Midcoast Magnet and the Pecha Kucha coordinating committee will present the second 2010 Pecha Kucha Night in midcoast Maine on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Tarratine Tribe/Bingo Hall, 153 Main Street in Belfast. Eight individuals have been chosen to give a fast-paced presentation on their work, showing 20 images for 20 seconds each, to be followed by discussion and socializing. Light refreshments will be served. Pecha Kucha Night is open to the public; doors open at 6 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee.

Mike Stiler, artist; Janet Redfield, stained glass artist; Arielle Greenberg, writer; Eli W. Ellis, custom woodworker; Alison Rector, painter; Sanna Kim, cofounder and manager of Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage; Janice Kasper, painter; and Jonathan Laurence, photographer and mixed-media artist, will be the presenters. Joshua Woodman will be the emcee for the event.

Pecha Kucha (Japanese for "chitchat") was conceived as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public in an informal atmosphere.

The Pecha Kucha coordinating committee is comprised of Elaine Bielenberg, Waterfall Arts; Maggi Blue, Magpie Creative; Mary Bumiller, Bangor Savings Bank and Midcoast Magnet; Alan Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Lorna Crichton, Waterfall Arts; Jane Farthing, Two Farthings Design; Kelly Jackson, Farnsworth Art Museum; Lisa Mead, Pinnacle Graphics; and Leila Murphy, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Midcoast Magnet. The committee is always looking for new people to join the team. For further information, call Bumiller at 949-9155.

Fo more information on the upcoming Pecha Kucha event, send an e-mail to rockland@pechakuchamaine.org or call Bumiller at 949-9155.