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    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

June 10, 2009

Origami Exhibit in July

What:  Natural Rhythm, an exhibit of Joan Son's paper art.

When:  Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, October 4. Receptions with the artist will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, October 4. 

Where:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, Texas.

Background:  Joan Son's exhibit of meditations on nature through paper will be available for visitors' enjoyment starting on July 9. The art expresses the mystical in the simple, from a single fold to 1,000 folded butterflies. This installation of about 40 pieces in the McDermott Learning Center explores the vastness of nature with many pieces relating specifically to plants and stonework at the center. Also on view will be Earth Robe, an 8-foot-tall, paper art construction resembling a Japanese kimono. Visit Son's exhibit and see how her study of Zen and involvement with Houston chapters of the Japan America Society and the Asia Society affect her art.

Admission:  $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $3 children 5-12, free for members and children under 5.

For more information, go to http://www.wildflower.org/ or call 512.232.0100.

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