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Past Bridgeport Event: VOL 3

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VOL 3

November 11, 2018
@ Bijou Theatre
Since this PechaKucha celebrates the last day of the Bridgeport Art Trail and it is also Veterans Day, the theme for this event will be ARTS, SERVICE AND "UNIQUE SLICE OF LIFE" STORIES. You will be sure to hear authentic, possibly unexpected personal stories — interesting experiences that may make YOU laugh, cry and/or spark new ideas! 

PechaKucha translates to “Chit-Chat” in Japanese, but that’s somewhat misleading.   It’s a group of people each presenting for six minutes and forty seconds with 20 compelling photos or visuals shown 20 seconds each. This makes each story succinct, interesting, inspiring, fun and/or funky.  A PechaKucha is a tasty storytelling feast! Some Bridgeport Art Trail artists are already among the presenters at this Sunday evening gathering, which also serves as a unique closing party of the BAT weekend, celebrating the art of conversation and community. 

WE'RE LOOKING FOR MORE Artists, Veterans, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, History Buffs, Cooks, Librarians, Barbers, Unicyclists, Botanists, Body Builders, Foodies, Teachers, (pretty much anyone with a passion about something) to share personal stories at this Bridgeport PECHAKUCHA – VOL 3. 

Bijou Doors open at 6 pm.  $1 contribution goes to the international PechaKucha.org.  Food and drink will be available to purchase!

If you would like to present, please fill out a proposal here: http://bit.ly/BPT-PKN-proposal3

To help potential speakers with the process of understanding what a Pechakucha is and how to create the slides and presentation there will be one workshop at the Barnum Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6th at 2:00. Register here:http://bit.ly/reg-PKW-3

You can also find the registration on our FaceBook page: http://bit.ly/FB-Pechakucha-Bridgeport . If you have any questions email PKBridgeport@gmail.com or call Suzanne Kachmar at the City Lights Gallery (203) 334-7748.

BRIDGEPORT PECHAKUCHA PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Lauren Coakley-Vincent - President Downtown Bridgeport Special Services District 
Bill Derry - Teacher/Librarian/Playsultant
Suzanne Kachmar - Director of City Lights Gallery
Nina Lesiga - Nina Lesiga Productions
John Swing - Assistant Director and COO of the Barnum Museum

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Where's the Moose?

BY LINDA MARCHISIO
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Hiking to waterfalls in New Hampshire every summer in search of a moose, Linda Marchisio and her daughter learn that finding the moose was not the most important quest after all. 

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Where Coffee Takes You!

BY LAUREN COAKLEY VINCENT
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

At nearly every stage of life's journey, Lauren Coakley Vincent has found coffee to be a critical and essential lubricant! 

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The Healing Touch of Body Painting

BY ALICIA COBB
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

For nearly ten years, Alicia Cobb has painted bodies. She did not realize the transformative impact of body painting and the healing powers of the process and the final product.

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I Love Limulus!

BY ANGELA CAPINERA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Angela Capinera shares everything you ever wanted to know about Limulus, but were afraid to ask!

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Tying It Together

BY DAVID GREEN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

David Green's journey and emphasis on merging art and science has allowed him to use a variety of forms and structures to bring diverse people and ideas together.

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Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Loans!

BY BETSY GOLDEN KELLEM
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

The Bonds of Liberty: Betsy Golden Kellem shares how a cultural phenonoma was created with amazing posters (often created by well-known artists) that promoted liberty bonds to support World War I efforts! Over 15 billion dollars was raised and Aetna helped make it possible for ordinary citizens to purchase the bonds.

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I See What You Meme!

BY THOMAS MEZZANOTTE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Thomas Mezzanotte asks "How has the camera and lens-based imaging impacted the evolution of visual cognition?"

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Journey of the Heart

BY PATRICIA GAFFNEY-KINDIG
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Patricia Gaffney-Kindig, a World War II orphan, after seeing a Good Morning America broadcast on discovering and identifying the remains of WWII pilots who never returned from Papua New Guinea, started a journey to discover her father, and finds him and so much more! (Patricia Skyped in from Denver, CO and presented live for this event)

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The Migrants' Alphabet

BY JANE DAVILA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Inspired by an 1846 Anti-Slavery Alphabet to bring attention to the abolitionist cause Jane Davila talks about her project, the Migrant's Alphabet, to bring awareness, education, and conversation to the current crisis of immigration in the United States and around the world.

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Being Number One

BY INA ANDERSON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Ina Anderson describes her journey of firsts including the first African-American female firefighter in Bridgeport, CT, and the first female officer.

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One Step at a Time

BY ELIZABETH TORRES
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Elizabeth Torres works to empower people and hiking serves as a renewal process. This story tells of self-discovery and renewed faith on a recent 550-mile pilgrimage over 33 days on the Camino de Santiago to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain!  

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AFRIKA360: The Journey

BY IYABA IBO MANDINGO
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

In his search to move past the European influence and find the AFRIKAN aesthetic to his art, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo made an amazing discovery!

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Patient

BY JEZRIE MARCANO-COURTNEY
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Paralyzed from a panic attack caused by unresolved grieving over her father's death in 2008, Jezrie Marcano-Courtney shares her circuitous journey to mental health. 

Lauren Coakley Vincent
Economic Development, Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District in Bridgeport
Elizabeth Torres
Execuctive Director, Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development in Bridgeport, CT
Jezrie Marcano-Courtney
Freelancer in New Haven
Patricia Gaffney-Kindig
Retired educator & artist in Denver
Alicia Cobb
Visual Artist, Self in Bridgeport
Angela Capinera
Educator, Business Owner, EMT, Your Mind in Bloom, LLC in Stratford
David Green
Arts Administrator, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County in Fairfield
Betsy Golden Kellem
in North Haven
Thomas Mezzanotte
in Fairfield
Jane Davila
Artist in Bridgeport
Ina Anderson
Entrepreneur , Retired in Bridgeport
Linda Marchisio
storyteller and teacher in Stamford