PORTSMOUTH NH Posts
AUGUST 08, 2017
"A lot of our creativity really does stem from the outdoors."
In "Tidal Roots" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 20, Kyle Schaefer and Kent Scovill have combined their skill sets and life experiences to design and build wooden stand-up paddleboards, that the boys claim each has a soul and unique personality. They talk about the step and passion it takes to making these boards.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
PKN Portsmouth in the News
The New Hampshire has some coverage on the next PechaKucha Night taking place in Portsmouth, at the 3S Artspace (pictured).
This Friday night, Portsmouth’s 3S Artspace, who, according to their website, is a non-profit “dedicated to presenting and supporting contemporary artists” will be hosting PechaKucha night in chorus with cities all over the world to celebrate PechKucha’s 10th anniversary.
Read the full article here.
AUGUST 30, 2013
MARCH 11, 2013
The Best Thing I Never Built
This March 21st, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a uniquely-themed PechaKucha Night will be held. All presenters at this PKN Portsmouth, NH Vol. 14 event (held at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.) will be architects presenting on the buildings they designed but, for one reason or another, were never built.
Chris Greiner, one of PKN Portsmouth's organizers, was quoted in a recent article found in The Portsmouth Herald's online iteration:
“We’ve been fans of the PK Nights here in Portsmouth for awhile now,” said Chris Greiner, co-founder and executive director of 3S Artspace. “I admire the creativity and energy that the folks at Calypso brought to the events, and I hope that we can continue to do the event justice by presenting unique and contemporary ideas to the community, keeping the nights fresh and cutting-edge.”
For a complete look at this article, head to The Portsmouth Herald's Seacoast Online.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Presentations In Paula Alasad Asbell's presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), "sound mind" is not a reference to a psychological state, but refers instead to the source of the inspiration for her art: her favorite music and musicians. Tomas Popp uses his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) to take a closer look at what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects us all. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Portsmouth Vol. 12's "Earth" poster you see above, which continues this year's themed series (the previous two were for "Air" and "Fire"). The other poster is for PKN Louisville Vol. 9. Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN San Sebastian Vol. 10 (also known as PKN Donostia). Above, a look at the very happy crowd. Calendar Here's what you can look forward to this weekend, starting with tonight's (September 21) events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, PKN Gisborne Vol. 10, and PKN London Vol. 8, which is part of this week's Lond Design Festival. On Saturday we have PKN Taipei Vol. 21, PKN Tallinn Vol. 5, PKN Hjorring Vol. 1, PKN Geneva Vol. 8, and PKN Lausanne Vol. 10, and then on Sunday it's PKN Kyoto Vol. 8.
JUNE 04, 2012
Presentations In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series -- which is the topic of his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) -- in Japan and abroad. Last month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013." These are not the cakes you are used to seeing. In this first presentation (in Italian) from PKN Pisa Vol. 1, Alessandra Pacini -- a cake designer -- shares some of the amazing cakes she's produced over the years. Cake design is an interesting form of art, in which anyone can make a professional-looking cake, with no limits to imagination -- although using only edible materials is key. Posters We have quite a few new posters up on the Tumblr blog today, including two from Kosice (for last week's Vol. 18, and the upcoming Vol. 19), a well as for PKN Okayama Vol. 14, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, and PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11 (above), which continues that city's elemental theme for the year (first was fire). And speaking of Portsmouth, here's a great video that was produced after the city's Vol. 10, that acts as a peek at that event, as well as a teaser for the upcoming Vol. 11: Photos and report What does a crowd of 4000 look like? It looks like what you see pictured above, from last week's PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13 -- and there are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset. Also, we have the following report from PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran:
We had another great PKN here at Tel Aviv, with 4000 people in the house. As usual the demand for tickets was huge and we were sold out in minutes... Me and my partner Itay were happy to host 9 presenters, all great and crazy, just the way we love them. We started the evening with a presentation by Liat Segal, who is running a studio for art and technology. Her projects are always fun and beautiful and involve music, paint and robots. Than came on stage Ofer Grunewald who is a young Bonsai artist. He shared his passion and explained the satisfaction of sculpting with a living material as trees. Mushon Zer Aviv (designer) and his wife Galia Ofri (painter) talked about their first common project that aims to illustrate wikipedia. With great drawings for esoteric articles and some very interesting questions about sharing knowledge -- these were a fascinating 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Artist and representative of the slow food movement in Israel, Rafram Hadad took us on a lovely journey in his different fields of creation, mixing visual arts and food in all middle eastern countries. A whole different experience was the one offered by brain researcher Moran Cerf, who is working in a very special lab in L.A. where experiments are made on live human brains. He can map the brain and than "read" one's thoughts or even allow handicapped people to control a robotic arm with their thoughts. Than came Ohad Zlotnik, a graduate student in visual arts, who presented his very smart project of 3D typography, with Hebrew letters that became real objects. Daniel Dover is a street artist who told us his short and so funny history trying to fit in the world of design, and what has finally brought him to do his street art interventions. Oded Ezer is a well known typographer who has presented his work in the first Tel Aviv PKN back on 2007. We were happy to invite him once again and discover his super intelligent projects. Oded told us about a typographic tattoo project, a graphic flag project, a social Skype-typo project, and more. The last show of the evening was by director Yair Kedar, who presented his current project, a documentary about Yona Wollach, one of Israel's most well known poet. His presentation ended with a live song by local singer Karolina whose big warm voice filled all our hearts with joy and emotions, with anticipation for our next PKN.
Calendar Tonight (June 4) you'll want to catch PKN Stockholm Vol. 34, which we hear is going to be quite the event. Tomorrow, PKNs are happening in the following cities: PKN Louisville Vol. 8, PKN Chicago Vol. 22, and PKN Sydney Vol. 21. Please note that the PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.
MARCH 23, 2012
Poster for PKN Portsmouth Vol. 10
The next PechaKucha Night in Portsmouth, Vol. 10, is set for April 5 at Flatbread Co., and as you'll find out below from PKN Portsmouth team member Stephanie Cornell, there is something to the fire that you see on the poster above.
This year we are hosting PKNs inspired by the four basic elements, beginning with Fire and following up with Air, Earth and Water later in the year. PKN Portsmouth #10 will be held at the local wood-fired pizza restaurant Flatbread Co. on April 5th and will feature presentations from the community who are connected, however loosely, to the concept of fire. Posters for the entire 2012 series will be hand-drawn by local artist and interactive designer Alfonso Fabrega.