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Origami
in the Garden

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5.

Origami in the Garden is presented by Altria Group. Scroll down for more information on the exhibition.
Origami in the Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Image by Tom Hennessy

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Start:
Friday, April 13, 2018
End:
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Event Details
Painted Ponies from Origami in the Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Image by Tom Hennessy

Painted Ponies is sponsored by Patient First.

A premier art exhibit of origami bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures is making its mid-Atlantic debut at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this spring and summer.

Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculptures inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.Folding Planes from Origami in the Garden. Image by Tom Hennessy

    • 16 vignettes featuring 21 sculptures
    • some sculptures are over  7 feet tall; others are small as a mouse
    • all are based on prototypes created with origami: one folded sheet of paper, no cuts
    • forms are cast in bronze, steel, and aluminum
    • artist Kevin Box creates these using a unique process he developed in order to capture the delicate details of paper in museum-quality metals using the lost wax technique
    • installed throughout the Garden with many associated activities and programs
    • celebrates nature, the “master origami artist,” seen in everything from leaves unfurling to butterflies emerging from a chrysalis
    • visit the Garden’s Library to explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding folded origami piece.

Learn about related Origami in the Garden activities.

Paper Navigator from Origami in the Garden. Image by Tom Hennessy

Exhibit and related activities included with Garden admission.
$13 adults
$11 seniors 55+
$8 Children (age 3-12)
Free for Children under 3
Free for Garden Members

Tickets are available at the Garden 9 a.m to 5 p.m daily and can be bought at the door. You can also purchase tickets online (with a small convenience fee). Hero's Horse from Origami in the Garden. Image by Tom Hennessy