Talk20 Hutch after hours at the Hutchinson Public Library on Friday drew a crowd of nearly 250 people. They were there to hear 10 community members share something about their lives. Each person gets 20 seconds to talk about each of 20 slides. The entire presentation is a little over six minutes.
This was the second Talk20 Hutch produced at the library. Videos were recorded by Greg Holmes and will all be available at talk20hutch.com in the coming days.
Kristen Garlow Piper shared her experience of being in a coma, and how she was changed when she woke up.
Julie Black shared her experience as a watercolor artist.
Presenters were as follows:
Ryan Corwin – Yes! I’m a nerd. No! I do not love Star Wars.
Julie Black – A Little Watercolor Whimsey
Jim French – Global Detente from a Farm in Center Township
Melanie Green – Hatching an Independent Bookstore
Tony Finlay – Did you know?
(10 minute intermission)
Kristen Garlow Piper – Deja Vu All Over Again
Kris Richardson – Flight
Jennifer Randall – The Publik Bike Station: The First Bike Share in Kansas
Maren Berblinger – Uniting People When Differences Divide
Christopher Wietrick – One Small Idea
Third Thursday this month had a bit of drizzle, but it didn’t ruin the fun. In addition to all the usual art and music you’d expect in downtown venues, there was a bike parade, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was playing at the Fox Theatre. A wonderful evening!
Concerts for the Cause has concerts lined up for every Saturday night through the summer. Avenue A park is the place to be and it’s all free! The music starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.
Talk20 Hutch is July 18, at 7 p.m. in the Hutchinson Public Library. The library is at 901 N. Main. The event will be downstairs, so there’s plenty of room for everyone who wants to attend. Talk20 Hutch brings people together to learn, listen, and engage over a variety of topics. The event is free and open to the public. The after party is at Carl’s Bar, 103 N. Main St.
Ten community members show 20 photographs, and speak for only 20 seconds per slide (a total of a little over 6 minutes). The slides are on a timer, so the format is set. The total time of the event is around 90 minutes, including a 10 minute intermission halfway through.
These are the participants for Talk20 Hutch on July 18.
- Christopher Wietrick – One Small Idea
- Kristen Garlow Piper – Deja Vu All Over Again
- Julie Black – A Little Watercolor Whimsy
- Ryan Corwin – Yes! I’m a nerd. No! I do not love Star Wars.
- Tony Finlay – Did you know?
- Jim French – Global Detente from a Farm in Center Township
- Melanie Green – Hatching an Independent Bookstore
- Jennifer Randall – The Publik Bike Station: The First Bike Share in Kansas
- Kris Richardson – Flight
- Maren Berblinger – Uniting People When Differences Divide
“Response to the premiere Talk20 Hutch was phenomenal, and we’re thrilled to have another extraordinary line-up,” says Patsy Terrell, one of the organizers. “It’s great to see so many people gather to share ideas and engage with each other.”
For additional information, and to see videos from the first Talk20 Hutch, check talk20hutch.com.
“In the World,” an exhibit of paintings by Richard Davies, is on display at the Hutchinson Art Center during July. The artist’s reception will be July 11 from 5-7 p.m. The Hutchinson Art Center is at 405 North Washington. The reception and gallery are free admission. The Hutchinson Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Lovely landscapes, poignant portraits, and intimate still-lives will challenge the patron and aide the imagination of the viewer in creating a bond with the paintings at hand. The artist has brought a wide range of life experience to his work resulting in a pleasing combination of technical virtuosity and emotional depth. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Davies grew up in Houston, and Dallas, Texas, as well as Winfield, Kansas.Academically Richard majored in Art at Wichita State University and later continued his academic journey acquiring a Masters in Creative Writing. Serving in the army he drove tanks in Germany, later on he worked as a roughneck in the oilfields of Oklahoma.
Moving on he worked as a production artist in Wichita while also serving as proprietor of Kirby’s Beer Store located near the WSU Campus. Kirby’s long a favorite of Wichita’s alternative set, was acknowledge by Playboy Magazine as one of the top 100 Bars in the country, certainly an accomplishment for an establishment that could accommodate 27 souls (who were close friends) at one sitting.
Presently Davies paints and writes, having published plays and penned the popular volume Heirloom, the first of a trilogy of works dealing with the future of the planet and mankind. Mr. Davies also teaches at Wichita State University and Butler County Community College.
For more information please call 620/663-1081 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.