PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine presents Volume 19

Posted Nov. 04, 2013, at 2:06 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 05, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.
Acrylic on panel, 15" x 16" by Bell, titled &quot16:00" (sixteen hundred).
Acrylic on panel, 15" x 16" by Bell, titled "16:00" (sixteen hundred).

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Rockland Rec Center, 61 Limerock, Rockland, ME

For more information: Maggi Blue;

ROCKLAND, Maine – PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, at Rockland Recreation Center, 61 Limerock St. The PechaKucha format, where eight presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 700 cities around the world.

Midcoast’s Volume 19 features 6 minutes and 40 seconds seconds each of renown artist Dozier Bell, architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink, costume designer Kathleen P. Brown, artist Kathleen Florance, Dulse and Rugosa creators Claire and Carly Weinberg, photographer Amy Wilton, aquatic systems designer Edward W. Seidel and artist Robert Richardson.

Now a staple on the Midcoast’s creative calendar, PechaKucha Night Midcoast is entering it’s fifth year with Volumn 20 to take place in January at the CMCA. PechaKucha (pronounced peh-chak-ka-cha) premiered in Midcoast Maine in January 2009.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and program begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and light refreshments will be available.

To find out more about presenting or volunteering, email PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine also offers very affordable sponsorships for local organizations and businesses; contact Jana Herbener at for more information.

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine’s organizing partners include Midcoast Magnet; the Farnsworth Art Museum; Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors; Waterfall Arts; and various creative community members including Amanda Austin, Maggi Blue, Lorna Crichton, Jane Farthing, Kelly Finlay, Jana Herbener, Truth Hawk and Kathleen Gass.

Pen Bay Medical Center’s Picker Family Resource Center is the proud event sponsor for Volumn 19 (more information on the Center can be found at

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

Photo Credits:

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Acrylic on panel, 15″ x 16″ by Bell, titled “16:00” (sixteen hundred).

Images from Brink’s new book book RUIN, Photographs of a Vanishing America, a photographic study of abandoned architecture.

“Tigger” and “Emma” from Wilton’s portfolio: Beyond Divine.