NEXT EVENT VOL 19
TAOS, NM — JANUARY 14, 2016 — iViva Pecha Kucha! Celebrando el arte y la cultura de Latinos y Latinas, Taoseños y Taoseñas - and everything Hispanic. Pecha Kucha Taos will return to the TCA (133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte) for Volume 19 on Thursday, February 18th. This special bilingual event will begin at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 with preshow drinks and music. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at the TCA offices and on sale now and online at www.tcataos.org.
The term “Pecha Kucha” is Japanese, and refers to the sound of “chit chat.” The gist of Pecha Kucha is that artists are given an opportunity to showcase and present 20 images of their work, with images changed every 20 seconds. The whole presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds per artist. Volume 19 will feature live entertainment by The Taos High Mariachi El Tigre with hors d'oeuvres provided by Toribio’s. Drinks will be available by the TCA with plenty of time for “chit chat” with local creatives.
The scheduled presentations include (in no particular order):
María Dolores Gonzales
Joan Livingston and Teresita Dovalpage
Daniel Escalante & Betty Artes
Rossy Payero, Juana Vargas, & Marta Duarte – The Adult Learning Center @ UNM Taos
For Volume 19 will feature local artists celebrating and honoring the Hispanic and Latino cultural diversity in our community. Presentations will be in Spanish, English or bilingual. The “VIVA PK” special-themed event is guest curated by local artist and educator, Agnes Chavez; local writer and actor, David Perez, and local artist Enrico Trujillo. Be sure to check out this unique and fun presentation.
New for 2016, Pecha Kucha Night Taos introduces “20x20x20 Students.” To encourage the students in our community to join us in the sharing of the incredible talent found within Taos, each Pecha Kucha event will offer 20 free tickets to a different local school. For Volume 19, ticket buyers are encouraged to donate $5 - $10 towards the free admission of 20 students from the Adult Learning Center @ UNM Taos. The Adult Learning Center @ UNM-Taos provides literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE), and English as a second language (ESL) instruction to adults at least 16 years of age whose academic skills fall below a high school completion level. Ask the TCA when purchasing tickets on how you can help inspire our students with Pecha Kucha!
Rachel Preston Prinz
Sonya Luz Hinton Constanza uses her life to illustrate how many modern products have plastic components, and how to limit our plastic consumption as much as possible.
She then looks at the average consumption rate of single-use plastic bags worldwide, and points to various cities which have already banned these bags, urging Taos to do the same.