Pecha Kucha Aug 8 at Tacocat

pecha kucha columbusPecha Kucha Columbus will host its 26th event on Thursday, August 8 at the newly opened studio cooperative Tacocat. Atmospheric indie rock band Fever Fever will perform at 7:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 8:30. The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Pecha Kucha Columbus.

Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include culinary artist Donte Allen, architect Al Berthold, Jim Coe from WCBE 90.5 FM, Blake Compton of Compton Construction, artist Daric Gill, Jessica Mathews with Cbus Cycle Chic, meditation expert Lori Moffett, Beth Poley of Ohioana Library, Erin Scott from Benefactor Group, and physician Randy Sharma. Presenters are subject to change. Adam Brouillette will emcee. Pecha Kucha is about sharing passion and creativity, and is not a forum for sales pitches, commercial presentations, or self-promotional material. 

Food trucks will sell refreshments, as organized by Food Fort Columbus. Guests should bring folding chairs. Tacocat is located at 937 Burrell Avenue in Grandview, and free parking is available in most surrounding lots. Carpooling and bicycling are encouraged.

Rain Date
In case of severe thunderstorms, a rain date has been scheduled for August 15. Updates will be posted on the Pecha Kucha Columbus Facebook and Twitter accounts.

About Tacocat
Tacocat is a studio cooperative formed by former Junctionview Studios tenants. It houses a mix of 12 artists and entrepreneurs in 11 studios, a shared workshop, and a gallery that will host frequent exhibitions that are open to the public. Visit for details.

About Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dytham 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 more than 600 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.

Visit for photos of past Pecha Kucha Columbus events.

Alexandra Kelley Fox:
Twitter @pechakuchacmh

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