TWENTY (by) TELLURIDE 2/27/2012

TWENTY (by) TELLURIDE 2/27/2012

Presented by Telluride Arts, hosted by The Peaks

Twenty(by)Telluride is a fun and creative gathering held throughout the year at venues around town and in Mountain Village. Twenty(by) Telluride was designed by Telluride Arts to showcase the innovation, knowledge and ideas of members of our community through very short, fast-paced presentations: presenters are asked to adhere to a strict format of 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide.

Twenty(by)Telluride  is back with a special Gay Ski Week edition. The theme: “out of the closet.” The event takes place Monday, February 27, at cocktail hour, 5:30 p.m, Great Room, the Peaks.

Twenty (by) Telluride is based on PechaKucka Night and TED.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), PechaKucka rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Why an event like Twenty(By) Telluride?  In most cities and towns, Telluride included, public spaces where people can show and share their work in relaxed manner are few and far between. Locally, Twenty(By)Telluride becomes a perfect platform for creative types  to show and share the ideas and work of a cross section of artists, writers, filmmakers, architects and more who make their homes in and around our box canyon resort – or, with this event – are just dropping by for a visit.

At the upcoming Twenty(By)Telluride, Gay Ski Week artists joint their Telluride compatriots. The lineup includes Reichen Lehmkuhl, personality; David Westman aka Nuclia Waste, drag queen; Gary Lynn Floyd, musician; Robert Weatherford, painter; Kierstin Bridger, poet; and George Greenbank, architect.

To learn more about Telluride Arts and the history of the event, click the “play” button and listen to my May, 2011 interview with Telluride Arts executive director Kate Jones to launch the series:

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