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By Kate Murphy and Kate Murphy,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 2, 2005
Most schoolchildren know how to fold a page like this one into a hat or a boat. But while many consider it mere child's play, more and more artists are creating startlingly original origami that transcend the humble craft. While adhering to the basic rule of leaving the starting sheet of paper intact (no cutting!), origami artists are more than merely talented folders, asserts Paul Jackson, who lives outside Tel Aviv. His so-called one crease series of works, a sort of a minimalist origami, has an animated quality, as if the paper were contorted by and floating in the wind.
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June 28, 2011
Roland Park Branch Library — 5108 Roland Ave., offers "One World, Many Stories: Summer Fun for Everyone," for ages 3-12, Mondays at 3 p.m., through July 25 except July 4. Includes stories, crafts and games. Call 410-396-6099. The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St., sponsors "Come Sail Away," as part of its Drop-In Art Activities program, every Saturday and Sunday in July, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Voyage through the galleries in search of boats and ships, then go below deck and make creations inspired by the deep blue sea, including seafaring flag collages, origami paper boats, printmaking and sea creatures.
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January 4, 2000
Be a 4Kids Detective When you know the answers to these questions, go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/ What architect designed Central Park? (Go to www.wnet.org/newyork/laic/ to find out.) What does the word "origami" mean? How much prairie has been lost in the past 150 years? ENTER THE FOLD Learn all about the wonderful art of paper folding at Pieces 'n' Creases, a terrific Web site dedicated to the beautiful pastime of origami. Travel east toward tqjunior.advanced.org/5402/, and get ready for some fun folding action.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2011
Two 12-year-old cousins are turning multicolored squares of paper into symbols of hope for those facing critical illness. Chad Fisher and Max Schnitzer have schooled themselves in the traditional Japanese art of origami, or paper folding. The boys, students at Pikesville Middle School, have promised to create 1,000 paper cranes for patients at St. Joseph Medical Center's Cancer Institute. "Japanese folklore says if you fold 1,000 cranes, you will get your wish," said Chad, whose wish is that his mother will recover from breast cancer . Although health regulations prevent the boys from interacting with patients, they have given Andrea Cooper, the hospital's artist in residence, cranes and labels for patients to attach notes to the paper birds.
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October 3, 2001
OCEAN OASIS Jot down some notes from the Ocean Oasis Field Guide at www.oceanoasis.org / fieldguide / . Check out the picture guides to the plants and animals living on the Baja California peninsula and the Sierra de San Francisco. From marine life to birds of flight, you can learn about more than 40 species. Swim around with the angelfish and hammerhead sharks, or take a break from the sun while resting under an elephant tree or Guadalupe palm growing in the region. Kid quest: Where are Pacific creolefish usually found?
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | January 9, 2005
The art of the bath Simply put, origami is the Japanese art of paper-folding. It, too, is the name of the newest line of simply designed, therapeutic air-jet baths from BainUltra. Inspired by the Japanese art, BainUltra's Origami series features five rectangular and oval baths, each with a minimalist style and clean design. The baths, all drop-in models with 3-inch to-5-inch decks, have comfortable curved and heated backrests, 38 to 44 air jets and simple one-button controls for personalized massages.
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April 3, 2005
Akira Yoshizawa, a master paper folder widely acclaimed as the father of modern origami, died March 14, his 94th birthday, at a hospital near his home in Ogikubo, a suburb of Tokyo. The cause was complications of pneumonia Internationally recognized since the 1950s, he was credited with elevating a children's pastime into a serious form of figurative art. He was known both for his innovative folding techniques and for devising a notation system that made origami instructions universally accessible.
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October 17, 2005
TODAY Council meetings -- Baltimore City Council will meet at 5 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, fourth floor, 100 N. Holliday St. Baltimore County Council will meet 7 p.m. in council chambers, 400 Washington Ave., Towson. TOMORROW Violence awareness -- YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. A film, awards and reception will be featured. 410-626-7800, ext. 109. WEDNESDAY Halloween origami -- The Howard County Central Library will sponsor an origami workshop, "Horrorgami: Spooky Paper Folding," at 7 p.m. at the library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.
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June 28, 2011
Roland Park Branch Library — 5108 Roland Ave., offers "One World, Many Stories: Summer Fun for Everyone," for ages 3-12, Mondays at 3 p.m., through July 25 except July 4. Includes stories, crafts and games. Call 410-396-6099. The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St., sponsors "Come Sail Away," as part of its Drop-In Art Activities program, every Saturday and Sunday in July, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Voyage through the galleries in search of boats and ships, then go below deck and make creations inspired by the deep blue sea, including seafaring flag collages, origami paper boats, printmaking and sea creatures.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | October 18, 2002
SUN SCORE **** Watching the Japanese cartoon epic Spirited Away is like strolling into Alice's Wonderland and seeing every wonder sprout up around you as if for the first time. The writer-director, Hayao Miyazaki, is comparable to Lewis Carroll and his illustrator, John Tenniel, rolled into one. He gives viewers the sensation of being present at the creation of a fantasy cosmos as fully alive as it is breathtakingly intricate. Spirited Away is in the league of E.T., Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz. And it has an electric serenity, combining contemplation and excitement, that's unique in contemporary motion picture fables.
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October 17, 2005
TODAY Council meetings -- Baltimore City Council will meet at 5 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, fourth floor, 100 N. Holliday St. Baltimore County Council will meet 7 p.m. in council chambers, 400 Washington Ave., Towson. TOMORROW Violence awareness -- YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. A film, awards and reception will be featured. 410-626-7800, ext. 109. WEDNESDAY Halloween origami -- The Howard County Central Library will sponsor an origami workshop, "Horrorgami: Spooky Paper Folding," at 7 p.m. at the library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.
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April 3, 2005
Akira Yoshizawa, a master paper folder widely acclaimed as the father of modern origami, died March 14, his 94th birthday, at a hospital near his home in Ogikubo, a suburb of Tokyo. The cause was complications of pneumonia Internationally recognized since the 1950s, he was credited with elevating a children's pastime into a serious form of figurative art. He was known both for his innovative folding techniques and for devising a notation system that made origami instructions universally accessible.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | January 9, 2005
The art of the bath Simply put, origami is the Japanese art of paper-folding. It, too, is the name of the newest line of simply designed, therapeutic air-jet baths from BainUltra. Inspired by the Japanese art, BainUltra's Origami series features five rectangular and oval baths, each with a minimalist style and clean design. The baths, all drop-in models with 3-inch to-5-inch decks, have comfortable curved and heated backrests, 38 to 44 air jets and simple one-button controls for personalized massages.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kate Murphy and Kate Murphy,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 2, 2005
Most schoolchildren know how to fold a page like this one into a hat or a boat. But while many consider it mere child's play, more and more artists are creating startlingly original origami that transcend the humble craft. While adhering to the basic rule of leaving the starting sheet of paper intact (no cutting!), origami artists are more than merely talented folders, asserts Paul Jackson, who lives outside Tel Aviv. His so-called one crease series of works, a sort of a minimalist origami, has an animated quality, as if the paper were contorted by and floating in the wind.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | October 18, 2002
SUN SCORE **** Watching the Japanese cartoon epic Spirited Away is like strolling into Alice's Wonderland and seeing every wonder sprout up around you as if for the first time. The writer-director, Hayao Miyazaki, is comparable to Lewis Carroll and his illustrator, John Tenniel, rolled into one. He gives viewers the sensation of being present at the creation of a fantasy cosmos as fully alive as it is breathtakingly intricate. Spirited Away is in the league of E.T., Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz. And it has an electric serenity, combining contemplation and excitement, that's unique in contemporary motion picture fables.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 24, 2002
The Japanese artists who created the famous woodblock prints of the 18th and 19th centuries called their images ukiyo-e, literally "pictures of the floating world" of everyday life. The magical works of Korean-born artist Youngmi Song -- on view this month in the exhibition Flashes of Insight at Montage Gallery in Federal Hill -- pay homage to that ancient tradition but give it a modern twist. In her prints, paintings and paper sculpture, Song depicts a world in which dreams, memories and desires, cloaked in the forms of ordinary, everyday objects, float serenely across our field of view.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | January 18, 1991
Bart Simpson meets the Buddha.That's what it was like at Jacobsville Elementary last week, where Noriko Nishiyama has been teaching Japanese culture to Fayetta Windsor's fourth-grade class."
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2011
Two 12-year-old cousins are turning multicolored squares of paper into symbols of hope for those facing critical illness. Chad Fisher and Max Schnitzer have schooled themselves in the traditional Japanese art of origami, or paper folding. The boys, students at Pikesville Middle School, have promised to create 1,000 paper cranes for patients at St. Joseph Medical Center's Cancer Institute. "Japanese folklore says if you fold 1,000 cranes, you will get your wish," said Chad, whose wish is that his mother will recover from breast cancer . Although health regulations prevent the boys from interacting with patients, they have given Andrea Cooper, the hospital's artist in residence, cranes and labels for patients to attach notes to the paper birds.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2002
A few years ago physicists Rod Hyde and Sham Dixit set out to design a space telescope big enough to study planets outside our solar system. But the duo, who work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, quickly hit a major snag: How would they get their mammoth instrument into space? To see planets so far away, the scientists figured the telescope would require a lens at least 160 feet in diameter. Trouble is, NASA's biggest moving van can hold objects only about a tenth that size.
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October 3, 2001
OCEAN OASIS Jot down some notes from the Ocean Oasis Field Guide at www.oceanoasis.org / fieldguide / . Check out the picture guides to the plants and animals living on the Baja California peninsula and the Sierra de San Francisco. From marine life to birds of flight, you can learn about more than 40 species. Swim around with the angelfish and hammerhead sharks, or take a break from the sun while resting under an elephant tree or Guadalupe palm growing in the region. Kid quest: Where are Pacific creolefish usually found?
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