Revel in local storytelling at the Dayton Art Institute’s PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Dayton has been around for over a decade, utilizing the unique storytelling platform of PechaKucha to give others some insight into the creative forces behind the Gem City. And now, 11 years later, the art of PechaKucha will be celebrated with an international day, called International PechaKucha Day, on Feb. 20, 2020.

To celebrate this now international occasion, the Dayton Art Institute will be hosting the PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 42 on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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If you’re unfamiliar with the art of PechaKucha, it’s a storytelling platform sprung from the idea, that, in general, people just talk too much. This show-and-tell platform allows speakers 20 slides and 20 seconds of commentary to accompany each slide. Though at first PechaKucha was intended for professional audiences, it is now used to express ideas by anyone and about anything.

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PechaKucha Dayton is run by local organizers Mike Beerbower, Jason Antonick, Shayna McConville and Katy Kelly.

Andy Dailey, the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor at Kettering City Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts, will be the emcee of the event. Attendees can look forward to the following presentations:

  • George Drake Jr. — Fifth & Ludlow: The Letter Under the Bathtub
  • Kate Ervin — 39 and Back in School
  • Luther Palmer — The Language of Numbers, and Why "Twelve" Must Die
  • Cheryl Durgans — The Materia Medica of Stardust: Lost and Rediscovered Healing Traditions of African Americans in the Pursuit of "Dang Em Dust"
  • Seth Wade — Rocks
  • Rodney Veal —Hey, Aren't You the Art Show Guy? Observations From the Unlikeliest Television Host Ever
  • Dennis Mullins — The Surreal World: Creating the Dayton Surrealist Ball
  • Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth — Aesthetic Ambiguity: Looking at Photography

The event is free with a cash bar and other refreshments for sale.

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What: PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 42

Where: The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton

When: Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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