ambassador for the Tyler Robinson Foundation

This event connects people from all walks of life to discuss concepts that impact the community. Known as the art of concise presentation, the PKN 20x20 format consists of 20 slides at 20 seconds each, keeping the total presentation time to less than 7 minutes each.

PKN will include drinks, food and live music throughout the evening. Several intermissions known as “beer breaks” are designed to promote reflection of the presentations and conversation between spectators.



Featured Presentation

The City of Pensacola has a tremendous opportunity to preserve a monumental piece of its past, and tell a side of our history that has as of yet been largely untold. Christopher Satterwhite presents a talk is about John Sunday, and the cultural significance and importnat effort to save his house. A historical Pensacola figure, a self made free man of color that decided to stay in the deep south and fight for his beliefs and his place in society.

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Breaking walls

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Speaker Dagny Taggert talks about how we can trespass boundaries. By using the world as our canvas, one can often times surpass personal limitations and changing one's own perception of the self.

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A Collection of Thoughts and Verbs

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Artist Marina Quirk speaks on her work, and shows us that by observing the fascinations of communication, she opens dialogue and consideration to the words we use to understand one another and ourselves.

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Boundaries are meant to be broken

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

The status quo is an unacceptable standard when it comes to creation in both the artistic and biological form. There is always something greater out there – your job is to prove that.
Whether it is a void or an abundance of boundaries, there is always an opportunity to utilize your surroundings to achieve something special. Bryant Chase is a media creator/producer with a background in clinical psychological research, and a passion for learning.

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Plights of an Extroverted Introvert

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Abstracted visual elements accompanied by awkward dialogue juxtapose the perception of boundaries and how they shape us. A journey inside the mind of a fish out of water.

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Boundaries as Form

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Every boundary forms a political position and depending on this posture, a boundary can transform the world or it can preserve the status quo. This is why the most important question for me as an artist is what position do I express through my work?

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Perception is Reality

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 08, 2014

Sabrina McLaughlin gives us an inside look into the role that advertising and marketing has in our perception of reality - and the distortion of it.

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A Southern Original

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 08, 2014

Margaret Warren speaks about her father, self-dubbed "Earl the Pearl", a photojournalist fascinated by the art of smoking and portraiture. 



Media Post

Pensacola State College- The Corsair

PSC instructors extend teaching outside of classroom

By Jay Pham
Students of Pensacola State College (PSC) are fortunate to have instructors that engage the students and are willing to go the extra mile to engage with the community.
PSC instructors Amber Carey and Andrew Barbero, along with four other participants, presented at the innovative PechaKucha (PKN) Volume 11 event held at First City Arts Center on Jan. 6.
The theme of Volume 11 was “Celebrate!” bringing together presenters and audience members of diverse backgrounds to discuss different aspects of that topic.
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About the City's Organizers

  • Felipe Munoz

    I like to think, listen, instigate, create, ask questions and travel inside my on mind or around the world. I love my wife, my life and my dogs.

  • Marina Quirk

    Hello! I have a wide gamut of interests and passions. I particularly enjoy community building, preparing food with great wine, and sharing space with all walks of life. Connect with me, I would love to be apart of your journey. Xo

  • Rebecca Carlson

    I am a contributing editor for the PSC student publication The Corsair. I am currently pursuing a B.A.S. degree in Business and Management with a concentration on Graphic Design at Pensacola State College (PSC) and have received an A.A. in journalism from the same school. I have had the pleasure of living and traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad. Experiencing each of these culturally rich locations has inspired my passion for people and their stories. I welcome opportunities to expand upon my knowledge and love for storytelling while always challenging myself to grow as a journalist. In my spare time, I enjoy being active in the community by volunteering with PKN Pensacola and the non-profit organization Open Books Bookstore and the Prison Book Project.