PechaKucha Night back in Bangor

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 4:49 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 2 is slated for 6:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Brick Church on Union Street downtown. Eight new presenters will surprise the audience with images and stories about their creative work and ideas.

George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Museum of Art, will be the emcee. Nocturnem Draft Haus will set up a cash bar, and Ann Marie’s Kitchen will serve up great local eats.

The 20×20 PechaKucha format allows each presenter to narrate a sideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with presentations at 6:40 p.m. Admission is $5.

PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 2 presenters are:

• Cliff Guthrie, academic.

• Samantha White, photographer.

• Sarah Morehead, student.

• Andrea Tilden, artist.

• Orson Horchler, artist.

• JJ Starwalker, designer.

• Erin Switzer, academic.

• Sarah Smiley, writer and Bangor Daily News columnist.

Fusion Bangor, River City Cinema, the University of Maine Museum of Art and other partners have joined to establish PechaKucha Bangor — a presentation event for creative people to showcase their work, accomplishments and ideas to the community.

PechaKucha Night started in 2003 in Japan and has spread to hundreds of cities around the world. The event keeps presentations concise, interest up and ideas flowing.

The poster for PKN Bangor Vol. 2 was designed by Scott Sherman at http://www.thecreativegroo ve.blogspot.com/

For more information about PKN Bangor, visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org /night/bangor-me/.

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