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About the Exhibition
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is excited to announce its newest exhibition, OrigamiintheGarden², on display September 19, 2020 – May 9, 2021. Making its Texas debut, this incredible outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artists, Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum quality metals. Displayed within beautiful garden settings are examples of what can be folded from a single piece of paper such as soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang.
The Botanical Garden will offer a variety of dedicated programs to engage visitors with the OrigamiintheGarden² while abiding by CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Examples include a curated audio tour, paper-making and origami folding classes, and Japanese cooking classes. Distance learning opportunities for school groups and adults will focus on the relationship between origami and engineering, the roles plants play in paper creating, the science of paper-making , and the life cycle of the butterfly through the lens of origami.
Included with general admission and free for members.
Opening Weekend Hosted by
Thursday Nights, Sept. 24 – Oct. 22 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy OrigamiintheGarden² during extended Thursday night hours at the Botanical Garden. Origami nights will feature exhibition tours, origami inspired hands-on activities, and a cash bar to include Garden inspired drinks and food prepared by Jason Dady.
Thank you to our major supporters
Additional support provided by
John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
About the Artists
Jennifer and Kevin Box
Robert J. Lang
One of the pioneers of the cross-disciplinary marriage of origami with mathematics.
Te Jui Fu
Graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with degrees in marketing, graphic design, and fine art. Fu’s origami pieces are part of numerous museum collections around the country.
Michael G. La Fosse
Internationally regarded as one of the top origami masters in the world today – many of La Fosse’s pieces have been shown in the Louvre in Paris.
Began designing her own origami models in 2010 providing folding instructions for some of her designs on her website, making origami more accessible to all.