Folding Paper exhibit debuts at Peoria Riverfront Museum

By WEEK Producer

Folding Paper exhibit debuts at Peoria Riverfront Museum

January 31, 2014 Updated Jan 31, 2014 at 7:06 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Paper is the new exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. It’s entitled, "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami."

Origami dates back to 6th century China and Japan and the art of paper folding began shortly thereafter as a ritual.

Origami folding has been a big influence on modern technology, science and design since the mid-20th century.

The exhibit features the work of San Francisco artist Linda Tomoko Mihara, a third-generation Japanese-American.

"I think everyone's hand some experience with origami, whether they learned to do a jumping frog when they were little, or even as simple as a paper airplane, That's also origami,” she said.

The Folding Paper exhibit opens at the Riverfront Museum on Saturday and runs through April 27.

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