Monthly Archives: November 2013

Origami Lecture and Exhibit, Washington, DC

Origami Strawberries, JICC exhibition, Washington, D.C.Orange Origami Sculpture, JICC exhibition, Washington, DC

Origami Roses, JICC exhibiton, Washington, D.C.Origami Dinosaur, JICC exhibition, Washington, DC

A small but impressive exhibition of origami sculptures is currently on display at the Japanese Information and Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. This past Tuesday I attended the opening lecture and demonstration by two well-known origami artists, Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander. Both men have extensive experience in this Japanese art form, and have published numerous books on the subject.

Origami Lecture by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander

The lecture highlighted origami history and some exceptional examples of contemporary pieces. Afterward, we were treated to a lunch of sushi rolls, and participated in hands-on demonstrations by both gentlemen, making an origami border collie and an origami butterfly.

Michael LaFosse, origami artist, JICC lecture, Washington, D.C.Richard Alexander, origami artist, JICC lecture, Washington, DCJapanese Information and Cultural Center, Washington, DC