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kennebunkport heating up for ten 20 x 20s

kennebunkport heating up for ten 20 x 20s

Last night, I had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with nine extremely talented creatives, presenting to a packed room at River Tree Arts for Pecha Kucha Night.

The format? 10 presenters, 20 slides x 20 seconds. At 6:40 each, it’s like speed dating— for Creativity or a micro-TED talk and like TED, lots of ideas got spread – a beautiful sepia-toned visual documentary of organic farming using traditional van dyke brown photographic printing techniques, deliciously delicate scenic watercolors of iconic coastal Maine, (not to mention, a strip of bar codes…) an underwater trip around the world to depths of 18,000 feet using sonar to capture, as yet, unseen details of the planet, works of big bold perspective bending pastel urban and rural landscapes, a funny and eclectic journey into the multitalented mind and works of an x-ad copywriter and active punster, illustrator and cartoonist, iPod self-portaits combining photography and a painting app, bold yet, ethereal works combining simple line and a textured abstract watercolor technique, and a literal reinvention of the clothespin that explored the relentlessly inquisitive process of design thinking. Somewhere in there, I shared the latest digital sketchPloits of cellphoneSketchpad, including the new YOUR cellphoneSketch here page inviting the audience to consider submitting.

Big shout out to Maine Center for Creativity for cultivating Pecha Kucha Night in Maine – now at 9 locations throughout the state.

set list

set list

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