PechaKucha Vol. 19 Presenters Announced



The next installment of PechaKucha (literally translates to chit chat in Japanese) looks like it has a lot of potential. The event brings participants together to talk about just about anything, be it their work, their passion or their hobbies, and asks them to present a slideshow (20 slides at 20 seconds each). 

Held once more inside the air conditioned Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, PK19 will take place on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. (side note: The Arneson was a great idea in theory, but we ended up sitting in a giant bowl of sweat for three hours). A $5 donation gets light snacks and a seat. Here's the lineup:

Mary Heathcott, Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. You can read more about Heathcott's turn as director here: "Blue Star Risen: Director Mary Heathcott Demonstrates Depth and Range."

Joe Reyes, guitarist and producer of Buttercup and Demitasse fame. Read more about Reyes here: "Demitasse’s ‘Blue Medicine’ is a Cathartic Debut from Buttercup Spinoff.

Susan Snow, World Heritage Coordinator, who was instrumental in securing World Heritage status for the Missions. Read more about about Snow here: "What's Next For The San Antonio Missions?"

Diego Galicia, chef and owner of Mixtli, a 12-seat fine dining concept, and Mezcalería Mixtli. Read about Galicia and co. here: "Mixtli Team To Add Mezcalería Mixtli at the Yard."

Yvette Benavides, Professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Brian Chasnoff, opinion columnist at the San Antonio Express-News. 

Paula Owen, President of the Southwest School of Art. Read about her 2014 "Vague Chatter" exhibit at REM Gallery here

Lloyd Walsh, professor of Art and revered painter. Read about Walsh's work from his 2013 exhibit at Blue Star here: "Lloyd Walsh's imaginative creatures leap to life."