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PechaKucha Night at Lincoln Street Center for the Arts – November 5th – Open Call for Presenters

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ROCKLAND РThe PechaKucha Midcoast Maine coordinating committee is pleased to present another PechaKucha Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5  at The Lincoln Street Center for the Arts located at 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland, Maine. Eight individuals will be chosen to show 20 images for 20 seconds each, a fast-paced and engaging program to be followed by discussion and socializing. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine is open to the public and doors open at 6:00pm. There is a $5.00 admission fee and light refreshments will be served. Joshua Woodman will be the emcee for the event.

There is still time to submit to be a presenter for this fun and exhilarating night. The selection committee is looking for a broad range of work from diverse creative professionals such as designers, inventors, visual artists, architects, chefs, farmers, sculptors, environmentalists, scientists, boatbuilders, writers – if you or someone you know has a passion for what they do – please consider or encourage them to submit to be a presenter. While the committee can only accept eight presenters for the November event, keep in mind that there will be other PechaKucha Nights in the midcoast area. Once you submit, you could still be chosen for future dates.

If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please email rockland@pechakuchamaine.org no later than Tuesday, October 5th with the following information: your name and contact information, the medium you work in, a brief description of your work along with the story you would like to tell, including a explanation of your creative process (250 word maximum) and a link to your website or five low-resolution images of the work you would like to present. Submissions received after October 5th will be considered for future PechaKucha Night events.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for chit chat) was conceived in Japan in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has grown to include more than 180 cities worldwide, thus answering a global demand for a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. The unique format of 20 images discussed in 20 seconds each keeps presentations concise, the interest level up and gives more people the chance to show.

The PechaKucha coordinating committee is comprised of individuals who represent a diverse group of community organizations and businesses. Members include: Elaine Bielenberg, Waterfall Arts; Maggi Blue, Magpie Creative; Mary Bumiller, Bangor Savings Bank and Midcoast Magnet; Alan Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Lorna Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Jane Farthing, Two Farthings Design; Kelly Jackson, Farnsworth Art Museum; and Leila Murphy, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Midcoast Magnet; Josh Woodman Rock City Books & Coffee. The committee is always looking for new energy to join the team so if you have interest in finding out about how you can be involved please call Mary Bumiller at 207-949-9155.

For questions about the upcoming PechaKucha event please send an email to rockland@pechakuchamaine.org or call Midcoast Magnet board member Mary Bumiller at 207-949-9155.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Mary Bumiller

Telephone Number: (207)949-9155


Email: rockland@pechakuchamaine.org