Origami Conference come to Vancouver… The best folders such as as Eric Joisel and Robert Lang have come to Vancouver – home of origami master Joseph Wu

Origami Conference come to Vancouver…
 
The best folders such as as Eric Joisel and Robert Lang have come to Vancouver – home of origami master Joseph Wu

Musicians designed & folded by Eric Joisel. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wu.

I learned how to fold origami as a child.  First I folded hats and fish and boats… then I folded cranes and frogs.  By the age of 12, I was folding intricate dragons and reindeer…. then a unicorn from a single piece of paper.

November 9-11 is the Pacific Origami Conference at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

ORIGAMI MASTERS is incredible display of over 100 origami pieces created, designed and folded by Origami Masters from 10 different countries. It will be at the Pendulum in the HSBC Building (855 West Georgia) from Oct. 29th and has been extended to November 17th. 

The viewing hours are:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: closed

20071102_171115 Here are some of Eric Joisel's models.

Check out pictures at the Pendulum Gallery on the PCOC 2007 Flickr gallery!

My library friend Yukiko Tosa is one of the conference organizers and she says that the best day to attend is Sat. Nov. 10th from 9 am -6 pm. These are origami models folded by our Conference Attendees coming from all over the world.  All these exhibits are free to the public. She has sent posters to each branch, Fine Arts and the Children's Library. 

Yukiko writes:
My favourite story right now is about Sam Thomas who is a
'Wishing Star' recipient.  The Hotel is treating him royally as they
should but you can read his mother's wonderful web update about him at:
Fish designed & folded by Joseph Wu. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wu.

Joseph Wu is an incredible origami creator who now makes a full-time living by designing and creating origami figures.  Those Stolichnaya vodka ads featuring origami
swan, eagle and butterfly were all created by Joseph.  You can view them in the
“Illustration” category of his website.  www.origami.as



Check out my 2006 story  about Joseph.  Joseph Wu, origami expert extraordinaire!

Here is a Vancouver Sun article about local origami artist, Joseph Wu Look for more press coverage to come.

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