Due to the uncertainty associated with hosting large events and crowds in 2020 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Wellfield Botanic Gardens has made the decision to postpone the OrigamiintheGarden2 (OiG2) exhibit until 2021. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to share OiG2 with guests as a part of 季節 Kisetsu: The Year of the Island Garden 2020, we do look forward to launching OiG2 in spring of 2021 – – The exhibit is scheduled Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, October 17, 2021.
Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, that captures the delicate nature of this 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. A personalized audio tour is available on your cell phone so that you may call in and listen to the artists speak about the work.
“Origami presents a simple metaphor: When we begin with a blank page, what we do with it is up to us, and the possibilities are endless.” —Kevin Box
Origami in the Garden2 consists of 21 unique sculptures that comprise 17 different displays sited strategically around Wellfield’s acreage. All pieces feature interpretive signage, as well as a complimentary cell phone audio tour, in which guests can gain additional insight about the pieces from the artists themselves.
Origami in the Garden2 has traveled the country! Recent exhibits have been hosted at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Los Angeles, CA in 2018, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Lewis-Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of this exciting new exhibit? CLICK HERE for sponsorship details and opportunities
Thanks to our additional sponsors:
- Botanical Peace2 – Doug Grant
Thanks to our Sculpture Supporter Sponsors:
- Emerging Peace – Stuart and Paula Barb
- Seed Sower & Seed – In Memory of George Jeremiah Biddlecome
- Folding Planes – Teri and Mike Crabill
- Rising Cranes – Joel and Amy Duthie
- Flying Peace – Dana and Tom Pletcher
- Duo – Martha Peterson and Tony Warning
- Star Unfolding – Welch Packaging
Please enjoy this photo preview of Origami in the Garden2