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20x20 Powered By PechaKucha at DVAA

  • Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

DVAA is proud to announce the next iteration of our popular PechaKucha series, to be held on December 10th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm.

PechaKucha, Japanese for “chit-chat,” is defined by Wikipedia as a presentation style developed in Tokyo in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, thus ensuring multiple-speakers have fair and equitable time to speak. DVAA’s PechaKucha evening will be social, welcoming, and pointedly inclusive - upholding the community centered experience of DVAA. Sushi and beverage included!
(parking will be available in the lot adjacent to DVAA!)

Price (includes sushi and wine/sake/beer) for tickets: 
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
DVAA MEMBERS: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

The speakers in December’s PechaKucha evening and their presentation topics are as follows:
John Baccile - Gawking the Gawkers
This talk will stem from a selection of images that will not focus on the naked riders, but rather, from their perspective, recount the hilarious reactions of onlookers as their social norms are turned upside down for one day a year.

Pia De Girolamo - Art Geo
The aim of this talk is to present a series of images of De Girolamo’s abstract landscape paintings accompanied by images of the locations that inspired them, which, in it’s entirety, will give insight into how an artistic body of work can be made.

Andrea Krupp - Burrowing in the Word Hoard
Visual artist and rare book conservator Andrea Krupp presents her musings on the book. She considers its role in our lives as a vessel of knowledge and memory, as a transmitter of experience, and as a quintessential artifact of human culture.

Jules Lee - Spiritual Energy
This presentation will center on the manifestation of energy (and entities of unknown origin). 

Celeste Mann - Beyond the Tiles (Más allá de los azulejos): Al-Andalus in Pastel and Photography
This talk will be about the Real and Artistic Interpretations of the Cultural Legacy of Islamic Reign in Medieval Spain. From 711 to 1492, "Al-Andalus" ( which covered most of the Iberian peninsula) was ruled by Islamic emirs and sultans, and was the link between East and West. It is known as the period of "La Convivencia" in Spain, when people of three religions (Christian, Jewish and Islam) coexisted. Whether this was a peaceful or violent coexistence, or something in between, will be debated forever.

Jennifer Manzella - The Spaces In Between
Philadelphia’s urban landscape is filled with visual complexity and transition -- ever-changing skylines, demolitions, remnants of old industry, and new construction. In between these things are wild places that exist in forgotten lots and old structures, tiny ecosystems filled with weeds, feral cats, trash and occasionally a community garden. Newly returned to local Philadelphia, artist Jennifer Manzella has been recording these changing environments in an on-going art project.

Laura Marconi - Aliens’ Perspectives of Icelandic Landscapes
This presentation is a voyage into the Icelandic landscapes seen in different ways by an emigrant.

Carlee Myers - The Nightmare Detox: How I used creativity to stop 8 years of chronic nightmares
After a childhood trauma, Carlee Myers was pointed in the direction of church and therapy for emotional healing, but something just wasn't quite right. Join Carlee in exploring what spirituality means to her and how she used creativity to put an end to 8 years of chronic nightmares.

Christopher T Wood - Daydrawing
During this talk, Christopher will explain why he has been creating a drawing every day since Jan. 1st, 2016, each of which is a small piece of a much larger object called Daydrawing. There is no scheduled end date to this activity, so the drawing grows larger indefinitely. He will touch on how it relates to global warming, the luminiferous ether, nonlocality, and a universe supplementary to this one.

MISSION: Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) provides artists with a community that fosters artistic expression and growth through our exhibitions and programs.

VISION: DVAA is a supportive community of artists and creatives focused on capturing the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. A luminary artist, scientist, architect, engineer, musician and humanitarian, Da Vinci’s curiosity inspires creativity, innovation and collaboration among our membership. Like Leonardo, we ask big questions, ponder complex ideas, experiment with form and create new ways of engaging with and sharing our art.

Earlier Event: December 9
Later Event: December 13
Garden Party: boo'yah moon