by Nick Smith
Pecha Kucha Charleston has come a long way since it was established here in 2008, as an offshoot of the popular international arts discussion/networking event Pecha Kucha. A small group of passionate people put the events together, bringing in new guests each time to talk about their work and inspirations. To keep things moving, the guests only have six minutes and 40 seconds to make an impression on the knowledge-hungry crowd. PK5’s was at the Terrace Hippodrome, located in the old IMAX on Concord Street. There were 350 people sitting in the luxury seats while the guests stood down by the screen, a harsh spotlight shining directly in their faces. The variety of topics showed the wide reach of the event; there were artists, photographers, magazine/webzine editors, an architect, and an electric car guru. Their overall message: Inspiration can be found anywhere — the home, the studio, or in nature.
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