Join us for PK #29 on May 8th. Doors open at 7PM at High Line Car House (550 South High Street). Festivities kick off with the music of Josh Quinn’s “The Dead is Dead” starting at 7:30PM and presentations begin at 8PM. This exciting May edition will be emceed by Kristen Schmidt, Columbus Monthly.
Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include:
• Ilke Akcasoy, Designer/Public Relations/Fundraising
• Greg Bixler, CEO, Design Outreach
• Heather Lynn Kyle, Social Media Marketer/Writer/Project Manager
• Jackie Mantey, Blogger/Journalist
• Ryan Miller, DJ George Brazil/Photographer
• Jennifer Monroe, Artist
• Reese Neader, Forge Columbus/Forgeworks
• Larry Robertson, Brigade/Artist/Fashion Blogger
• Stephen Takacs, multi-disciplinary artist
It should be noted that presenters are subject to change.
Columbus’ own Chris Flohr will be DJing throughout the night. Joel Archibald with Positive Negative Press will be onsite printing Pecha Kucha Columbus t-shirts for $10, or you can have your own shirt screened for $5. Food trucks will be on-site. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased by patrons who are 21 and older. Free parking is available are carpooling is suggested. Different from many PK nights, it is not necessary (and attendees are discouraged) to bring folding chairs. The suggested donation upon event entry is $2 per person. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go toward supporting The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio – a local organization that “gives voice to women and girls with the intention to create gender equality and influence”. http://www.womensfundcentralohio.org/.
About The High Line Car House
High Line Car House is a new downtown event space owned and operated by Two Caterers Contemporary Cuisine – “A fun company that is serious about food.” The building also houses Two Caterer’s private offices. It was built in 1873 as a car house and horse barn for Columbus’ streetcar system. The name High Line Car House pays homage to Columbus' streetcar system and the important High Street line. Visit: http://www.twocaterersvenues.com/ to learn more.
About Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. It was founded in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share their work in public, and has morphed into a massive celebration with events in more than 700 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum-driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007.