For almost two years now, I’ve helped organize Pecha Kucha Columbus. Our next explosion of local creativity takes place on Thursday, February 10 at the Columbus Museum of Art. The festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. with live music by Way Yes and presentations begin at 6:30. Each of our presenters will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include lesbian mother Julia Applegate; Alex Bandar with The Idea Foundry; photographers Caleb and Levi Ely; Heidi Kambitsch and Rachel Rowen of OpenheartART; school planner Christian Long; architect Tim Lai; interactive expert Christoph Ono; musician Tristan Seufert; Amy Turn Sharp of Little Alouette; and Jeff Sims with the Columbus Museum of Art.
Guests of our event will have access to the museum’s galleries throughout the evening. Members of the OSU New Music Collective will perform during intermission. CMA’s Palette Café and Pattycake Bakery will sell refreshments, and a cash bar will be available. THOUGHTco will screen print T-shirts for guests throughout the evening ($4 for shirts brought from home and $10 to buy a new one). Nash Imaging will provide a free photo booth, and Scott Vayo of BPM Productions will deejay the event. The suggested donation is $2 per person. Free parking is available in the museum parking lot and the State Auto lot just east of the museum. We’re one of 380 international chapters that hosts Pecha Kucha events. Click here for more information about how it all began eight years ago in Tokyo.