Pecha Kucha 30

CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charleston Arts Festival Presents:

Pecha Kucha 30

Joy Vandervort-Cobb, Cara Leepson, Camela Guevara, Robin Berlinsky, Mark Stetler, Herb Kowalski, Ivan Lima, Megan Deschaine, Tiffany Silverman - Emcee, Professor Ping - DJ

Wed · May 30, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12 Advance - $14 Day of Show

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PechaKucha 31
PechaKucha 31
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to be teaming up with Charleston Arts Festival to present PechaKucha 31 on Wednesday, September 5th at 7PM. PechaKucha, Japanese for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) keeping presentation concise, fast-paced, and powerful. Charleston Music Hall is proud to be the official venue and producer of PechaKucha Charleston. The Music Hall, with help from our collaborators and artist liaison Terry Fox, hopes to focus on developing a strong, interesting, and diverse presenter line up from an array of different artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial disciplines and encourage collaboration, communication, and support in Charleston’s creative community.
Joy Vandervort-Cobb
Joy Vandervort-Cobb
Joy Vandervort-Cobb is a wife, parent, grandparent, daughter, sister, actor, director, stage manager, company manager, writer, voice-over artist and short- order cook in her spare time. In real life she is also a member of the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance and has been since 1994. Ironically, 1994 was the last time she saw her waistline...

Prior to having children and being forced to have a real job, Joy directed, performed, and stage managed all over the country and internationally. She is a Core Ensemble Member with PURE Theatre and has been since Season X. Most recently her work has included the roles of the crotchety but wise Scottie in THIS RANDOM WORLD, the hard punching sister Nina in THE ROYALE, a dog with an attitude, Odd-See, in the epic FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2, & 3; Wife in THE CHRISTIANS; 15 different characters in NO CHILD, a one-woman show by Nilaja Sun; and Carole, in the world premiere of former student and PURE’s resident playwright David Lee Nelson’s SUDDEN SPONTANEOUS EVENT and of course, her first role for PURE, the cussing, drinking, smoking angel, Camae, in THE MOUNTAINTOP. Her work in Charleston has included many of Shakespeare’s greatest male roles including Jaques, Polonius, and Prospero (name those shows!!) and a one woman show she wrote and performed handily called MOMENTS OF JOY. Joy's voiceover work can claim being heard by millions of people each day - installed as it is both at Disney's House of the Presidents and the US Capitol Building.

As soon as she overcomes her number phobia, Joy fully plans on playing the lottery, winning, and relocating to an undisclosed location. It is fully her intention to then only be accessible through social media – and then only if you know her Twitter name. In the meantime, she continues to troll for television, film and voice over work in her copious spare time.
Cara Leepson
Cara Leepson
After interning at Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2009, Cara Leepson moved to Washington, DC to pursue her MA in Art + Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Her experience as an intern at Redux helped shape her graduate studies and her career to follow. Upon the completion of her degree, she worked for a number of contemporary arts organizations in the DC area including Hillyer Art Space, Glenstone Foundation, and Transformer. In December of last year, Cara returned to the low country and to the organization which jumpstarted her career in the arts, to take the helm of Redux as Executive Director. Through upcoming programming and curatorial projects at Redux, Cara is committed to providing the artistic community of Charleston with a platform where people can engage with and create contemporary art. When she's not at Redux, you can find Cara hanging out with her dogs Duane and Peaches, jamming out live music, spending time on the water, and eating tofu tacos at YoBo.
Camela Guevara
Camela Guevara
Camela Guevara is a fiber artist and painter focused on materials and traditional sewing techniques. Her work results from a desire to record moments of introspection in embellished surfaces and soft sculpture that reference couture sewing, as well as abstraction in gouache featuring layered colors with delicate brush work. She is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the City of North Charleston sharing fiber art and painting with people of all ages.
Robin Berlinsky
Robin Berlinsky
Robin Berlinsky, Executive Director, Engaging Creative Minds (ECM)

ECM’s mission is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive South Carolina workforce.

Robin Berlinsky holds an M.Ed. from The Citadel. She taught 1st and 5th grades in New York and South Carolina and has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of Charleston’s School of Education Health and Human Performance since 1996. Prior to joining ECM in 2013, she was a founding board member and the first Director of Education for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry where she created hands-on arts-integrated afterschool/summer programs for over 10,000 visitors and their families.

Robin is a member of the 2017 Riley Institute Midlands Diversity Leaders Initiative and National Advisory Committee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She serves on the Palmetto State Arts Education board and chairs the Art Committee for Charleston STEM Festival. In addition, she supports various school improvement and nonprofit education committees in the tri-county area of Charleston, South Carolina.

Robin won the 2007 “Woman of Distinction in Business” Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern SC. She co-authored the compendium, STEM Ready America: Inspiring and Preparing Students for Success With Afterschool and Summer Learning, sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Further publications include Elementary School Principal magazine, “Combating Summer Learning Loss,” and video by National Association of Elementary School Principals, “Partnering to Create Summer Learning for Students.”
Mark Stetler
Mark Stetler
Mark Stetler's career as a professional photographer span more than twenty five years. Stetler studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he earned a BA as well as top academic and best portfolio awards. Seeking to further his education he moved to New York in 1993 to attend NYU. While in New York he soon began assisting many of the worlds most respected photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark and Richard Avedon. Inspirational relationships with Avedon and others led to creative ventures of his own in landscape, portraiture and fashion, fields where he currently shoots for clients worldwide.
Stetler's fine art and portraiture work has gained recognition through Graphis Gold Award Top 100 Photographers 2016, PDN/Mamiya’s Emerging Photographer's Award and the publication of his images of September 11th shot from the rooftop of his studio near the World Trade Center. Numerous exhibitions of his work have followed.
Herb Kowalski
Herb Kowalski
Herburbia: Urban. Local. Cool.



Herburbia is a new multi-faceted real estate development, perfect for modern living, shopping, and assimilation, located directly in the middle of the Cooper River. Herburbia will usher in a new era of lifestyle for the Lowcountry community. Its mission is to harness the harrowing future and tumultuous past of Charleston, and bring it together under one harmonious roof. All the amenities of Herburbia will feature top-of-the-line engineering, construction, and manicuring, while only using locally-sourced, organic, building materials and whole grains. Herburbia is destined to become an icon, standing proud in the river next to the bridge that goes on all the logos.

Herburbia is the vision of former mayoral candidate and community do-gooder Herb Kowalski, a local developer from Ohio.
Ivan Lima
Ivan Lima
Owner & Creative of Ivan Lima Design
Host & Director of CreativeMornings Charleston

His origin story is the subject of endless debates and sub-reddit threads. Some say Ivan Lima was formed when a bolt of lightning chipped a small block off the Cristo Redentor statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Others vehemently insist he is Samba in human form. A small but vocal minority claim to have evidence that he is the last living descendent of a long lost tribe for which the capital of Peru is named.

Wherever you fall in the debate, one surely can agree that Ivan emigrated from Brazil to the U.S. at the age of 9, to Nashville. He moved to Charleston and graduated from C of C with a B.S. in Psychology, then ventured to San Francisco to begin his career in Graphic Design. His name however, still triggers red flags with homeland security.

Oakland, CA is where he truly gained momentum in the creative community, taking on such clients as Adidas, Golden State Warriors, the Oakland A's, and lifestyle brand Oaklandish. To contribute to the community that embraced him, he founded the CreativeMornings/Oakland chapter. In 2015 he moved back to Charleston and took on lead role at CreativeMornings/Charleston chapter. He now spends his time highlighting our community's strongest and most innovative voices, branding local companies, and fighting the good fight. Needless to say, Ivan Lima certainly puts the "cha cha" in Pecha Kucha.
Megan Deschaine
Megan Deschaine
Originally from Charleston, SC, Megan Deschaine, after 10 years in the beverage industry, has found her home behind the bar at The Macintosh as bar manager.

Prior to working for The Macintosh, Deschaine served as the bar manager at Charleston hotspot, 492. Before moving down to Charleston, Deschaine worked at two of the premiere cocktail bars in Baltimore, Rye Craft Cocktails and Mr. Rain’s Fun House.

Deschaine continues to develop her skills as the Vice President of the Charleston chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and participates as a member of the Charleston Brown Water Society. Deschaine’s accolades include winning the Iron Mixologist competition at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival in 2015, being named a regional finalist in the 2016 Diageo World Class Competition, a national finalist for the 2016 Ocean Vodka Competition, a Southeast finalist in the 2017 Speed Rack and national winner for 2017 Make it Exotico competition.

Deschaine has a heart for hospitality and a healthy sense of humor. She lives in West Ashley with her boyfriend, Mathew Larsen and their dogs, Bella and Rosie.
Tiffany Silverman - Emcee
Tiffany Silverman - Emcee
As the first full-time faculty member in the Fine Arts at The Citadel, Tiffany Silverman has proven that art can flourish in what may seem an unlikely environment at a military college. Over the past decade, Tiffany has led the transformation of the Fine Arts program from a few basic classes into a full-blown array of diverse traditional and digital media courses, a popular Fine Arts minor, large-scale public lectures and concerts, and exhibitions highlighting artwork by cadet and Lowcountry artists. Her many projects include the creation of the Charleston Strong Mural on Rutledge Avenue, original research on the impact of art classes on the growth of visual perception skills, and the development of The Citadel’s Washington, DC interdisciplinary summer academic program. Tiffany has been honored by the South Carolina Campus Compact, the Junior League of Charleston, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation for her passionate commitment to arts education in the community. A presenter at Pecha Kucha IX, Tiffany returns to the Pecha Kucha stage as the emcee for the thirtieth Pecha Kucha alongside her favorite DJ and husband, Professor Ping.

Photo Credit: Alice Keeney
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/