Named for the sound of “chit-chat” in Japanese, PechaKucha Nights occur in 700 cities around the world, and the Parrish is the Hamptons’ official site for this event. The format is simple: each invited presenter gets 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to talk about living creatively on the East End. The nights have proved to be a great opportunity to establish new relationships, learn about local resources and hear from the many artists, writers, musicians, gardeners, farmers, baymen, winemakers, chefs, designers, architects and other creative professionals in the region.
The next PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 8, is scheduled for Friday, June 13 beginning at 5 p.m. The event is already sold out, but the Parrish Art Museum will fill empty spots on a first-come-first-served basis that evening.
PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 8 presenters include: Bastienne Schmidt (artist), Mirella Cheeseman, May Castleberry (editor and publisher), Michael Halsband (photographer and filmmaker), John Messinger (artist), Sabra Moon Elliot (artist), Michael Osinski (oyster farmer), Ezra Thompson (artist), James Keith Phillips(LCSW, writer and dancer and Dan’s Literary Prize winner),and Mary Woltz (beekeeper).