At TEDxMaui, the talks and performances taking place on the stage at the Castle Theater are quite the focal point of the event, but the theater is not the only place attendees will be presented with thought-provoking “ideas worth spreading”.
In order to keep everyone energized and interacting throughout the day, the TEDxMaui event program also includes conversation breaks outside the theater, where participants can enjoy the outdoors, take part in activities and art installations created just for them. (There are refreshments, too!)
This year, two different artists – O‘ahu-based Andrew Binkley and Maui-based Maggie Sutrov – will present interactive, evolving art installations that give TEDxMaui attendees – giving everyone a chance to reflect on their experiences throughout the day and engage in purely creative realms.
While we can’t tell you everything about the art installations (we want to surprise you!), we can share the titles of their pieces and a little more about the artists!
We can’t wait to share their creations with you! Be sure to get your tickets while they’re still available!
TEDxMaui 2014 Installation Artists:
Andrew Binkley – gone, gone, gone geyond
Andrew Binkley is an O‘ahu-based artist who attended the Kansas City Art Institute, but left to live throughout China, which eventually led to his ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Thailand for several years. Since leaving monastic life, he’s devoted himself to the practice of art and has exhibited internationally with The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Downtown Film Festival (Los Angeles), the Queens Museum of Art (New York), Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art (China) and The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu). You’ll also find Andrew’s works within the collections of Shanghai Zendai MoMA and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Maggie Sutrov – Gathering Light
Three years in Asia changed Maggie T. Sutrov from an oil painter into a guerrilla sketch and watercolor artist. Whether in a crowded market in Taipei or in a quiet corner of Angkor Wat, she painted the people and the scenes in the moment. Having returned home to Maui, Maggie continues to search out dynamic scenes, and also instructs and inspires young artists at Kula Elementary School.