Feb 21: Slide lecture “Folding Paper: Infinite Possibilities of Origami”


Richard Sweeney, 03M (Partial Shell), 2010. Watercolor paper, wet folded. Photo © Richard Sweeney. The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

The Nibei Foundation’s Japan Studies Club features “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” presented by Ms. Meher McArthur, Asian art specialist, on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7:30 pm at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Reception and dinner will start at 6:30 pm. Admission including dinner is $10 per person. For contact, (310) 476-6101 ext 134 or japanstudies@nibei.org

Folding Paper: Infinite Possibilities of Origami

Slide Lecture by Meher McArthur

Feb 21, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

The Japanese art of origami (“folded paper”) is now a worldwide phenomenon, practiced by children and adults alike.

In recent decades, paper folding has evolved into a sophisticated art form that is considered worthy of museum exhibition (like the upcoming exhibition Folding Paper at the Japanese American National Museum) and a scientific and mathematical practice that is inspiring physicists, industrial designers and doctors worldwide.

It is also used by many as a tool for world peace.

This slide lecture traces the history and evolution of this art form and introduces some of the world’s most outstanding works of contemporary origami art and science.