Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ready for Some City Time

Tuning up for my trip to the big city (Seattle), we went to PechaKucha last night. It's fun, edgy, urban, arty. Very un-southwest. Very wonderful. It's just what we Taosenos need now and then, to help us feel like we're not on a island, isolated from the rest of the world. We love it here, but we do get island fever...

In a nutshell, PechaKucha was started in Japan, and has found its way all over the world. A pre-selected group of "Creatives" each take their turn onstage for a short presentation of their work. They get 20 slides, 20 seconds each. That's it. Talk fast, move through it, boom, finished. Next. Last night we had painters, a photographer, a yoga instructor, a tattoo artist, an architect, and a spoken word performance duo. It was fun, exciting, inspiring, and everyone I talked to loved it.

The event was held at the TCA, who's newly expanded lobby is the perfect place for art and gatherings.
There was a DJ. Very hip.

Lots of friends meeting up for the fun.

Chatting, mingling, and networking are part of the appeal.

Deborah and I were just feeling silly.

This little beauty was inspired by the DJ's selections.

She danced, and danced...

...and danced. So cute.

I have no plans to get on that stage, but I do plan to attend PechaKucha Taos #4 in the fall. Find one near you, or come here for ours. And now, I need to pack. I'm ready for Seattle, and bummed I can't be there tonight for their version of PechKucha. If you live there, go! I'm leaving tomorrow morning, and I'll be checking in as I travel. See you out there!

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