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Origami Exhibit

Transforming Kami—The Art of ORIGAMI
Saturday, September 6 – Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Admission to all workshops and exhibits at the NJAHS Peace Gallery are FREE!

According to Curator Linda Mihara, “Origami is magical. Its appeal is worldwide and spans across the globe to include almost every major city. New origami clubs and conventions are planned and formed, and origami exhibits are taking place in more places than ever before.” The exhibit Transforming Kami showcases four key fields of origami as an art form: sculpture, realism, whimsy and fantasy. The exhibit brings forth the talents of current origami pioneers who can transform a simple sheet of paper into a beautiful origami sculpture.

Two of the key participating artists in Transforming Kami are Makoto Yamaguchi of Japan and Dr. Robert J. Lang of the US. Mr. Yamaguchi is the author of numerous Origami books and founder of Origami House in Japan. Dr. Lang is a laser physicist who has bridged Origami with math and science. Both are at the forefront of the current movement—to present Origami as a true art form. Also contributing are members of a newly formed group, Pacific Rim Origami, comprised of professional Origami artists and expert teachers of the art. Many of the models in this exhibit were designed and folded by it’s creators.

Other Transforming Kami Events in the NJAHS Gallery

NJAHS Peace Crane Ornament Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2008
1 – 5 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

Origami Workshop
Saturday, November 1, 2008
3 – 4 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

Panel Discussion by Guest Origami Artists
Sunday, November 2, 2008
2 – 5 pm

Mayor’s Tree of Hope Crane Workshop
Saturday, November 8, 2008
3 – 4 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

For More Inforrmation, see the website

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