Van Gogh used paint, Rodin worked in bronze, Larry Moss shapes air with his medium of choice: balloons. Larry has displayed his "airigami" in 12 countries on four continents. His achievements have been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Associated Press, CNN, PBS, Smithsonian Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, American Profile and Ripley's Believe It or Not! In this talk, Larry explains how art has the power to build, unite, and transform communities. Over the past 10 years, Larry had used his art to draw people together in creative environments. He says "I've found that the art I create is more accessible to larger audience, due in part to my chosen medium, latex balloons. I've brought together artists and inexperienced volunteers to create family-friendly exhibits and events that have benefited local communities in many ways. When the public is empowered to create art, they embrace their ownership in the work and go out of their way to share it with others, spreading smiles and, in some cases, even raising money with their art to further benefit the community. Through examples of past community art projects, I will demonstrate the power of art in communities." About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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