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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 23, 2015.

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Cascade Artist Studio

BY JACQUELINE SPEDDING
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

"The work in the studio is very varied and I think that reflects the different artists."

In Cascade Artist Studio from PechaKucha Night Blue Mountain Vol. 9, Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 30th, 2017. 

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Field Trip to Bilpin, Blue Mountains

BY SABRINA ROESNER
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Field Trip brought together contemporary Blue Mountains artists Sarah Breen Lovett,
Ona Janzen, Linda Seiffert and Jacqueline Spedding, in an exhibition of site-specific works that explore the physical, cultural and historical landscapes of BigCi.

BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) is an artist run residency, located on eight acres of bushland, bordering the Wollemi National Park in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The property and its artist residency program provide a unique platform for creative development, linking community, artists and scientists.

Curator Sabrina Roesner invited the artists on several‭ field trips to BigCi‭ over a twelve-month period, ‬where each artist directly responded to the environment and unearthed a myriad of narratives connected to the property‭. ‬Their diverse enquiries including video and multi‭-media installation‭, ‬photography‭, ‬ceramics and sculpture resulted in four site-specific installations displayed across the BigCi property.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “ceramics”

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Auckland @ Galatos
Feb 20, 2008

PAST VOL 8

Sunshine Coast @ Coolum Civic Centre
Oct 15, 2011

PAST VOL 16

Lisbon @ Teatro do Bairro
Jan 25, 2013

PAST VOL 5

Townsville
Jun 05, 2014

PAST VOL 22

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Dec 12, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Jan 30, 2015

PAST VOL 41

Vancouver @ Vancouver Playhouse
Feb 09, 2017

PAST VOL 19

Manchester @ PLANT NOMA
Sep 28, 2017

PAST VOL 47

Vancouver @ Vancouver Playhouse
Nov 29, 2018

PAST Myaree Ceramics, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Myaree Ceramics
Nov 14, 2018

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Baskets and Pots

BY RICHARD WILSHUSEN
@ VOL 6 ON APR 13, 2012

Richard Wilshusen is an archaeologist, and in this presentation he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. (in English)

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Thin/Second/Onion/Fish

BY JO ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2014.
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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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Wo die Seele (inne)wohnt

BY SEBASTIAN RAUCH
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

karak ist ein Ornament. karak ist auch die Firma von Sebastian Rauch und Thomas Rösler. Gemeinsam mit Sebastians Mutter, der Keramikkünstlerin Martha Rauch, produzieren die beiden Designer in Handarbeit Keramikfliesen mit grafischen Mustern. Seine digitalen Muster würden erst durch die Fehler, Risse und Flecken, die durch den Rakkubrand entstünden, lebendig, so der Grafikdesigner Sebastian. Thomas Rösler ist Produktdesigner und auch ihn fasziniert der unkontrollierbare Prozess. Jede Fliese wird anders, ganz besonders. www.karak.at

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Ceramic Assemblies

BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."

In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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Creative Creative

BY RAMON ESPANTALEÒN
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Ramon Espantaleon's architecture and interior designer background has served him well in exploring his creativity in a variety of materials such as bronze, resin, wood, and porcelain.  Not to forget, photography as well.

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Art as a Career

BY SHAY CHURCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics. 

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Form has a character and clay has a will

BY PÄIVI RINTANIEMI
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 17, 2017

”Muodolla on luonne ja savella tahto - toista tavoitan toista valjasta.” Päivi Rintaniemi on toteuttanut ajatuksiaan sekä muotoilijana että kuvanveistäjänä yli kolmenkymmenen vuoden ajan. Rakkaus työhön mahdollistaa keinot sen toteuttamiseen.

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A Vietnamese ceramic artist

BY QUOC DAT NGUYEN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 11, 2016

Dat Nguyen has involved in a few different jobs before, until ceramics found him. He has been traveling back and forth between Saigon and Bien Hoa to learn the craft of making Bien Hoa ceramics - an art that is disappearing due to modernization. Now he’s running Dat Pottery - a studio that teaches pottery workshops. If you love art and culture, Dat Nguyen’s talk is for you!

 

You can follow him at: www.facebook.com/datpottery

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Paper Paint Clay & the Isle of Man

BY VICI BLACKBURN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Artist Teacher Vici Blackburn takes us through the inspiration for her work and the how this unusual mix of paint, paper and clay are worked together.  Vici has been very busy recently with exhibitions, comissions and participation at drawing events.  So exciting to see a UCM BA Hons Fine Art graduate continue to be excited about making work and sharing this with her students at QEII High School.

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PKN Kansas City Vol. 6

PechaKucha Night was back in Kansas City last week for a sixth edition, and as organizer Jayne Higdon tells us, it was a great one. It was a blast, and we had yet another packed house. Nine presenters entertained the crowd with tales of purposely stained ceramics (lipstick on the rim or a hair on a plate in the glaze), a walk along the city's major river through sketches, and an essay on how design won't save the world. Below, a few more photos from PKN Kansas City Vol. 6 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Warsaw Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night made its debut in Warsaw at the end of last month, and now we get to hear from organizer Dorota Szopowska on how the launch went. Hello from Warsaw! Our first PechaKucha Night in Warsaw is over. For the last few days we have been working really hard. Everyone could hear about PechaKucha Night on the radio or television, read about it in magazines and websites or gain information from posters hanging all over Warsaw. We were wondering what can happen during the planed event, which name is so difficult to pronounce correctly. The 22nd of October was fantastic, colorful and more. We estimate that there were about 250 people in the Łowicka Center that evening. I have a feeling that we surprised everyone. The Łowicka Center was full of people. We had to place a second screen at the corridor. People were saying that the idea was great, new and so different from what they expected. We were welcomed by Mark Dytham, who said that PechaKucha is not Machu Picchu. Despite this fact, some presenters really soared into the sky! The 3K band added splendor to the occasion, performing on the stage until 8.20pm when the main part started. There were 14 presentations. The first were representatives from MASSMIX group specializing in street activities. The second was Ralph Talmont, who presented his theory of Capitalism 2.0. Then young architect Gaweł Tyrała showed his concept of the architectural usage of containers. After him on stage appeared Agnieszka Stanasiuk from fabrics’ studio PRZESIEWALNIA and her geometrical projects. Next artist Daniel Mizieliński from graphic studio HIPOPOTAM made everyone laugh. His fairytales for kids cheered the audience. The spirit changed rapidly during the next presentation by Jacek Dębecki from ceramics workshop. His speech about the impact of handmade lamps on modern indoor was fascinating. At the end of the first part we had a chance to learn about Hindi ancient dance presented by Marcin Soszka and his special guest Ewa Domaszewicz, who is a professional dancer and a Sanskrit student. The beer break is the indispensable element of PechaKucha Night. Now we know it! During the break we had time to chat. On the stage the 3K band was improvising and in the background you could watch the city loop presentation. People were sharing their first impressions, starting conversations with strangers, getting in touch with others. And the beer was as it should be – cool! The first presentation after the break was Monika Nikodem, who designed a special game for blind children. The second presenter, Michał „Rysiek” Woźniak, spoke about freedom in culture. Then two girls from PAINHOUSE group, Klaudia K and Monika Jarosławska, enchanted the audience with their paintings and a very young photographer Agnieszka Deja showed her pictures of abandoned places. The real revelation were STREETWORKERZ, a hip hop band with a mission. They made a fantastic show. I’m sure everyone will remember them. Sergiusz Sawin talking about Future Centers from INNOVATIKA was also fantastic. Last but not least was the stunning Piotr Szczepański, who proved that PechaKucha is all about chatting. The audience was bursting out laughing, while he was interpreting his own graphics. At 11pm the 3K band performed their last song. We can’t wait to organize the next PechaKucha Night in Warsaw! We were all euphoric, because of the atmosphere, presence of so many people, great presenters and all praises we earned. The next day the amount of PechaKucha Night Warsaw fans tripled and it is still growing! We got enthusiastic reviews and we are happy that we can repeat this event. The second PechaKucha Night in Warsaw will take place in January or February in a different part of the capital city. Best regards Dorota Szopowska PKN Warsaw Centrum ŁOWICKA Joanna Maciejewska Ula LipińskaUla Ścibor Łukasz Wawrynkiewicz (photos) Radek Katowicz Below, a few more photos from PKN Warsaw Vol. 1 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Miami + Haiti

Miami will be joining in on the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" with an event on the 20th, taking place at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, from 16:00 to 18:00. We're including the press release from organizer Carl Hildebrand, for more details. PECHA KUCHA GLOBAL DAY FOR HAITI TO BE HELD AT THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU FEBRUARY 20, 2010 Global Conference Will Be Streamed Live From 276 Cities Around the World Miami Beach, FL (February 10, 2010)—In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti on January 28, 2010. Following the tragedy, aid came from many quarters, in all shapes and forms. On Saturday, February 20 from 4-6pm The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will join the PechaKucha global community and the Miami Chapter of Architecture for Humanity (AFH) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by taking part in a continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night.    PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo on February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and showcase their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Kicking off the series of events at the SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha was first conceived seven years ago, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the events will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day. Presentations are already being prepared, some intended to offer hope and encouragement through stories of past disaster relief projects; others as simple inspiration by showing the power of creative thinking. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event—in what could be the world’s biggest single-day globally distributed conference—will be posted on the PechaKucha website, where visitors will also be able to make monetary donations to the project. In organizing this event, PechaKucha intends to not only raise funds through pledges from host cities and contributions from individuals, but also illustrate the power of innovative minds, creative passion, and most of all, sharing ideas for change and sustainability. The event, which takes place at The Wolfsonian, is co-presented with PechaKucha Miami and AFH. There is a minimum ten dollar donation per person requested and all proceeds will go to AFH’s Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti project. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have been already covered so all donations will go directly toward the construction of much needed schools, health clinics and community structures. For more information about the event, visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/pechakucha-for-haiti About PechaKucha PechaKucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. About Architecture for Humanity A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Founded in 1999, this design services firm channels the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. The local Miami Chapter, founded in 2007, channels these services to our local communities. About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; Thursday and Friday from noon-9pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information. The Wolfsonian receives ongoing support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of The Wolfsonian–FIU; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

"The love of the process isnt about solving, but about the asking. It's taking your agenda out of the picture and seeing what there is to be discovered." Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space, alien beings, and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. In "Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29 Leah shows us her passion for creation, and how that passion started out with metal working, and has led her to ceramics. Every work she creates she does so in reference to her miniscule presence in the vast universe.

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

“We made 120 ceramic cockatoos — it took 20 firings in total.” Julianne Smallwood met her friend Judy about ten years ago through the world of ceramics. In “A Kiln-Fired Friendship” from PKN Blue Mountains, Vol. 6, she details her collaboration with Judy and also delves into the challenges of ceramic-firing, building kilns, and the process of crafting beautiful, delicate words of art.

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PechaKucha London Vol 12 - Welcome! #PKNLDN12

GET YOUR £8 TICKET HERE   In July 2016 the Mayor of London launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, sending a vibrant message to the world that London is a united city where everyone is welcome.    Pecha Kucha is proudly joining this campaign with our 12th London event: #PKNLDN12. Taking place at London's museum of the home, the Geffrye Museum, the evening will host inspirational talks from 12 speakers on the theme of WELCOME. It also happens during London Design Festival - an annual event showcasing London's design heritage, when the world's design community comes to town.   Hosting the evening is author and journalist Sarah Thompson. Among other subjects, Sarah has written about the surprising homes found in some particularly unwelcoming buildings, and about the mixed-up experience of welcoming a child into the world. Welcomed by Sarah, our 12 speakers will then offer their interpretation of the word WELCOME. In true Pecha Kucha style, each speaker has 20 seconds to talk us through 20 slides. With only six minutes to share their thoughts, talks are always fast, funny and fascinating.    Our wonderful line up of speakers includes -  Sarah Buxton / Observational Strategist / In 20 slides Sarah will explain how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use / http://observereffect.io/author/sarah/ Rachel South / Upholsterer / Drawing on her experience travelling and working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe, Rachael has added exciting flair to her approach to furniture and upholstery. Her aim is to apply traditional technical excellence with a contemporary execution / http://rachaelsouth.com/ Adam Bray / Interior Designer /Adam has a reputation for making comfortable rooms that are luxurious, eclectic and unpretentious is based on a deep interest in comfort, practicality and the intelligent use of materials / http://www.adambray.info/ Kirsty Minns / Creative Director, The Future Laboratory / Kirsty’s multi-disciplined approach has continued throughout her career, which includes experience in graphic design, product design, product development, art direction and curating. Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course and her practical eight-year commercial experience / thefuturelaboratory.com Donna Churchman / Headspace Mentor to Creative Professionals / Donna teaches an understanding that shows creatives how to navigate the blocks, spend more time in the flow and continuously thrive at being creatively awesome / www.creativeblockandflow.com Maria Jeglinska / Freelance Designer / In 2010, Maria Jeglinska established her Office for Design  & Research, working on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects (furniture, lighting to products), spaces, filmmaking, writing as well as research-based projects / www.mariajeglinska.com/ Alicja Patanowska / Ceramacist / Polish artist and designer whose collection of  collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and roots can be seen wowed the design wordl! / http://www.patanowska.pl/ Andreas Helland / Freelance Photographer and Freelance Nurse/ http://andreas.helland.org/

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Ceramic Assemblies

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives." In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19 - 'Lessons'

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19 - 'Lessons' We're going back to school for PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19. Inspired by the start of the new academic term, we thought we'd focus on what lessons our speakers can teach us over the course of the evening. So if you've ever fancied learning how to be a calligraphist or wondered about whether we can or should love robots, or had aspirations of being a comedian, then this PechaKucha is for you. All of our speakers will be taking the PechaKucha 20x20 challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping. For Vol. 19 we're going to PLANT, NOMA's latest development following the awesome Pilcrow Pub, now overseen by our friends, and PechaKucha alumni, OH OK Ltd. PLANT offers everyone the chance to learn a new skill through their wonderful array of free and cheap workshops. The only condition: whatever you do has to make Manchester greater. On the night you'll get to play with ceramics and see PLANT NOMA'S drawing robot in action. Plus, we'll have Emma Reynolds who will draw your portrait in 3 minutes. And finally, our resident photographer Fiona Finchett will be presenting her latest exhibition on the wall space around the venue. So get down early to check out all that's on offer. The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break just after 20:00. The talks should be finished by around 21:00 where you'll have a chance to mingle afterwards before inevitably heading across to The Pilcrow Pub for last orders.    Speakers Joyce Lee - Calligraphist Chris Tavner - Comedian  Dr Scott Midson - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Lincoln Theological Institute Matthew Shribman - Science Presenter, Innovation Consultant​,​ Musician and Tutor Rhys Archer - Researcher PhD student and founder, Women of Science Duncan Craig - Founder, Survivors Manchester Matthew Holmes - The Derelict Explorer Sue Platt and Robert Hamilton - The Society of the Spectacles   Thanks Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith.   About PLANT, NOMA PLANT is a neighbourhood design studio. Inside you'll find woodwork, ceramics, and sewing, wood, clay, and cloth. Through workshops, masterclasses and exhibitions in collaboration with you, the public, we hope to give something back to the city. Something that will make Manchester an even better place to be.  

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PK People: Monica Miller

This week we shine the PechaKucha People spotlight on PKN Ellensburg organizer, and executive director at Gallery One Visual Arts Center (where her PKN are hosted), Monica Miller, a champion of her community's talent and creativity. Having worked with arts organizations for over 15 years, Monica is dedicated to ensuring that her gallery is relevant to the community it serves, providing artists opportunities like PechaKucha Nights for networking, inspiration, and for a sustainable arts community! Monica holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies. She grew up as a military brat visiting museums around the world, and for a brief stint wanted to be a potter, and now makes ceramics dinosaur fossils with her five-year-old son, plans camping adventures with her artist husband, and rides her bike when time allows! Thanks Monica for your commitment to PechaKucha Nights in Ellensburg!