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Origami Festival Set For July 13 At Japanese Garden

Published: July 1, 2014

Learn the Japanese art of origami paper folding as more than 40 origami experts provide hands-on teaching and displays at the annual Origami Festival at CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

The family-friendly event takes place Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme of “Ordinary Materials–Extraordinary Art” includes an exhibition of origami made from upcycled magazine pages and bulk advertising mailers. Guests also receive regular origami paper for their creations.

Presenters include CSULB physics professor and origami expert Galen Pickett, who will demonstrate and sell his artwork. Pickett is researching possible scientific and medical applications based on origami folding concepts.

In addition, the garden’s tea house will serve as a gallery of exceptional origami art made by area creators.

Free parking is available in non-metered spaces in Lot 16 across from the garden, located on Earl Warren Drive near CSULB’s Bellflower Boulevard entrance.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for garden members, $7 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Food is not available at the event.

For more information, visit the Japanese Garden website or call 562/985-8420.

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