Pecha Kucha: Fast Talking Artists

Until last week, I’d never heard of Pecha Kucha, but I love the idea.

Here’s how it works: Get a bunch of artists together. Let them each show 20 slides of their artwork and discuss it. The catch? The artist has only 20 seconds to talk about each image. If I’ve done my math correctly – and that’s always a big if – that’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds total time in the spotlight for each participating artist.

Nippertown artists and artlovers will have a chance to see how it all works at “FastTalk,” from 7-9pm on Thursday, July 23 at the University Art Museum at the University of Albany.

In conjunction with the 2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition which is on display through Saturday, August 8, six of the exhibit’s artists – Sharon Bates, Brian Cirmo, Richard Garrison, Kelly Jones, Harold Lohner and Dorene Quinn – will give it a go. And DJ Truemaster will be spinning as well, adding a little tunage to the Pecha Kucha.

Admission is free.

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