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UH Hilo Visiting Artist Matreyek performs Sept 14

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Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Visiting Artist Miwa Matreyek performs “This World Made Itself” at the Palace Theater on Friday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Matreyek will also deliver a free public lecture in UH Hilo’s Campus Center Room 301 on Thursday, September 13, from 2-3 pm. She will be at UH Hilo September 12 - 22.

Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. With her work, she creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette at the cross section of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical. She has performed her interdisciplinary shadow performances all around the world, including animation/film festivals, theater/performance festivals, art museums, science museums, tech conferences, and universities. She is also a co-founder and collaborator of the multi-media theater company Cloud Eye Control and is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award (2013), Sherwood Award (2016), and Princess Grace Award (2007).

The event is a co-production between the UH Hilo Art Department and the Palace Theater and is made possible with support through the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation – Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, the UH Hilo Droste Bequest, and the UH Hilo Art Department Visiting Artist program.

Tickets are $20 General and $10 for students with ID (or under the age of 18), and available at the Palace Theater Box Office, 38 Haili Street, Hilo, Monday – Friday, 10 am - 3 pm, or by calling 934-7010.

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