through November 29
Celebrate the longstanding relationship between math and art with prints, paintings and sculptures from the Clay Center’s collection. Examine how artists intentionally and intuitively use mathematical concepts like shape, pattern, symmetry and proportion to guide their creativity. Try it yourself when you solve puzzles and build geometric structures in an exhibit that challenges your mind.
Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
through November 29
The simple paper forms of traditional origami are transformed into breathtaking, large-scale sculptures and conceptual works in the hands of nine artists from around the world. Inspired by subjects as varied as robotics, molecular biology, theology and centuries-old Japanese fashion, these inventive artists push the boundaries of paper to create bold, thought-provoking works.
Between the Folds film screenings
Learn more about some of the artists featured in the exhibit in this Peabody award–winning documentary.
International Film Festival screening
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 pm
Free for members, $7 for non-members. Includes exhibit admission.
Saturdays through Nov. 28, noon
Free for members, $2 for non-members. Exhibit admission separate.
Origami workshop with Dr. Robert Lang
Bringing Origami to Life: Artistic Folding Techniques
Saturday Oct. 24, 2 – 4 pm
$15 for members, $20 for non-members
Pre-registration required, call 304-561-3570
Learn from one of the artists featured in the exhibit! Explore some of the folding techniques developed in the latter part of the 20th century that added life and natural form to origami. All supplies are provided.
Chanoyu: A Tea Gathering
Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 am – noon
$5 per person for members, $8 for non-members
Recommended for families (ages 6+)
Pre-registration suggested, call 304-561-3570
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and fold a cup to partake in a ceremonial sip.
Visual Systems: The Quilter’s Eye
December 12 - March 6
View historical and contemporary quilts representative of a wide range of cultures, and examine the basic elements of the creative process through use of color, shape, line and texture.