Real Talk

Having some of the Valley's most creative minds together in one room could be an overwhelming experience. With so much to talk about, it might be hard to learn something from everyone in just one night.

That's where PechaKucha 20x20 comes in. The event originated in Tokyo, Japan, and allows anyone from professional visual artists to hobby photographers to share their stuff in a simple, easy-to-follow format. Every person involved presents 20 slides of their work for 20 seconds each (that’s six minutes and forty seconds total), resulting in an information-packed night. And, if the works or ideas inspire you to learn more, there's a mixer following the presentation so you can get to know the presenters.

At the event (they're held all over the world), a diverse group of about 10 artists – including urban designer Nan Ellin, web designer Robert Hoekman, Jr., and Arizona State University media arts student Wenhui Yu – will be on-hand.

Thu., April 29, 7-9 p.m., 2010