PechaKucha Night at the Museum of Art and History

September 11, 2013


Friday is the fifth PechaKucha night at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Pecha what?

PechaKucha — or sometimes Pecha Kucha — is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. It’s a format that keeps presentations concise and fast, and has inspired nights and events around the world using the style. It was first devised in 2003 in Tokyo as a way to attract people to an experimental event space there and connect young designers and artists.

MAH is bringing the concept back to Santa Cruz Friday night in connection with the new exhibition, “Santa Cruz is in the Heart.”

Greg Pepping will emcee and a number of speakers from around the community will present about various subjects pertaining to their Santa Cruz experience.

It’s a way of seeing Santa Cruz through the eyes of our fellow community members, an opportunity to learn about aspects of this area we might now be aware of and engage with other residents to gain new perspectives into the place we call home.

The event, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is free and beer/wine will be available for purchase.

The lineup includes:

  • Pete Chester, the co-founder of Modern Tribe
  • Kyle Abbott, musician
  • Veronica Yovovitch, a PhD student at UC Santa Cruz who works on the Santa Cruz Puma Project
  • Bryant Austin, photographer and multimedia artist
  • Geoffrey Dunn, the author and filmmaker behind “Santa Cruz is in the Heart” 
  • Kyle Thiermann, professional surfer and philanthropist
  • Susie O’Hara, a water engineer, mother and member of the city’s Public Safety Task Force
  • Wes Modes, artist and systems architect at UC Santa Cruz
  • Victoria Pozos Bernal, a student, participant in the Food, What? program and a member of the farmworker alliance




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