pecha kucha night organizes group hug

Taos Community Comes Together for Pecha Kucha Volume 21, Group Hug

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Where: Taos Center for the Arts, TCA 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

The kick off to the year begins with the 21st volume of Pecha Kucha Night Taos at the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), Taos Community Auditorium on Thursday, January 12. There is no better time than now to come together as a community to share our creativity and inspire each other. This much loved local event will begin at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:00PM with preshow drinks and music. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at the TCA offices and on sale now and online at

The term “Pecha Kucha” is Japanese, and refers to the sound of “chit chat.” The gist of Pecha Kucha is that artists are given an opportunity to showcase and present 20 images of their work, with images changed every 20 seconds. The whole presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds per artist.

Volume 21 will feature live entertainment by Dj Chrystalline, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Manzanita Market. Drinks will be available by the TCA with plenty of time for “chit chat” with local creatives.

The scheduled presentations include (in no particular order):

Dora Dillistone
Miguel Santistevan
Rima Ralph
Georgia Gersh
David Cortez
Mel James
Tara Lupo
Tiffany Jama
Christalyn Concha
Eric Mack

Volume 21 will feature a healthy mix of local flavor, sharing their passions, interests, and creativity. Pecha Kucha Night Taos was launched in the fall of 2010, when the economic climate wasn’t so bright, and the art and gallery scene was strained. These community filled events provided an opportunity for us all to come together and share what was most important. In six years and over 300 presenters, these events have brought us together to laugh, to cry, and just to remember who we are as an art colony. In light of the national and global climate, now more than ever we need to gather in solidarity as a community – and share.

For more information on Pecha Kucha Night Taos, contact J. Matthew Thomas or Richard Spera at (575) 613-0601 or; or visit



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