Get your feet wet at Ashland’s 4th PechaKucha Night, where 10 local people – artists, authors, activists, adventurers – will present stories from the life aquatic. In this local version of an international event, 10 community creatives will share their work in a fast-paced, festive setting. The event is free to the public, 8:00 p.m., Sunday March 24th at Standing Stone in Ashland.
PechaKucha Night was started in Tokyo by architects as a forum for designers to share their work, and has spread to 600 cities around the globe over the last 10 years. Its trademark 20 images X 20 seconds presentations keep the evening moving along at a fun and informative pace. Ashland’s PechaKucha Nights pack the house, so come early to get a seat and enjoy dinner or drinks!
10 local people will share their wild work with WATER in 20 images X 20 seconds!
Diana Hartel – Author, painter, environmental epidemiologist presents her “Over the River” oral history project chronicling long term river restoration efforts around the country.
Pete Wallstrom – River guide, river advocate, and owner of Momentum River Expeditions presents adventures in river running and river advocacy.
Angie Boudro, consultant and small business owner, talks about water management to transform farms and pastures.
Robyn Janssen, artist, river guide, and river advocate, has some gorgeous paintings inspired by river trips to dazzle and inspire us.
Pete Newport, owner of Sawyer Paddles and Oars, takes us inside the craft and business of making wooden paddles for the world.
Camila Thorndike, climate activist, presents the 300 foot salmon that brought climate change to our valley’s front door.
Malena Marvin, ecological designer and PechaKucha Night organizer, suggests diverting your greywater can transform and invigorate your household’s relationship with water.
Jonathan Frank, research biologist, discovered the world’s first aquatic gilled mushroom and lived to tell you the story!
Will Volpert, photographer and owner of Indigo Creek Outfitters, takes us on a tour of his gorgeous river photography.
Lesley Adams (Waterkeeper Alliance’s Western Regional Director) and Forrest English (Rogue Riverkeeper) introduce you to Waterkeepers in the Rogue and around the world.