Tuesday, May 5, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Origami lovers share art with others

By
From page A7 | October 28, 2012 |

By Christina Frank

The Davis Origami Group meets monthly in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to make magical items with paper. Guests are always welcome.

The group will celebrate World Origami Days (Oct. 24-Nov. 11) with an expanded exhibit, talks, workshops and demonstrations at its meeting from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Some of the handiworks are on exhibit throughout October in three display cases at the library.

According to OrigamiUSA, the national origami society, “Oct. 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America. Lillian was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. She was delighted in the magic to be found in a piece of paper, and wanted to share this joy with the world.

“Nov. 11 is Origami Day in Japan, where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.”

Many models will be taught throughout the afternoon, including finger puppets, toys/games, practical items (containers/wallets), dollar folds and airborne models. Participants should bring some old magazine/catalog covers to repurpose before they are recycled.

Several speakers are scheduled. At 2 p.m., Glenn Sapaden will talk about “Bringing Origami into the Classroom,” showing some connections between origami and math, as well as between origami and art. But origami also can be used in history, science, biology and engineering classes, Sapaden says.

At 3 p.m., Andrew Hudson will talk about the “Surprising History of Origami,” an overview of the history of the art, putting emphasis on two time periods: the developments leading to the origami renaissance in Japan in the 1930s, and the proliferation of complex origami in the past couple of decades. Hudson also will discuss some everyday applications (airbags, stents, aerospace industry, etc.).

During the afternoon, Tom Vinik will tell a story while transforming a piece of paper into nine different objects as the story “unfolds.”  He also will teach some napkin folds to use for holiday get-togethers.

For more information, email [email protected] or call Judy Ng at 530-753-6093.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Sexual assault awareness campaign recognizes teens

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Mother, daughters killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Sunrise Rotarians honor student role models

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Vet Med Large Animal Clinic has a new director

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

    Party celebrates release of Lescroart’s new novel

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Grace Valley hosts open house

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

    Indoor Fun Fly comes to Woodland

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Learn to use walking poles effectively

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

    Capitol drive collects essentials for young lives

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Sunset Rotary hosts Thursday-afternoon bingo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Winters agri-tour visits Four Winds Nursery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Fresh cherries at Sutter market

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    Speakers cancel for health reasons

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Davis Municipal Fiber will give people a choice

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Independent study enrollment underway

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Special KDRT broadcast celebrates Grateful Dead’s 50 years

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    Information offered on city tax refund program

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

    Monthly tour set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    Tour de Cluck participants can get here by train

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    .

    Forum

    Think long and hard about our town’s future

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

     
    Whom will our council represent?

    By Michelle Millet | From Page: B4

    Weeds pose a threat to pets

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    Is your bike waiting for you?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

    Tips to reduce student stress

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    John Cole cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

    .

    Sports

     
    DHS celebrates Senior Day with a fun victory

    By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Visiting Eagles edge Blue Devils

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Majors roundup: Thompson, D’Angelo lead Brew Crew rally

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies baseballers fall in 13 innings

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    Stellar acting brings home Capital Stage’s dark comedy

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Student choreographers, dancers stage festival at UC Davis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    From Bach to rock, Regal Beezers will entertain

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Student filmmakers showcased at UCD Festival

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Emma Sallie Wing Hale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Robert Simpson Loomis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7