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October Meeting — Yoshiko Doherty, Origami

Yoshiko Doherty showing off her Origami

Yoshiko Doherty showing off her Origami

Yoshiko Doherty is a multitalented artist. We often see her paintings in the exhibits of VAS art.

She is the person responsible for the interesting little Japanese sculptures that are displayed at the Art Center. She will do a hands-on project with a demonstration of this beautiful Japanese craft, Origami, at our members meeting in October 12. She will give everyone an opportunity to try their hand at this delicate craft. Maybe you will have your own “crane” or “box” to take with you.

Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about art and the Vienna Arts Society. The meeting will take place at the Vienna Arts Society Art Center at 7:30PM on Thursday, October 12.

 

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At our October 12 meeting, Yoshiko Doherty demonstrated the exquisite art of ORIGAMI. She shared with delight a history of this traditional Japanese craft. Yoshiko then helped visitors create their own origami, to include a crane, which symbolizes long life in Japanese culture. Yoshiko shared the story of a little girl who had survived the nuclear bomb attacks that brought World War II to an end. Diagnosed with cancer, she was determined to make 1,000 cranes as she sought healing. When she died before reaching her goal, her classmates completed the mission in her honor. Today, there is a Peace Monument in Japan that symbolizes the girl who is holding a large origami crane about to take flight.

VAS members creating their own Origami sculptures.

VAS members creating their own Origami sculptures.

 

The next VAS meeting will Be Thursday, November 9 at 10 AM.                                                                                 Jona Blocker will demonstrate the use of Gold Leaf.