Week Fifty Two

Pecha Kucha @ Nomad

Posted in 2008 Archives, Art news, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 11 November 2008


My friend Scott Blake does a good job of keeping me on the up-and-up with cool stuff happening around Omaha. So when I got a Facebook message about Pecha Kucha night and learned he was part of it, I figured it was worth a blog post.

Omaha is one of 147 cities – including the likes of Newcastle and Oslo – to play host to a Pecha Kucha night, Japanese for “the sound of conversation.” The night creates an open forum in which creative work can be shown informally without having to rent a gallery or chat up a blogger or writer. Design Alliance Omaha and Nomad are working in tandem on the night, which is tomorrow night, Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8:20 p.m.

The first Omaha Pecha Kucha will include the work of nine artists: Archrival’s Clint Runge, Min-Day Architects’ Jeff Day, Oxide Design’s Drew Davies, The Match Factory’s Justin Kemerling, Nocturnal Design Lab’s Brendan O’Grady, UNO Professor of Art and Art History Dan Siedell, Photographer Bryce Bridges, University of Nebraska College of Architecture professor and Architect Martin Despang and Bar Code artist Scott Blake.

Pecha Kucha, for those familiar, works kind of like a Bemis Center Slide Jam without the gong. Each presenter gets to show 20 images max and can show each one for 20 seconds each.

Admission is $10 for the general public and Free for Design Alliance Omaha and Nomad members. Nomad is located just east of 11th and Jones streets.


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  1. Scott Blake said, on 12 November 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Word UP!

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