"The window of wonder into the world of water."

In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall. 

"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!"

In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show. 

“I am the artist, the skateboard is my stencil and the world is my sketchbook.” 

In Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol.13Jacob Whitt, a 23-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder shared his passion for the art of freestyle skateboarding. Skateboarders know the feeling of freedom when they finally begin the trick, the trick that makes our world no longer run in seconds, but in milliseconds. In that moment when nothing else matters, when your heart is set free, your body is moving and your mind is trying to absorb the myriad of amazing feelings that overwhelm, up until the trick is over - and it is then time for the next one.

"We are not hippies, we are happies."

In The Bank of Happiness from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol.24, Married travelling duo, Charlotte and Dan Doherty, shared their philosophy of Worldwide travel. Their mission is to bridge the gap between travellers and communities with art. Forget ubiquitous and talentless tagging, this is street art in the truest sense of the word and at its best - for the people, by the people.

The city of Wellington in New Zealand grabs our City Focus this week for hosting their 30th volume in - believe it or not - a beautiful Gothic cathedral, replete with a hug-your-neighbor moment! Certainly a tremendous space in which to celebrate PechaKucha Wellington's big milestone! Hallelujah! 

Our Poster of the Week goes out to a great design that we recently missed from PechaKucha Night Vienna for their event at Vienna Design Week! We loved it's graphic look and it's imaginative message so much that we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Make sure to take a closer look for more poster inspiration!

Our weekly PechaKucha People feature highlights PechaKucha Night Monterrey organizer, Maria Jose Garcia! As an architect, traveler, design lover and a mom, she has lived in Spain, Venezuela, France, and Mexico - a truly global citizen. Because of her passion for public spaces and design with social impact, she co-founded MAKA GREEN in 2010, a non-profit organization that promotes design for social innovation. 

"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."

In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night TokyoVol.139Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?


"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own."

In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.

"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."


In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing.  Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.