Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Sep 02 - Nov 25, 2018

Above the Fold presents the work of nine renowned artists from four different continents, working in six different countries. The exhibit is an engaging, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary look at the modern advances of origami through contemporary artwork that demonstrates the extraordinary artistic achievements being made in the world of contemporary origami.

These artists have been pushing the boundaries of origami—the Japanese art of paper folding— to elevate what was once considered a children’s craft into a sophisticated global art form. In their hands, this art form has been evolving in remarkable new directions, including sculpture, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.

Above the Fold participating artists include Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Dr. Robert J. Lang (USA), Yuko Nishimura (Japan), Richard Sweeney (UK), and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA).

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Introduction to Modular Origami Polyhedra
Saturday, September 1, 2018; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Robert J. Lang, origami artist, author, and lecturer. He will introduce participants to modular origami and folding polyhedra to learn a little bit of 3D geometry. Make some cool shapes to play with!
Cost: $60 (includes materials) Contact Shannon@mauiarts.org to reserve a space

Bringing Origami to Life: Artistic Folding Techniques
Saturday, September 1, 2018; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, Dr. Robert J. Lang, origami artist, author, and lecturer, will explore wet-¬folding techniques that were developed in the latter part of the 20th century that added life and natural form to origami.
Cost: $60 (includes materials) Contact Shannon@mauiarts.org to reserve a space

Observe & Play Family Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018; Schaefer International Gallery; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Families are invited to view the exhibit together, discover the art and mathematics of origami, and enjoy the fun of paper-folding with hands-on activities. 
The gallery will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

This exhibition is supported in part by Matson® with additional funding by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development. "Above the Fold" is curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.