Origami, rising above the fold

The Maui News COLLEEN UECHI photo
The Maui News COLLEEN UECHI photo

FIRST PHOTO: Waikapu resident Sheridan Cockett marvels over a wall of paper koi Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. The exhibit, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” opened Sunday. It features nine artists from around the world. This piece by Ohio-born artist Robert J. Lang showcases koi folded from 60 uncut squares of custom-made paper. “It’s fascinating how creative people have become,” Cockett said. “As kids, we did the cranes the box that you could blow up, but that’s it. This is, wow.” The free exhibit is open to the public through Nov. 25. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

SECOND PHOTO: Haiku resident Nancy Findeisen admires “Green Recycling / Destructors VIII,” a piece folded out of elephant-hide paper by father-and-son artists Martin and Erik Demaine, who hail from both Canada and the United States.

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