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Local group to host Pecha Kucha event

LaToya Wilson and her son, Emanuel Jefferson, 6, visit the downtown Art Park on Pine Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The park, which has new signage, will be the site for Pecha Kutcha Night at 7 p.m. today. (Staff photo: Danny Carter)

LaToya Wilson and her son, Emanuel Jefferson, 6, visit the downtown Art Park on Pine Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The park, which has new signage, will be the site for Pecha Kutcha Night at 7 p.m. today. (Staff photo: Danny Carter)

ALBANY — The Kattalistt Creative Group will host its third Pecha Kucha Night at the downtown Art Park on Pine Avenue tonight, joining more than 133 cities worldwide in a global presentation.

Pecha Kucha is an event designed by the Tokyo architectural firm Klein Dytham. The “20 x 20” format, based on 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each, allows speakers an opportunity to speak on a topic of their choice for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The rapid-fire presentation keeps the energy level high and gives every speaker the same opportunity, no matter their topic or level of expertise.

Twelve local speakers have signed up to participate in the Kattalistt’s third Pecha Kucha. The event will be recorded and sent to Klein Dytham for inclusion on the www.pechakucha.org website.

Tonight’s event is family-friendly, appropriate for all ages. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is requested. A cash bar and taco truck will provide refreshments.

The Kattalistt Creative Group is a nonprofit, volunteer organization focused on improving the city of Albany. The group has hosted river cleanups, collaborated with local organizers to present some of the city’s premier events, and organized or volunteered for a number of community activities.

More information is available on the Web at www.changeintoanidea.org or http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/albany-ga.