Midcoast Magnet and the Pecha Kucha coordinating committee will present the second 2010 Pecha Kucha Night in Midcoast Maine Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Tarratine Tribe bingo hall, 153 Main St.

Eight individuals have been chosen to show 20 images for 20 seconds each in a fast-paced and engaging program to be followed by discussion and socializing. Pecha Kucha Night is open to the public and doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, and light refreshments will be served.

Chosen to present at the June 25 event are 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. Joshua Woodman will emcee the event.

Pecha Kucha, which is Japanese for “chit chat,” was conceived in Japan in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has grown to include more than 180 cities worldwide, thus answering a global demand for a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. The unique format of 20 images discussed in 20 seconds each keeps presentations concise, the interest level up and gives more people the chance to show.

Founded in 2004, Midcoast Magnet brings people together to develop innovative projects that support creativity, livability and economic sustainability in Midcoast Maine. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to vibrant culture, entrepreneurship and making connections socially and professionally, Midcoast Magnet is a proud partner in Pecha Kucha Night.

The Pecha Kucha coordinating committee is comprised of individuals who represent a diverse group of community organizations and businesses. Members include 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 always is looking for new energy to join the team; those interested in finding out about how they can be involved are encouraged to call Mary Bumiller at 949-9155. For questions about the upcoming Pecha Kucha event, send an e-mail to rockland@pechakuchamaine.org or call Bumiller.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.