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CONCOCTION | Oct 20, 2018

Photographer: Joseph W. Nienstedt


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PechaKucha 32 – TENTH Anniversary

November 12 at The Charleston Music Hall

This milestone gathering will be a marker and celebration of TEN years of PechaKucha events in the Holy.  Over that period, more than 250 creatives of all stripes have shared what has inspired them in their unique and personal endeavors.  PK 32 will be bringing back many of the original illustrious presenters from PK 1 and will afford them the opportunity to reflect once again on their creative drives and ambitions within our signature six minute-forty second formatting. 

Among the returning presenters:  Whitney Powers, architect and visionary behind “If You Were Mayor”; Tim Hussey, abstract artist extraordinaire; Jonathan Sanchez, proprietor of Blue Bicycle Books and founder of YALLFest; Jacob Lindsay, Director of the Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston; Brady Waggoner, Founder of HOOK and key member of The Dubplates; Nico Romo, owner of NICO; Marcus Amaker, Poet Laureate of the City of Charleston; Justin Nathanson, filmmaker and guiding force behind The Southern. 

Robert Prioleau, Partner and Brand Director at Blue Ion and founding member of Charleston Creative Parliament, will emcee and Professor Ping will be DJing.

The event will be complemented by “Visually Speaking: PechaKucha Portraits by Jonathan Boncek”, an extravagant show of photography highlighting Charleston’s myriad creatives from among the works of our local ace photog.   

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“Visually Speaking | Portraits by Jonathan Boncek”

at the Charleston Music Hall November 12 – 30

 Photograph by Jonathan Boncek

Photograph by Jonathan Boncek

As a distinctive marker of the TENTH anniversary of PechaKuchas in Charleston, local superstar photographer, Jonathan Boncek, will be curating his selection of twenty-eight portraits of PechaKucha presenters taken during his 2011-2018 tenure as staff photographer for Charleston City Paper.  These portraits will be on display in the upper gallery of Charleston Music Hall.

Viewing: Free Monday-Thursday, 12:00-6:00 PM and Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; with admission, during CMH performances.         


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Jonathan Boncek has always been on the creative side of thinking.

From drawing from comic books at a young age to studying fine art photography at The University of Georgia, he always saw the possibility of creating what he wanted for his life, even if was in a photographic image.  And life happens as it is supposed to.  From being on the stages of ESPN photographing the World Series of Poker to figuring out how to make a money renting out inflatable jump castles in Charleston after relocating from Californina in 2011, Jonathan knows that if we use our creativity to tackle our obstacles then we can start to use our creativity to create what we want for ourselves.  

The self-title, ‘creative problem solver’, came out of six years of being the Charleston City Paper’s lone staff photographer. Now Jonathan is on a new path of marketing with Plateful Solutions, a content creation, digital marketing, and social media agency for culinary and food brands. And all the while Jonathan is continuing to figure out who wants a jump castle or mechanical bull for this weekend!