Pecha Kucha at Eartha Limited on May 10

Pecha Kucha Columbus will present its next event on Thursday, May 10 at Eartha Limited. Festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. with local band Both Girls and presentations begin at 7:30.

Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include Beth Berkemer and Ashley Sergent from COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority); Jackie Calderone of TRANSIT Arts; healthy living enthusiast Brian Erchenbrecher; Jung Kim with Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Columbus 2020; OSU student Carrie Krochta; Kenyon College museum curator Natalie Marsh; architects Joseph Mayer and Brandon Pence with DesignGroup; poet Rikki Santer; Columbus State Community College professor Bob Stein; and a representative from 200Columbus. Presenters are subject to change.

A pop-up art show curated by Juan Carrera will be on display, featuring work by Catherine Bell Smith, Adam Brouillette, Helma Groot, Rob Jones, Ryan Orewiler, Chris Sherman, and Kim Webb. TRANSIT Arts will perform during intermission. Local food trucks will sell refreshments, as organized by The Food Fort at ECDI (Economic Community & Development Institute). Genre Creative will provide a free photo booth via The Soap Box, and Scott Vayo will deejay the event.

The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Pecha Kucha Columbus. Eartha Limited is located at 371 Maier Place, adjacent to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park in the Brewery District. Free parking is available in Eartha Limited’s parking lot. Carpooling and bicycling are encouraged.

About Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dythan architecture. It was founded in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share their work in public, and has morphed into a massive celebration with events in 500 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum-driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007. This will be the group’s 21st event.

About Eartha Limited

Eartha Limited is a sustainable waste management company that opened in July of 2010. It provides sustainability for the Columbus food service industry through environmentally friendly practices. It increases public awareness of waste reduction, educates food service employees about contemporary removal/reuse methods, and collaborates with Central Ohio nonprofit organizations to help community members learn about waste sustainability. 


Visit for photos of the one other PK held at Eartha Limited last May. Photo credit: Jill Moorhead.


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