PechaKucha returns to the Opalka Gallery

opalka gallery exterior 2016-JanuaryThe local PechaKucha series is back at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus February 26.

PechaKucha? It's a format in which the speaker gets to talk along with 20 slides, each slide only on display for 20 seconds. (Each talk is just short of 7 minutes total.) So, it moves quickly and it forces people to get right to the point.

The lineup looks interesting this time around. It includes people such as artists, writers, and brewmaster talking about subjects that include pre-Civil War baseball, film, improvisation, and healthcare. There's a quick listing after the jump.

The event at the Opalka Gallery is Friday, February 26 starting at 6:30 pm. There will be snacks from Druthers, and then the talks start at 7 pm. It's free.

Blurbage via the Opalka Gallery.

+ Organist and radio host Andrew Kyrstopolski performing a 6 min, 40 sec. music improvisation alongside his slideshow

+ Stacy McIlduff, "The Films That Raised Me," about movies that impacted her life

+ Artist Fredda Merzon, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights: From Scrap to Back Yard," about her use of found metal objects to create sculptures

+ Christen Mayer, "Engaging as a Member of your Healthcare Team," on the importance of patient advocacy

+ Edward Smyth on pre-Civil War-era baseball teams in Troy--"proto-baseball" before the dawn of professional baseball

+ Host of the Albany Front Parlor story-telling series Gregor Wynnyczuk, back by popular demand with another improvised talk to slides he's never seen

+ Writer Elisa Albert on "The Snapchats of Thea Carlson"

+ Michael Oatman, artist

+ Michael Janairo, writer

+ Jon Turo, of Druthers Brewing

+ Linda Zimmerman, author

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