Blue Star hosts PechaKucha San Antonio Volume 13 on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014.
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is an event format developed by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture to encourage creative professionals to share projects and ideas that they are passionate about. Presentations follow a typical PowerPoint format, with the limitation that each presenter must have exactly 20 slides, and each slide advances automatically every 20 seconds (for a total time of 6:40). Since it began in 2003, PechaKucha has expanded to more than 500 cities around the world. San Antonio’s first PechaKucha Night was held in February, 2011, and has been a quarterly event ever since.
In San Antonio, PechaKucha has proved especially popular, with attendance regularly exceeding 300 people. We program a broad range of creative professionals, including visual artists, architects, authors, chefs, musicians, florists, potters, carpenters, and even an independent organic rancher.
The presenters for Vol 13 are:
1. Mike Casey, Urban Pioneer
2. Mark Schlesinger, Artist / www.markschlesinger.com
3. Danette Schweers, Emergency Veterinarian / www.animaler.net
4. Mary Cantu, Master Reuser / www.sparepartstudio.org
5. Ryan Beltran, Start-up Co-founder / http://elequatech.com/
6. Angela Michelle, Photographer / www.angelamphoto.wix.com
7. Doris Palmeros, Graphic Designer / www.dorispalmeros.com
8. Alex Rubio, Artist / www.avenue50studio.com
As with previous events, we will host a happy hour at 6:30 pm, with presentations starting at 7:30 pm. As in the past,snacks, Alamo Beer, and wine will be provided in appreciation for a $5 donation.
Once again, News 4 San Antonio’s Randy Beamer will emcee the event.
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Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; the Mary Hobbs Griffith Foundation; H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions; the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Dr. Dacia Napier; Frost Bank; Sarah Harte; King William Association; Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth; Neiman Marcus; Rackspace; Silver & Black Give Back; Silver Eagle Distributors; Texas Commission on the Arts; Wendy & Tom Wirth; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.
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