October 11, 2018 I was honored to asked to participate in Austin’s Pecha Kucha #32. In case you’re wondering what those words mean. A brief description. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
I had months to prepare. I was super confident. I had rehearsed my presentation. Nothing was structured, but I knew what I wanted to say and how I wanted this to go. Then, legendary designer DJ Stout (one of my heroes) introduces me. I confidently stride to the mic. The crowd gives me their attention. My mind goes blank. So, I just started talking.
(I got one of the names wrong) I meant Latasha Harlins not Tawana Brawley.
Hosted at 2003 Wheless, the former site of a Flower Wholesale Shop. Big thanks to Art Alliance Austin each of the fabulous drink and other sponsors that support us, Industry Print, Nomad Sound, Logan Wimmer and Pentagram.
1. Herman Dyal – Architect and City Shaper
2. Gretchen Harries Graham – Educator and Writer
3. Dave McClinton – Graphic Designer/Artist
4. Refugee Is Not My Name – Art Collaborators
5. Brian Beattie – Musician/Producer
6. Randal Ford – Photographer Photographer
7. Sarah N. Evans – Activist
8. Dale Whistler – Artist/Sculptor
9. Merlin Tuttle – Batman
10. Mélat Kassa– Musician
Thanks to the curatorial board for your ongoing dedication and support: Co-Directors: DJ Stout and Lana McGilvray, Herman Dyal and Carla Fraser, Bradley Bechtol, Gail Chovan and Evan Voyles, Nelson Guda, Ana Davidson, Katy Vine and George Sledge, James Moody, John Kunz and Kathy Marcus, Rebecca McInrory, Meredith Powell, Asa Hursh, Marcellina Kampa, Jason Neulander, Bradley Bechtol, Marc English, Gretchen Graham, Stu Taylor, Allan Weinberger, Ron Pippin, Darden Smith, Stacey Abel, Jason Wilkins and Celeste Quesada.