Last night was the second time I've attended a Pecha Kucha event. This one featured six artists, one of them my sister, Dorette Amell. Each presentation is formatted in the same way: 20 slides for 20 seconds as the presenter speaks about his or her work. It's an interesting way to share projects, information, and see what others are up to. If a Pecha Kucha Night comes to your town, I encourage you to check it out.
Dorette's presentation was about her Fuji series. She's created over 150 pieces of artwork that feature Mount Fuji juxtaposed with another element. You can see more of her Fuji's here and sign-up for her Fuji Friday blog, too. A Fuji every Friday!
Other presentations included a talk on murals in the city, building boats with teens, and a librarian who talked about her work and what the library has to offer.
The library talk got my interest because I love the library. The internet has certainly changed the landscape of libraries and how we access information, but libraries remain an important source of information. You can get lots of information on the internet, but if there's a book you want to look at, you'll probably have to buy it or . . . go to the library!
The 18th is National Friends of Libraries Day. I encourage you to check out your local library . . . you may be surprised at all they have to offer! Here's a link to our library in Portland, Maine.