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18 JAN

NEXT EVENT VOL 12

The theme for this PechaKucha Night is “Art is for Everyone.” Is “art” only for the so-called rich and famous? Who gets excluded from making, owning, and experiencing art? Who gets to say what is and is not “art”? To say “art is for everyone” is to project a hopeful vision. 

This Pecha Kucha Night is brought to you by a partnership between the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington Univeristy and Gallery One Visual Arts Center.

 

Doors open 6:30pm. First presenter starts 7pm.

Free Admission. Cash Bar. 

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Kindness Seeker

BY THOMAS RICCI
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Thomas Ricci is a fifth grader devoted to making the world a better place. He spent the first part of his 10th year developing a project that encouraged and promoted kindness. Ricci hopes to spend his life treating people in ways that strengthens community connections.

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Search and Rescue

BY JIM NALE
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Jim Nale serves his community through leadership with area search and rescue. He has grown the reach of the organization through training, trucks, and K-9 units.

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Dream Chaser

BY MADAI MARTINEZ
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

As a DACA recipient Madai Martinez has invested in community, education, and advocacy. Her involvement in the soon to be recinded program rooted her in the "American Dream" and gave her a passion for other children who share her desire for a successful, thrivant life in the United States.

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Public Voices

BY JOANNA MARKELL
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Joanna Markell has spent her life as a journalist and newspaper editor. In this capacity she encourages public awareness and advocates for the freedom and power of the press.

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Park Heritage

BY DANA LIND
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Dana Lind has been maintaining Ellensburg's parks for many years. In this role he encourages the preservation of, development of, and engagement with the area. At the center of this is what he describes as "the crown jewel" of the community: Irene Rienhart Riverfront Park.

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A Life of Service

BY ROB FRASER
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Rob Fraser has spent his life creating art and serving communities accross the country. His time in Ellensburg reflects this desire to create inclusivity and beauty.

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Girl Powered

BY MADDIE CRISMAN
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Maddie Crisman's been standing up for her rights since joining the football team in school. Today she and her partner embody equal rights and advocate for equity.

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Where Does a Home Come From?

BY DAN BECK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Biologist Dan Beck explores the question “Where does a home come from?” by sharing his community and family adventure in building a straw bale shop and home here in the Kittitas Valley. 

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Sara Jones

    I love my small community in Central Washington state. I am a school psychologist by day, and a socialite and adventurer by night. I love to experience the arts and the inspiration of others. As a board member of Gallery One Visual Arts Center, I am thrilled to be an organizer for our Pecha Kucha events!

  • Monica Miller

    Monica Miller has worked with arts organizations for over 15 years in fundraising, grants management and professional development for artists. Monica’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Gallery One is relevant to the community it serves. Before moving to Ellensburg from Seattle, she oversaw artist grants and professional development at Artist Trust and was a member of SOIL, an artist collective. She also had a brief stint as the Fremont Solstice Parade Director. Monica considers her major accomplishment the advocacy of percent for art program with the Ellensburg Arts Commission, but is a daily advocate for artists. She hold a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies. Her latest endeavor is the event, Confab where she hopes to provide artists and communities opportunities for networking, inspiration and tools for a sustainable arts community! Monica grew up as a military brat visiting museums around the world. She wanted to be a potter for a brief stint and now makes ceramics dinosaur fossils with her five year old Porter, plans camping adventures with her husband, artist Justin Beckman and rides her bike when time allows!