PechaKucha Night Will Stimulate Your Creative Juices

If you are looking to stimulate your mind and creative juices you will want to come by the Camden Opera House for PechaKucha Night Friday, November 4, 7 p.m. Ten artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and makers have been chosen to show 20 images for 20 seconds each, a fast-paced and engaging program to be followed by discussion and socializing. The doors to the opera house will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is being presented in conjunction with the Juice Conference. There is a $5.00 admission fee.

The following creatives have been chosen to present: Elisabeth Tova Bailey, writer (author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating); Aaron Fedarko, furniture maker; Nicole Marie Fuller, photographer; David Jacobson, glass artist and cartoonist; Amber Lambke, Somerset Grist Mill; Reba Richardson, Hatchet Cove Farm; Bill Ronalds, graphic artist & illustrator; Caitlin Shetterly, writer (author of Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home); Alex Steed, producer of Food Coma TV; Jeff Wolovitz, Heiwa Tofu. The emcee is poet Arielle Greenberg Bywater of Belfast.

PechaKucha (which is Japanese for chit chat) was conceived in Japan in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has grown to include more than 180 cities worldwide, thus answering a global demand for a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. The unique format of 20 images discussed in 20 seconds each keeps presentations concise, the interest level up and gives more people the chance to tell their story.

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine spans the midcoast, from Thomaston to Belfast, and strengthens community by bringing people of all ages together to consider ideas and images presented by various creative makers and thinkers in our area. While grounded in the visual arts, PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine is open to a spectrum of imaginative endeavors and encourages visual storytelling as a way of sharing personal projects and introducing fresh perspectives. The organizing partners include Midcoast Magnet, Waterfall Arts, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and various creative community members.

To learn more about Juice 3.0: Powering the Creative Economy taking place November 4 & 5, see www.juiceconference.org.