Origami is more than just paper-folding. It’s pure art! The
“Above the Fold” exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in St.
Petersburg demonstrates the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary
origami. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale
installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political,
and aesthetic ideas.
The exhibit includes works by visionary master folders-such
as Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France),
Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Dr. Robert J. Lang (USA), Sipho
Mabona (Switzerland/South Africa), Yuko Nishimura (Japan), and Richard Sweeney
(UK) as they push the boundaries of paper as a medium for creating bold and
sophisticated works. The exhibition celebrates these artists who are redefining
a traditional Japanese craft as a modern global genre and inventing unexpected
forms of artistic expression.
The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Drive NE in
St. Pete. Regular admission is $20 for adults; $15 for those 65 and older,
Florida educators, college students, and active duty military; and $10 for
students 7 and older. Children under 7 and Museum members are admitted free.
Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $14 per person and children $4 each with
prior reservations. Also, admission is only $10 after 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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