Origami Night at the Museum will feature hands-on demonstrations of the Japanese art of paper folding on AHA night, Thursday, December 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. At 6:30 p.m. the film, Between the Folds, will be shown in the Cook Memorial Theater, followed by a Q&A session with members of the FOLD Project – six MFA graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).
Demonstrations will show how to make origami whales and reveal how other elaborate and elegant creations emerge from a simple sheet of paper. No prior skills are required to learn this art. Admission is free to demonstration and film.
Recognized by several international film festivals, Between the Folds, was written produced and directed by Vanessa Gould. Presented by Green Fuse Films, “Between the Folds” chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists – all forging unconventional lives as modern paper-folders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.