An art and design forum known as PechaKucha Night will bring a group of creatives and those who want to hear from them together on the sixth floor of the BB&T building in downtown Asheville at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14.
About 200 people are expected to attend the event, which will use the entire sixth floor of the BB&T building. The event will include a physical exhibit, but the key is a series of presentations in which speakers show 20 slides and are given 20 seconds per slide to talk. The confirmed presenters are: Shantanu Suman, Guillo Rodriguez, Kitty Love, Christopher Knowles, Ian Wilkinson, Jen Bowen, Jen Gordon and Caitlin Edenfield. Here’s the full list of presenters:
Jenny Bowen, presenting about art as a catalyst for placemaking
Schree Chavdarov, presenting about public & community arts engagement
Caitlin Edenfield, presenting about temporary environmental art installations
Jen Gordon, presenting about graffiti and public art in Asheville
Christopher Knowles, topic TBD
Kitty Love, presenting about kinetic sculpture
Guillo Rodriguez, presenting about functional art
Shantanu Suman, presenting about Indian truck art and his film on the subject, Horn Please
Bella Wells-Fried, presenting about the ethics of graffiti
Ian Wilkinson, presenting about best practices and new technologies in muraling
The theme of the event is public art, and the night will include a project by Knowles that will occupy the entire facade of the BB&T building (Asheville’s tallest building) facing the Vance Memorial.
Tickets are on sale right now for $5. Tickets will be on sale at the door the evening of the event for $8