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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!


Featured Presentation

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Jeffrey Funk

Blacksmith in Bigfork, MT

Humans have been forging tools and art from metals for nearly all of recorded history. Jeffrey Funk has also been working his trade for at least a couple of those decades and has a philosophical approach to the craft of blacksmithing in the modern world. Funk derives inspiration from the sheer power of raw earth and the ability to use heat, pressure and patience to create his work. 

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The Evolution of Art

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

It can take years to discover that what you do everyday is only preceded by what you have done the day before. Kate Hunt shows us how her continual discovery and reinvention of new and old media has helped to generate her prolific work as a sculptural artist. 

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Craftsmanship in Collaboration

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Many craftsmen move through the world in a solitary manner, following their pursuits in a steadfast singularity. Others, like Paul Babneau, use their experience and skills by reaching out to make connections and create amazing things that could only be accomplished through collaborative efforts. 

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Where Creativity Clsters

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

The evolving journey of craft and creativity can be a winding road. Elise Davis shares her experiences from the love of accessorizing her cats as a kid to the real world of fashion design and on to her current pursuits as the owner of her jewelry business, Clster.

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The Craft of Story Telling

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Sally Janover has documented much of her life through the lens of a camera, pages of a script as well as the spoken word. She believes that story telling is not generally told in pictures, but well told, can create lasting images in the listener's imagination.

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Day jobs, Doodles, + Dreams (without deadlines)

@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

"Krusty" Overman shares her experience as a seasonal worker in Alaska and how that has helped to shape her life as an artist, snowboarder and all around enthusiast of everything awesome.

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Be Yourself

@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside. 

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A Collaborative Model for Architecture

@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Even a few decades ago, Zach George's job would have been very different. A designer at Workaday Design Firm, Zach utilizes networking and cutting-edge technology to achieve an innovative final product. Most notedly, Zach and his partners use remote collaboration to make remote design possible and efficient.

Design for the 21st Century. 

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Art Follows Life

@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Art can lead all over the place. It has led painter Tessa Heck from the rural to the urban (and back again), from the noncommercial to the monetary, from introspection to examination. Sometimes art is a journey and, as Tessa's story shows, sometimes that journey leads home. And sometimes it's a journey walked in red cowboy boots. 



City Focus: Kalispell

This weeks city focus is on Kalispell, Montana, the gorgeous valley with a secret key to Glacier National Park. Rich with Native American influence, Kalispell is directly translated in Salish to “flat land above the lake.” Kalispell is the home to beautiful wildlife, trails, and mountain ranges, all interwoven by strikingly blue lakes nestled between. The vast space of Kalispell is reflected among the open minds that are coming to speak at PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 5. Hope to see you there! 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Oblas

    I have been a woodworker for the past 12 years, designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry. After obtaining a degree in graphic design from Loyola Marymount University, I sought to transition my design experience to woodworking through traditional apprenticeship training. Since that time I have shown work in galleries throughout the region including the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking in Seattle and Gallery One in Ellensburg. I am native to Washington state but I call Montana home.

  • Zana Faulkner

    Native Montanan, but a city dweller for 20 years. Happy to be back in the mountains and on trails with loads of invaluable friends.

  • Elma Giavases

    I'm an art director at a marketing and graphic design agency in northwest Montana. And a mom. And a community activist. And a drinker of cocktails. And beer.

  • Jacob Thomas

    Jacob Thomas, a native Detroiter, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Museum at Central School in Kalispell. He first moved to Montana on a temporary basis in 2008, and promptly spent the next nine years figuring out how to return for good. On the rare occasion when he gets to leave his office, Jacob enjoys hiking, biking, reading fantasy novels, and obsessing over Michigan Football.

  • April Vomfell

    April Vomfell is a farmer, foodie, flower grower, writer and digital marketer. In 2015 she co-founded Flathead Farmworks. She is fascinated by ideas, plants and the beauty of northwest Montana.