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<ul><li><p> 600 'Imiloa Place, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 </p><p>Web site: Phone: (808) 969-9700 </p><p>For Immediate Release June 26, 2015 Media Contacts: Vincent Recinto Debi Ueda 808-969-9714 808-969-9723 </p><p> IMILOA EXPLORES THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PAPER FOLDING </p><p>IN NEW EPIC ORIGAMI EXHIBIT </p><p>Hilo, Hawaii Imiloa Astronomy Center will feature local Waimea artist Bonnie </p><p>Cherni and other guest artists in a new EPIC ORIGAMI exhibit. The three-month exhibit </p><p>will explore the art and science of origami from July 5, 2015 September 27, 2015. </p><p>Chernis art has been shown at Kahilu Theatre, Keck Observatory and Waimea </p><p>Ocean Film Festival and will be presented at Imiloa with some never-seen-before pieces </p><p>including the Jackson lizard, an endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, rhinos, the wild pig and a </p><p>smiley frog. This exhibit will also explore how the application of math to art has made </p><p>advances in astronomy, medicine and the automotive industry. In conjunction with this </p><p>exhibit, the award-winning film Between the Folds will be shown daily in the Planetarium </p><p>at 11:00 a.m. (not full dome, but letterbox format). This documentary paints a striking </p><p>portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels the ever-changing art of </p><p>origami, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, and ancient and new. A hands-on </p><p>origami folding station and exciting origami scavenger hunt will also be a part of this exhibit. </p><p>The exhibit will officially open on Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m. with two showings of </p><p>Between the Folds at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and origami folding stations available </p><p>throughout the day. From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Imiloa members are invited to a private </p><p>pizza lunch and exclusive origami folding activities with artist Bonnie Cherni. </p><p>Cherni is an avid student of John Montrolls designs and was inspired to fold origami </p><p>from age of fifteen. She is the leading artist for this exhibit and has collaborated with guest </p><p>artists from around the world, creating everything from miniature to life-sized sculptures, in </p><p>mediums ranging from paper, aluminum, copper and canvas. Her art embodies the idea of </p><p></p></li><li><p>Happenings Page 2 folding sturdy sculptures that can live out in the real world. Other artists represented </p><p>include: (1) Vietnamese artist Nguyen Hung Cuong lives in Hanoi and folds many of his </p><p>expressive designs using a Vietnamese paper with a waxy finish called D. He has been </p><p>folding since the young age of five and has been featured in many origami books with his </p><p>incredibly detailed pieces. (2) Nicolas Terry is a professional origami artist who resides in </p><p>Paris, France. He is an accomplished author and creator of one of the most popular origami </p><p>sites in the world ( (3) Steven Epstein resides on the Big Island. With a </p><p>degree in computer science and minor in math, Epstein has fun bringing math to life with </p><p>his intricate modular origami pieces. (4) Local artist Shannon Nakaya is a highly recognized </p><p>bird surgeon and veterinarian who applies her understanding of anatomical structure and </p><p>function to folding complex origami. </p><p>Admission to EPIC ORIGAMI and Between the Folds is included in the general </p><p>admission fee of $17.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. Kamaaina prices are available </p><p>and, and always, Imiloa members receive free admission. </p><p>Cherni will be back at Imiloa to teach special workshops on July 11 and September </p><p>19 from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Beginner to advanced origami folders are welcome and can </p><p>explore the many possibilities of this fun and addicting art! Admission is $25.00 for </p><p>members and $35.00 for non-members. Space is very limited so early registration is </p><p>suggested. An adult must accompany children under ten. To sign-up, visit Imiloas front </p><p>desk or call (808) 969-9703. </p><p> Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii is a world-class informal science education </p><p>center located on the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus. Imiloa is a place of life-long </p><p>learning where the power of Hawaiis cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the </p><p>wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The </p><p>Centers interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and </p><p>events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science </p><p>and technology found in Hawaii. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday </p><p>through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at </p><p> or call (808) 969-9703. </p><p></p></li><li><p>Happenings Page 3 </p><p>### </p></li></ul>


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