To celebrate World Origami Days, the Japan Information and Culture Center, in partnership with OrigamiUSA, is proud to present an exhibition of amazing origami artworks, plus a guest lecture on the art and craft of origami.
Origami artists, authors and teachers Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander join the JICC for a lunchtime lecture, "Origami: A Lifelong Passion," and a demonstration about the art of paper folding. Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander will speak about origami as a modern art form, its use in fields as diverse as mathematics, industrial design, fine art and education. Watch as Michael LaFosse folds some of his signature pieces.
LaFosse and Alexander were featured in the Peabody Award-winning PBS film, Between the Folds, about modern origami artists. They are the founders of Origamido, a commercial design and fine art studio, and are the authors of more than sixty origami books, kits and instructional DVDs.
The lecture will be followed by a light lunch reception and a chance to view the artworks of OrigamiUSA artists.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from November 12 to December 23 and will be open to the public during regular JICC hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. JICC closed November 28 and 29.