PechaKucha 32 - 10th Anniversary Edition!

CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charleston Arts Festival Presents:

PechaKucha 32 - 10th Anniversary Edition!

Nico Romo, Marcus Amaker, Whitney Powers, Jacob Lindsay, Tim Hussey, Brady Waggoner, Justin Nathanson, Jonathan Sanchez

Mon · November 12, 2018

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

$12 - Advance | $14 - Day of Show

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PechaKucha 32
PechaKucha 32
This milestone gathering will be a marker and celebration of TEN years of PechaKucha events in the Holy City. Over that period, more than 250 creatives of all stripes have shared what has inspired them in their unique and personal endeavors. PK 32 will be bringing back the original nine illustrious presenters from PK 1 and will afford them the opportunity to reflect once again on their creative drives and ambitions within our signature six minute-forty second formatting.

Among the returning presenters: Whitney Powers, architect and visionary behind “If You Were Mayor”; Tim Hussey, abstract artist extraordinaire; Jonathan Sanchez, proprietor of Blue Bicycle Books and founder of YALLFest; Brady Waggoner, Founder of HOOK and key member of The Dubplates; Nico Romo, owner of NICO; Marcus Amaker, Poet Laureate of the City of Charleston; Justin Nathanson, filmmaker and guiding force behind The Southern.

Robert Prioleau, Partner and Brand Director at Blue Ion and founding member of Charleston Creative Parliament, will emcee and Professor Ping will be DJing.

The event will be complemented by “Visually Speaking: PechaKucha Portraits by Jonathan Boncek”, an extravagant show of photography highlighting Charleston’s myriad creatives from among the works of our local ace photog.


“Visually Speaking: PechaKucha Portraits by Jonathan Boncek”

As a distinctive marker of the TENTH anniversary of PechaKuchas in Charleston, local superstar photographer, Jonathan Boncek, will be curating his selection of twenty-eight portraits of PechaKucha presenters taken during his 2011-2018 tenure as staff photographer for Charleston City Paper. These portraits will be on display in the upper gallery of Charleston Music Hall.

Viewing: Free Monday-Thursday, 12PM - 6PM and Friday, 10AM - 6PM; with admission, during CMH performances.
Nico Romo
Nico Romo
Born in Lyon, France, Chef Nico Romo is the youngest-ever US member of The French Culinary Academy (l’Académie Culinaire de France) and Master Chefs of France (Maîtres Cuisiniers de France), one of just 66 French Master Chefs in the country, and the only recipient in South Carolina. Both elite organizations represent and comprise the most highly skilled chefs in the techniques and traditions of the French culinary art.

Chef Romo graduated from the Helene Boucher Culinary Art School in Vénissieux at age 19 and perfected his skill under French Master Chef Patrick Henriroux at the dual-Michelin Starred restaurant La Pyramide in Vienne, France.

Chef Romo spent a decade directing Patrick Properties Hospitality Group’s culinary programs and helmed the kitchen at Fish Restaurant. During that time, he was named a Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Ambassador and member of the Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force recognizing his commitment to ocean-friendly seafood and Lowcountry fishermen.

Chef Romo now brings his European training and appreciation for locally sourced ingredients to his own concept, NICO, which opened in the fall of 2017.
Marcus Amaker
Marcus Amaker
Marcus Amaker is a karaoke singer, a Kate Bush fan and a donut eater. He is an award-winning graphic designer for a national music magazine, and works with local nonprofits to create websites, posters and videos. In 2010, he founded Charleston Scene for the Post and Courier. As a musician, he's released 25 electronic albums and two records with Grammy-nominated producer Quentin Baxter. Marcus was named Charleston's first Poet Laureate in 2016, and has published 7 books of poetry.
Whitney Powers
Whitney Powers
Whitney Powers is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Corresponding with her early teaching for Clemson’s Architecture Center in Charleston, she was named as one of America’s Young Architects by Progressive Architecture, NYC Municipal Art Society’s Forty Under Forty of the nation’s leading architects, and was recognized for her affordable housing work by The Mayors’ Institute on City Design. More recently she was the 2017 recipient of Historic Charleston Foundation’s Women Who IMPACT Preservation Award. Her Charleston-based practice, Studio A, is notable for its eclectic range of work that stands at the intersection of art, craft, theater, and authenticity. A strong advocate for community, she has served on the City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review, SC Community Loan Fund board of directors, Charleston Moves board of directors, Charleston Council for International Visitors, Halsey Institute Advisory Board, and is the co-founder of the If You Were Mayor® website promoting civic engagement and livability.
Tim Hussey
Tim Hussey
With 25 years experience as an art director, illustrator and finally a painter, Tim has recently taken a year and a half off from it all to be near his new baby daughter, Merrick.

As the design and fine art industries have become diluted and flat with the onset of Instagram stars and templated creativity, he still believes nothing can kill then purity of an individuals truth. Standing by the unique language of one's art, informed by mentors, introspection and years and years of mark-making is Tim's response to these scattered times.

The love for his wife Elise and his new daughter continues to be the driving force behind every move he makes.
Brady Waggoner
Brady Waggoner
Brady founded HOOK, a Charleston advertising agency, in November 2005. HOOK has worked for and created brands most Charlestonians will recognize, including Belk, Heineken Italy, Charleston Mix, Twelve South, South Carolina Aquarium, South Carolina Stingrays, Cathead Vodka, Red Harbor Rum and People Matter.

Parked behind his super-sized monitor, Brady designs with the same careful attention to detail as do people who create authentic miniature soldiers. He sees every project as an opportunity to make a big statement for clients. Along with stellar design skills, Brady is also a smart strategist who finds tiny cracks that lead straight to a consumer’s sweet spot.

Under Brady’s creative direction, HOOK has earned a large collection of industry awards, including 2010 Small Agency of the Year for the Southeast by Advertising Age magazine.

The Minnesota native is also the founder and frontman for The Dubplates, a traditional reggae riddim band. In June of 2017 their album Box Full of Steel debuted at #4 on the iTunes US Reggae Album chart and #9 on the Billboard Reggae chart.
Justin Nathanson
Justin Nathanson
My name is Justin Nathanson, and I am the owner and operator of the cut company, a television, film, and web content production company based out of Charleston, SC.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I began my young life as an actor, studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and spending a number of years on stage and in films. After living and working in Los Angeles for several years at E!, Comedy Central, and other studios, I arrived in Charleston in 2005 as the Lead Editor of a national television series. Since then, I have acquired a large amount of broadcast clients, Fortune 500 Companies, and local businesses as a successful commercial filmmaker, while continuing to produce and work on many exciting personal film projects.

My parents collected and operated one of New York City’s most influential folk art galleries for two decades, lending crucial behind-the-scenes experience to the visual art industry. In 2016 I worked with my wife Erin to launch The Southern - a commercial art business dealing work by artists connected to the American South. We have curated over 15 exciting exhibits at our white wall gallery space, and beyond.
Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez grew up in Charlotte and studied at West Charlotte High School and Yale University. The author of the short story collection Bandit (2005), Sanchez is a two-time winner in the S.C. Fiction Project and a former writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando. He lives in Charleston with his wife and family, where he wrangles the three-headed beast that is Blue Bicycle Books, YALLFest young adult book festival, and Write of Summer, a writing camp for kids. His hobbies include swimming, crosswords, and keeping his car reasonably clean.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/