Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:43 a.m.
PechaKucha 20x20 returns to Minneapolis tonight for another gathering of local creatives. In this unique format, presenters show 20 images of their work, discussing each image for only 20 seconds.
Fascinating, yet very concise, this enlightening show-and-tell of sorts always sparks a fun evening of engaging discussion. Tonight's presenters are focusing on the theme of "handmade."
Tonight will feature a very diverse set of innovators from the Twin Cities at Bryant-Lake Bowl. From homemade bikes to comics to masonry, this installment of PechaKucha
will be one-of-a-kind.
In just 20 images, Hans Early Nelson of Primitive Precision will present his raw, organic, stainless-steel methods of creating cutting-edge housewares and jewelry, and Ursula Murray Husted will discuss what goes into making a comic.
Ramy Selim of Sunny Day Earth Solutions will delve into how to make your own paint in a sustainable way, while Kay Owen, who specializes in stone carving and restoration masonry, and will touch on the art of the stone carver with her 20 images.
David Bryan of the Twincities Makers, Metal Working, and the Hack Factory also will present, along with Brent Fuqua on homemade bikes and the ups and downs of pimping a vintage ride.
The first PechaKucha Nigh
t kicked off in Tokyo in 2003 as a forum for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Now, more than 230 cities around the world are taking part in this special, relaxed platform where anyone, no matter what their experience or credentials, can exhibit their work.
Tonight's gathering will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryant-Lake Bowl, and admission is free.