Past Cleveland Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

May 29, 2015
@ MOCA Cleveland

fOn Friday, May 29th PKN CLE is partnering with Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA to kick-off the summer! Join us for our 25th Event Anniversary as we pack Uptown to showcase some of the most creative and passionate people in the City of Cleveland!

The gates for PKN will open at 7:00pm, presentations will begin promptly at 8:30pm and be over by 10:30pm. We encourage everyone to show up a bit early and enjoy a beverage and some conversation before the presentations get started to ensure you find a place to park and a seat.

 Because of the weather forcast at the beginning of the day, this event is goingot take place inside MOCA!! Can't wait to see everyone.

PechaKucha, Japanese for "the sound of conversation", features a RAPID succession of 10 speakers, each sharing ideas and thoughts on topics ranging from visual art, technology, architecture, food, film , photograph and furniture design. Each presenter is permitted to show 20 images and each image is TIMED to 20 seconds per image keeping the presentations moving quickly forward! The event is FREE and open to the public. The rain location for PKN will be announced here within the next few days.


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Create Beauty and Don't Screw Up

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Architect John Williams present his passion for creating beauty and not messing up things that are already beautiful.

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The World Around Me

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"

"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."

In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th. 

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Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."

In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

Zachariah Durr
in Cleveland
Frank Lanza
Photographer, Self in Cleveland
Jessica Pinsky
in Cleveland
Jimmy Kuehnle
Artist in Cleveland
Kai Wingo
in Cleveland
John Williams
in Cleveland
Kathryn Metz
Head Education Instructor, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland
Matt Beyer
in Cleveland
Sean Bilovecky
in Cleveland
Stamy Paul
President & Founder, Graffiti HeArt in Cleveland
Adam Richard
in Cleveland