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For Immediate Release
October 19th, 2017
Tucson Botanical Gardens Presents Our Newest Exhibit:
Origami in the Garden 2
Tucson, AZ – Following the record breaking success of Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, the Tucson Botanical Gardens will host Origami in the Garden 2, an avant-garde reinterpretation of the historical paper art form. Created by artists Kevin and Jennifer Box, Origami in the Garden 2 takes origami forms and makes them larger than life. Origami is an art form that looks to recreate the nature around us by breaking it down to its basic geometrical shapes. The folds in an origami piece replicate the folds of a leaf, or the geometry of a flower, giving a visitor to the Gardens a new perspective of the world around them.
In addition to the exhibit pieces, the Gardens will be hosting a lecture series featuring modern day uses of origami in space sciences, biology, and history. For instance, modern day space scientists use origami techniques to store the solar panels of a spacecraft during launch and then allowing them to unfold once in space. The Gardens also has educational programs for kids based on origami and an origami folding room where you can learn to put together your own origami sculptures that you can take home with you. In addition, our Butterfly Magic exhibit is now open and included with garden admission.
Origami in the Garden 2 – Now through April 1st, 2018.
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