Winter Community Day
Saturday, December 14, 11 AM – 3 PM
Free admission all day
Children and adults alike can drop in anytime from 11 AM to 3 PM to learn how to fold origami ornaments and holiday cards from local instructor Yuki Martin. Community Day activities will also include the unveiling of an exhibit component featuring the work of local origami artists associated with POPS, the Portland, Oregon, Paper Shapers. Members of POPS will also be doing folding demonstrations in the exhibit during the day.
Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
On exhibit October 19, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the evolution of origami from craft to fine art, and its stunning modern-day applications in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement. Over 140 works by 45 master folders from 16 countries showcase the power and potential of contemporary origami. In these artist’s hands, paper is a medium for infinite creativity.
The works range from lifelike and representational to mathematical and computer-generated to lyrical and abstract to social and political. The exhibition also includes origami-related videos, photograph murals, books, and a unique interactive origami-making component.
Folding Paper is curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Teaching Themes: Mathematical applications and connections with art and design; Use of art to analyze and express social issues.