Pecha Kucha 18 will take place on Tuesday, May 14th in…Wragg Square & 2nd Presbyterian. Wonder where that is? Right on Meeting Street. We even made a handy map for you (scroll down; click on image to zoom). This is an outdoor venue, so please bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
Times: Doors open @ 7:00, Show starts @ 8:00 (ish)
Parking: There are metered spots along all streets in the area. There are also paid lots and garages close by.
Entrance: On Meeting Street between Charlotte Street & Ashmead Place
Tunes: DJ Natty Heavy
*VERY IMPORTANT* 2nd Presbyterian has granted us the rights to use their property. We spent weeks working with them on how we could pull this off. A very important caveat to their allowing us use is that NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THEIR PROPERTY. See the map for details. Basically the bluestone walks in front of the Church and the portico (Stage) are sacred ground. People and speakers are allowed to congregate here, but may not transport or consume any alcohol on the Church property. This is a very serious condition of our use. Please, please, please help us to uphold this request. Guests who violate this condition will be escorted off premises by our hired Police Officers. But, those standing/sitting a little farther back in Wragg Sq., and not on Church property, can still see/hear the speakers and enjoy their adult beverage. Thank you.
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Fellow Parliamentarians, the time is now. Get your Pecha Kucha 18 tickets here. Tickets are $10 each. After you purchase, come back here and read the details below the Buy Now button. We know your purchase fingers are twitching.
The Details are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, May 14th
Time: Doors open at 7pm. Speakers go on ’round 8pm. There are no paper tickets. If you purchase a ticket, your name will be on a list at the door.
Location: It’s a Surprise! (To be announced a couple days prior)
Tunes: Natty Heavy
Food: Wood fired pizza from Coastal Crust
Brad Jayne – Creative Forge Productions
Brad has made his mark in independent filmmaking and commercial production over the last decade, most recently producing the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning short film The Debutante Hunters, and writing/directing his first feature-film Warrior Road in 2013, shot in Charleston with a crew of top South Carolina production professionals. He is proudly a Southern storyteller and filmmaker; as a son of the South, he recognizes the immense storytelling and rich culture in his home region, and has dedicated himself to the advancement of its independent production industry.
Brad has founded and oversees programs that support the art of filmmaking, such as the South Carolina Film Commission’s Indie Grants, where he funds and produces short film projects by South Carolina filmmakers. And also the South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project, a statewide high-school filmmaking competition introducing the next generation of filmmakers to the technical and creative aspects of the Media Arts.
Additionally, Brad works as a production consultant for South Carolina based Charliewood Pictures and commercial director for companies and advertising agencies across the nation, specializing in high-end broadcast and internet media content. His hallmark is highly-imaginative projects created with practicality and fiscally-sound approaches. His long-standing relationships with major corporations and non-profit organizations is a testament to his professionalism; the celebration of his work by major film festivals and media organization demonstrates the quality and creativity of his product.
Junius Wright - The Visual Literacy Project
Junius Wright is a Language Arts teacher at the Academic Magnet High School known for his innovative lessons and integration of art into the traditional classroom curriculum. His unique lessons spark student curiosity, nurture discovery, and help students recognize the value of playing with what they learn. Junius passionately believes in the power of art as a teaching tool. His passion has convinced many local artists to install original works in his classroom, an arts-rich environment where ideas flourish, attitudes are challenged, and students leave changed by their exposure to art. When Junius is not teaching, he enjoys kayaking and juggling (yes, he can juggle fire). He lives on Oak Island with his wife, Tracy, and their three children Zoe, Sadie, and Sage.
Chris Winn - Palmetto Brewing Company
Chris Winn is a Charleston resident after a 15 year stint in Colorado, and an early run in Hawaii. After moving here with New Belgium Brewery as a Beer Ranger, he is now the marketing, sales, social media, and philanthropy director at Palmetto Brewing Company.
He is a self proclaimed Jack (ass) of all trades, master of none who has consistently found ways to intertwine work and play much like the DNA double helix. He is adamant that “consumer” is a terrible label, and marketing can be more meaningful than the sheep to slaughter model of corporate enterprise.
He likes long walks in the beach, sushi, hot tubbing, and beer. He’s a nice guy who likes bikes.
Glen Gardner – Landscape Architect
Glen Gardner is a native South Carolinian with deep family roots in gardening and many generations of farming the Lowcountry’s land. A love for architecture led Glen to study Architecture at Clemson University, where he later added in the love of gardening with a major change to Landscape Architecture. Glen was awarded a Mickell Grant for Urban Studies in Italy in 1999, and was also a recipient of the Garden Club of South Carolina’s Hessie Morrah scholarship for five years. Glen’s Thesis project based on the development of Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton won the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s 2001 national Grace Design Competition which included a travel grant to further his studies in the field.
Glen apprenticed with the firms of Seamon-Whiteside and Sheila Wertimer in the Charleston area prior to the 2006 opening of his own practice. With work centered in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, his reach has also extended to New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana; Cashiers and Sapphire Valley, North Carolina; and New York City. Glen serves in board and committee capacities with Historic Charleston Foundation, Preservation Society of Charleston, and Spoleto Festival USA and is a past president of the Charitable Society of Charleston. He lives in Charleston with his two Labradors and is currently his own worst client as he is knee-deep in construction of his own new garden.