News Feature

Originally published in Compass, May 1, 2014
Stonington Opera House to host Down East Pecha Kucha

Opera House Arts will showcase eight new business and creative ideas in its 6th Down East Pecha Kucha at the Stonington Opera House Wednesday, May 7. Free, locally-raised and created snacks, beer, wine, and conversation begin at 6:30 p.m. with fast-paced, visual presentations at 7 p.m., according to a news release from OHA.

Presenters for May 7 include the following: Ben Barrows, Stonington, general manager of Penobscot Bay Press; Anne Douglass, Deer Isle, Healthy Island Project director; Julie Jo Fehrle, Blue Hill, artistic director, production designer. Sam Harrington, Stonington, Gap Year After 60: Is Reinvention Possible?; Judith Jerome, Deer Isle, writer, actor, director; Hannah Semler, Blue Hill, Healthy Acadia Gleaning Coordinator. Todd West, Deer Isle, Deer Isle-Stonington High School Pathways Program; and Alice Wilkinson, Deer Isle, photographer.

Pecha Kucha (p-cha ka-cha) is a fast-paced, friendly social evening at which a small group of our area’s many innovators will present their newest ideas in 20 slides, for 20 seconds each. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat,” the fun and spark of a Pecha Kucha is that it rests on a presentation format that is concise, rapid, and invigorating, inspiring “chit chat” among all attending—and firing up new ideas and excitement.

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