Explore Piece 11, Origami Creations and more!

As part of Spearfish's The Big Read from January-March, Justin Fossum, age 11, and origami artist extraordinaire, took on a challenge. Executive director, Sian Young, asked if he would create an origami piece following the theme of our Big Read book, "The Maltese Falcon." Justin has previously won several awards at The Matthews Winter Art Shows for his origami creations. We knew he could create something wonderful.

Designed by Gen Hagiwara Madrid-based origami enthusiast Gonzalo García Calvo has a knack for fiddling with paper. He uses a variety of different techniques and papers to fold impressive animals, objects, and sci-fi figures designed by a number of top origami artists. By day Gonzalo works professio

"Worlds without End" by Greg Olsen (there's a blog about how he came to paint this picture of Jesus)

November 11 is Origami Day in Japan, where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace, but did you know that Origami isn’t an entirely Japanese invention? Ancient Japanese origami used cut or marked paper, and was first mentioned in a poem from 1680. In Europe 100 years later, German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel taught …

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