AIGA Arizona – Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of Tucson’s most creative artists and entrepreneurs? Get a quick peek into their fascinating worlds of inspiration at Pecha Kucha Tucson presented by AIGA Arizona. Formerly called Tucson 20X20, this year’s theme is “Creative Convergence: mixing art + design + inspiration.” The annual event features fun, fast-paced presentations by Tucson writers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Each presenter will show 20 images of their work and inspiration with only 20 seconds to talk about each one! Get your tickets early; space is limited!
Mari Herreras – Tucson Weekly staff writer, fifth generation Tucsonan, mother, story lover, music lover and pet owner.
Tom Willet – Tucson photographer whose large format prints have been published nationally. “My photographs have been used around the world from the first page of IBM.com, TIME.com, LIFE.com all the way to a stolen photograph in an Al Qaeda propaganda site.”
Dust – an alliance of architects, craftsmen, artists, designers, and builders that focus their practice in the master builder tradition. The practice has grown through a collaboration between Cade Hayes and Jesús Robles as an exploration of ideas and ethics that had been culminating from their travels and professional experiences.
Julie Rustad – Artist known for blending painting with her design expertise to create the Addy Award Winning Desert Dwellers Flash Cards. They contain amusing stories about desert animals and feature Julie’s art. She also helps other entrepreneurs with their branding.
Kimi Eisele – 2014 Lumie award winner, Kimi Eisel recently completed a new dance film entitled “Rosemont Ours: A Field Guide,” in collaboration with New ARTiculations Dance Theatre and Ben Johnson.
Alok Appadurai is co-founder of Fed By Threads, a public speaker, a social entrepreneur, an advocate for animals and the environment, and a loving father.