A chef whose food is a work of art, an artist who uses food to make art. A robotics engineer, a painter of taste buds, an artist/musician, two fine art photographers. And a preserver of the art of letterpress.
Over 100 artists and designers assembled on a
Sunday night in Worcester to listen to these eight
people tell their creative stories — with a catch:
each had six minutes, 40 seconds to display 20
images while making their presentations.
It was one of 250+ Pecha Kucha Nights held
worldwide. In 2003, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham
of Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo, created the
event for young designers to meet, network and
publicly show their work.
Worcester’s gatherings are coordinated by Michelle
May, Scott Zoback and Cynthia Woehrle, who
learned of Pecha Kucha through a friend who spoke
at a P-K event in Portsmouth, NH; the group’s goal
is to provide a format for artists to share their
ideas, projects and creative spirits.
It’s a delicious mix. Photographer Trish Barry
explained the history of her “12 Months with a New
England Farmer” series before 55 Pearl Street chef
Ian Hickey, who mesmerized attendees with preevent
appetizers, discussed “The Creative Process
of Cooking.” Jeffrey “Jeffu” Warmouth’s “Playing
with Food Artistically” drew laughs with images
of his “Milk Kabobs,” “Day of the Cabbage” and