Pecha Kucha at the Opalka Gallery

opalka gallery sage perceptions exhibit

The Opalka Gallery

The first official Pecha Kucha event for the Albany area is lined up for this Friday (February 28) at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus. The event starts at 6:30 pm, with presentations beginning at 7 pm. It's free.

Pecha Kucha? It's a rapid presentation method in which a speaker gives a talk using 20 slides that are displayed for 20 seconds each. The format forces people to just get right to the point. The idea is to keep things fun -- and moving. First started in 2003, there are now Pecha Kucha nights all over the world.

The Opalka event will be connected with the current exhibit Perceptions: Sage College of Albany Art + Design Faculty Show. The presentations have titles such as "Searching While Sleepwalking...and Still Searching," "On Being Creative and Curious," and "My Smart Phone's Photographic Journey Through Albany and Beyond."

The organizers for the local series are Hezzie Johanson from CAC Troy, Laban Coblentz from Tech Valley Center of Gravity, and the Opalka Gallery's Elizabeth Greenberg.

Speaker list:

Harold Lohner, "E pluribus unum [Out of many, one]"

Matthew McElligott, "Telling Stories"

Kelly Jones, "Searching While Sleepwalking...and Still Searching"

Gary Shankman, "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy..."

Beau Comeaux, "On Being Creative and Curious"

Jean Dahlgren, "Mistakes are Opportunities"

Brian Cirmo, "My Smart Phone's Photographic Journey Through Albany and Beyond"

As well as:

Sean Hovendick, Janice Medina, Mindy McDaniel, and Leah Rico

photo: Opalka Gallery FB

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