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Source: Kathrine Schlageck, 785-532-7718, klwalk@k-state.edu
Web site: http://beach.k-state.edu/
News release prepared by: Andrew North, 785-776-7718, anorth@k-state.edu

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

LADIES' NIGHT AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM FEATURING ORIGAMI HOLIDAY DECOR

MANHATTAN -- Holiday-inspired origami will be the focus of an upcoming ladies' night workshop at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The workshop will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

Kathrine Schlageck, senior educator at the Beach Museum of Art, will teach folding basics and the museum will provide a wide variety of origami paper including patterns, colors and metallics. Participants will learn how to create seasonal origami like tree ornaments, gift tags and napkins.

"One interesting aspect of origami is that some of the first folded paper pieces in Japan were intended as gifts," Schlageck said. "The Samurai would exchange gifts known as noshi-paper folded with a strip of dried fish or meat. It was considered a good luck token."

The workshop is in conjunction with the Beach Museum's current exhibition "Robert J. Lang: Insect Origami."

At the conclusion of ladies' night, take-home instruction booklets will be given out so that participants may continue their work later. Patterns will include stars, pine trees and bells.

The cost for the workshop is $10 and dessert will be served. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 785-532-7718.

For more information, contact the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.