October 9, 2017 to April 1, 2018 at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Available Daily During Garden Hours
Included with Gardens Admission
“Tucson Botanical Gardens is delighted to present the exhibit Origami in the Garden2, a display of larger-than-life sculptures incorporating a traditional form of artistic expression surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens.
Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing. Walking through Origami in the Garden2, we discover many different examples of what can be folded from a piece of paper and how these forms relate to the natural world around us. The collection was created by artist Kevin Box and includes his own compositions as well as collaborative works with his wife Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander.
Don’t miss this fascinating exhibit. As the opening date nears, please return to our website as we add programming and educational opportunities to our Fall Calendar!”
Kick off event is a Butterfly Affair gala on October 8, at 4:30 p.m.honoring botanical artist & illustrator Manabu Saito. (His prints will be on exhibit at the Porter House gallery during the entire run of the Origami in the Garden show.) Purchase tickets to the gala online at:https://www.tucsonbotanical.org/event/gala/.
Origami workshops will be held at Tucson Botanical Gardens on Oct. 26, November 9, and December 7, 2017, and January 11 and Feb. 22, 2018– taught by Mary Ellen Palmeri.
Info at www.tucsonbotanical.org