PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really. PechaKucha Austin is produced by Art Alliance Austin and organized by a curatorial board led by Lana McGilvray and DJ Stout. Herman Dyal and Carla Fraser are founders of the Austin chapter.

PechaKucha [ or ペチャクチャ translated as “chit-chat”] is a series of brief 6-minute talks from presenters in the creative industry including artists, musicians, architects, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs, and local personalities. Each presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The presentations are not a pitch, but a format to share insights and stories.

The PechaKucha presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organizes and supports the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.

Host: Native Hostel, 807 E 4th St

Date: June 21, 7:20 (Doors), 8:20-10:20pm

Austin Presenters
1. Sev Coursen– Photographer
2. Todd Sanders– Neon Artist
3. Valerie Fowler– Fine Artist
4. Matthew Johnson– Stone Carver
5. Redd Volkaert– Musician


6. Jennifer Sherburn– Choreographer
7. Bryan Mealer– Author
8. Jeremy Rosen– Bike Zoologist
9. Jonathan Smith– Architect
10. Tiarra Girls– Musicians

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