09 April 2012

PKN #17 April 27!

Pecha Kucha Night Volume 17 

Friday April 27, 2012
Oddfellows Hall, 520 Dana St.,
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Conversations start at 7:01pm
Presentations start at (20:20) 8:20pm
$5 donation at the door

Presenters are:
:: Johnee Gange 
Johnee Gange is a film maker working with people with special needs such as autism, brain injuries and ADHD. He focuses on filmmaking as a pathway to foster creativity, collaboration and to build self confidence for the actors. He founded Adventure Club SLO in 2007 and together with the groups he has made seven films. Their last film, Hello Stranger, was featured in the SLO International Film Fest. www.adventureclubslo.com

:: Dorothy Cutter 
Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Studied at the Maryland Art Institute ; Corcoran Museum School;  American University and California College of Arts and Crafts. Had feature articles in  American Artist and Southwest Art and had a retrospective show of paintings and graphics at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Since that time Dorothy Cutter has been involved in photography. Taking my interest in pattern and design to our world underwater has been a challenge and a source of great inspiration.

:: Neal Breton 
Born in New Hampshire. Neal lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles most of his life. He fell in love with comic books and the influence is still evident in his work. Here in San Luis Obispo he opened an art store downtown and organizes events with established artists and new talent. Neal’s latest work chronicles the transcendence and regression of society. www.nealbreton.com

:: Bruce Severance 
Bruce Severance has a long history as a designer and advocate on climate change mitigation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, he has worked as an electric vehicle designer, a green products designer and a green building designer. At Semmes & Company Builders Inc., he spreads the good news about energy saving measures with a high return on investment.

:: Vanessa Amerson 
A long time resident of San Luis  Obispo, Vanessa plays an active role in the bicycle community. Vanessa has been volunteering with the pecha kucha effort since 2009. Now she is finally sharing some thoughts about some songs.

:: Jerry Scott 
Jerry Scott is one of just four comic strip cartoonists in history to have two daily comic strips running in more than 1,000 newspapers each. Baby Blues and Zits reach over 50 million readers daily in 45 countries and fourteen languages. Scott has been the recipient of numerous cartooning awards, including the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award, Best Comic Strip of the Year Award (three times), and the Adamson Statuette, Sweden’s highest comic honor. He lives outside San Luis Obispo,
California with his wife, Kim and their two daughters, ages ten and eighteen.
www.zitscomics.com and www.babyblues.com

:: Simona Bellini 
Simona Bellini (1973) is a Swiss sculptress. Her works, strongly linked and inspired by organic elements found in nature, are mainly developed in clay with various firing techniques. She uses armored structures covered in Aqua Resin for her larger forms of expression. She lives and works in Switzerland but at the moment she’s focused on sharing her art outside of her country.

:: Jody Mulgrew
Jody was raised in Morro Bay and married a Los Osos girl. He also founded old-time americana act The Johnny Starlings, has written and sung with numerous collaborators, and his debut solo album “Rocket Ship” won “Best Album” in the 2011 New Times Music Awards.   www.jodymulgrew.com

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