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NEXT EVENT VOL 32
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SAN ANTONIO VOL. 32
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
6:30 p.m. Doors Open and Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. Presentations
$5 ticket per entry will be accepted.
PechaKucha is a 20 image x 20 second arts and culture series. We host speakers who share their passions in a unique format: each presenter gets exactly 20 image slides, and each slide advances automatically every 20 seconds (for a total time of 6:40).
Vol. 32 will feature a talented group of locals that includes chefs, writers, authors, artists, and more. The six presenters, listed in alphabetical order, include:
- Alex Paredes, Cocinero
- Elizabeth Johnson, Chef/Wellness Advocate
- Justin Parr, Neo-traditionalist
- Kelly O’Connor, Artist
- Naomi Shihab Nye, Writer
- Robert Rivard, Co-Founder/Author
Emcees for the evening include popular News 4 San Antonio anchor Randy Beamer as well as Troy Peters from Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA). The welcome reception will feature live music by Alyson Alonzo with YOSA and complimentary bites curated by in-kind sponsors, including Pharm Table, Box Street Social, Ming’s Thing, Tio Pelon’s Salsita, Cultiva Collaborative and Liberty Bar.
Tickets are $5 per person from the Tobin Center Box Office (plus convenience fee for online or phone sales). Tickets can be purchased online on the Tobin Center’s website. The Tobin Center is located at 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205. Parking information can be found on the venue’s website.
PechaKucha San Antonio would not be possible without the support of annual sponsors, including: Altamira Capital Management, Centro Properties, Lake|Flato Architects, Overland Partners, The Rivard Report, Sweeney VCR Repair, Zurich International Properties, and RYNO General Contractors.
In-kind sponsors for the event include: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Giles Design Bureau, Giant Noise, Walley Films, Huskin Photography, Sprocket Productions, San Antonio Current, and Arc Document Solutions.
PechaKucha San Antonio is presented in partnership with the Las Casas Foundation. For more information about PechaKucha, visit pechakucha.org/cities/san-antonio and follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth
BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2015
"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."
In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.
The State of Music Criticism
BY TRAVIS BUFFKIN
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 23, 2016
"Don't listen to music critics. Listen to music."
Writer and musician Travis Buffkin worships at the Church of Nelson-Dylan-Simone of The-Not-So-Disparate-Trinity in this irreverent, wild and thoughtful look at life, music, and the hierarchy of taste.
Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra
BY TROY PETERS
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 23, 2016
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I'm a performing arts enthusiast. I enjoy being entertained and entertaining alike. Improv comedy, standup comedy, juggling, public speaking, open mic acoustic guitar, and karaoke are among a long list of my interests. I'm on a quest to find San Antonio Pecha Kucha enthusiasts interested in amature 20x20 performance.