Join us this Friday night for PechaKucha Honolulu!
It's time for the the second PechaKucha Honolulu of the year! These events are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, and holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.
Anyone can present -- this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights, and we have a full lineup of ten speakers, revolving around the theme, Echo. Please see details below.
Beyond Burgers will be joining us to provide food, and Danielle Marriott will sing her sweet tunes before the speakers present and during intermission.
WHEN: Friday, August 14 • 7–9pm
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria Street (between Beretania and Young Streets)
SPEAKERS (in presenting order)
Devin Oishi – Pualani and the 3 Manō, a Hawaiian version of "The 3 Bears"
Devin Oishi is a Hawaiian artist and teacher. In his book, he modeled the plot on a well known story and placed the characters in the culture and vernacular of his childhood – 1970’s Hawaii.
Paul Coleman – Reflections on the Universe
Paul is currently an astrophysicist/specialist at the Institute for Astronomy where he engages in outreach, does research, and teaches astronomy. He is the director of the IfA’s Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program (REU) and is a member of the University’s Kuali‘i Council, a body of Native Hawaiian professors, instructors, and graduate students at the Manoa campus.
Mickey Weems – Axe pra você: African Brazilian Priestesses and Their Ogã"
Mickey Weems is versed in Anthropology, Folklore, Men’s Studies, Comparative Religions, LGBT Studies, and Peace Studies. Weems is currently working on his second book: Communitas and Grace
Culture Shocka – Island Time Machine
It doesn’t take long to spot the cultural influences in the art Justin makes today. In an attempt to reduce what could be lost in translation from his mind to yours, Justin uses a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts Cartooning and Graphic Design.
Laura Ruby – I'm Always Thinking of Chaucer–Say Jazz
Laura Ruby is a recipient of the Hawaii Living Treasure Honor (2015) and Hawaii Individual Artist Fellowship (2008). In her I'm Always Thinking of Chaucer series, Laura looks at the conjunction of The Canterbury Tales, jazz and art–making.
Ma Ry Kim & Ryan Sullivan – The ECHO that Architects Hear
Ma Ry brings her experience having worked with teams to deliver complex projects around the globe and developed fluency in cross–fertilizing the creative disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design, Master–Planning, Brand Strategy, and Consulting.
Jonathan Wong – Honolulu HeARTbeat: Amplifying and Beating the Drum for the Arts in Honolulu
Jonathan Wong, MBA, M.Ed, MPA, is the owner of The Pono Way, LLC, a success coaching and organizational consulting company in Honolulu as well as a published author, professional speaker and radio personality.
Carlos Othero – The Great Wave: Underwater Acoustics and U.S. Navy Submarine Sonar Systems
Carlos graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He also has a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Certificate in Anti-Submarine Warfare from the Naval Post-Graduate School. He is married to Dr. Amber Ludwig, Ph.D., of Plano, TX.
Mary Therese Perez Hattori – Existential Echos
Many Pacific islanders share a cultural identity and a view of time that are imbued with existential echoes. Mary will share the Chamoru (Guamanian) concept of time as a circular phenomenon which creates echoes from the past that shape reality in the present and future. Mary is a native of Guåhan and serves as a lecturer for UH’s Learning Design and Technology Department and the Educational Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice.
Nathan Nachtigall – To Find
A photographer and digital artist who writes with images. There are no boundaries of how to help the human mind.
Estria Miyashiro – Mele Murals
Estria is an internationally recognized muralist and the co-founder and Creative Director of The Estria Foundation (TEF), a nonprofit organization using art in public to transform communities and bring attention to important local issues. TEF creates innovative public art projects and education programs using art in public as a catalyst for community engagement.